March 2018 Bird News

leucistic Black-headed Gull Wardown Park Luton 3rd

Gadwall x Wigeon Quest 4th Chimney North 18th

Eider Rookery North 5th (SN)

Avocet GLE 7th

Smew Priory CP 7th (DK)

Sand Martin first on 14th

Pintail drake at Harrowden Lane 14th, drake at Broom 22nd to 31st, pair at Houghton Regis 25th

Whimbrel over Luton 14th

Merlin Broom GLE 15th

Hawfinch 20 still Warden Warren 15th, two Woburn 14th, eight Old Warden 25th

Marsh Harrier migrant past The Lodge 15th

Bar-tailed Godwit 2 at Grovebury 15th (LGRE)

Knot, two Bar-tailed Godwit and three Curlew at Grovebury 17th

Knot at GLW 17th

Common Scoter x3 Stewartby 17th, on 25th x5 at Grovebury, x4 Chimney Corner North, x2 Brogborough and another single at Stewartby 28th

Black Redstart Tetworth Hall 21st

LRP first at Houghton Regis 22nd

Wheatear first GLW 23rd

Kittiwake Priory 24th and MVCP 26th

Garganey Quest drake 25th

Shelduck migrants at Chimney Corner x4 25th, residents returned to normal sites from mid-month

Jack Snipe some remaining at suitable locations on weekend of 24th/25th

Black-tailed Godwit Broom 28th

GW Egret Radwell 29th; MVCP 28th and 29th and presumed same Chimney Corner North 31st

Dunlin at Broom and Rookery South 31st

Grey Plover x2 Rookery South 31st