February 2019 Bird News

Pink-footed Goose – two near Staploe 3rd

Whooper Swan – seven from January still near Southill until the end of the month

Pintail – one at Brogborough 12th

Red-crested Pochard – two at Radwell 17th and 20th at least

Bittern – one on ice at Coronation ClP 3rd

Glossy Ibis – one in flight near Dunstable STW on 25th not relocated

Great White Egret – one over Priory 1st and 10th and around Octagon Farm on 20th and again Priory 26th, possibly same bird involved in all these sightings

Great Northern Diver – two at Stewartby from December still present into March

Merlin – Brogborough Tip 3rd

Curlew – five over Meppershall 22nd, one over Grovebury 24th

Caspian Gull – adult and two first-winters at Grovebury SP 25th

Short-eared Owl – one near Eynesbury on Cambs border 15th to 17th, one near Cardington 24th and 25th

Stonechat – Broom GLE 10th, two at Barton Hills 21st, and one at Brogborough Tip throughout

Siberian Chiffchaff – possible at Stotfold Mill NR from 11th to 25th at least

Great Grey Shrike – Thurleigh 16th

Waxwing – two from January still present on 2nd in Flitwick, two at The Lodge 22nd

Tree Sparrow – two Upper Caldecotte 11th

Crossbill – two at The Lodge 16th

Common Redpoll – at least one with 26 Lesser at Sandy Heath 12th

Corn Bunting – 45 came to roost in Willington 11th