June 2020 Bird News

Quail – two between Galley Hill and Streatley on 8th

Bar-headed Goose – one of unknown origin near Toddington Services on 17th

Pintail – one at MCP Wetlands NR from 21st at least

Avocet – one at Dunstable STW on 6th

Curlew – one near Dunton on 13th, two at MCP Wetlands NR on 21st

Black-tailed Godwit – up to five different birds noted at Grovebury SP in the last week of the month, two at Broom East GP on 28th, one at Dunstable STW on 29th

Dunlin – six at Grovebury SP on 6th

Wood Sandpiper – noted at Black Cat GP on 13th, 14th and 25th

Mediterranean Gull – two over Priory CP on 7th

Yellow-legged Gulls – birds beginning to appear at Grovebury SP in the last week of the month

Great White Egret – one at Priory CP on 9th, the first from there since March, one near Sandy on 11th and 17th

Spoonbill – one at Grovebury SP on 6th

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker – one at Coopers Hill on 23rd

Golden Oriole – one heard at Knotting Green on 6th (PH), another at Whipsnade Zoo on 24th (ED)

Black Redstart – one  noted in Luton town centre on 22nd

Redstart – one noted during the month at Caddington Golf Course

Crossbill – about 20 at Woburn GC on 20th and ten in Maulden Woods on 25th


ED – Ethan Diver

PH – Pip Housden