June 2021 Bird News

Barnacle Goose – 22 at Stewartby Lake on 17th were unusual away from the usual sites in the Ouse Valley east of Bedford

Pochard – a brood of seven young noted at MCP Wetlands NR indicated successful breeding

Goosander – broods reported on 9th at Turvey and Bromham may have bred locally or drifted downstream from known breeding locations higher up the river in Bucks. Five juveniles at Grovebury on 27th also considered a brood that had been raised locally probably just outside of the county

Turtle Dove – one bird has been noted occasionally in gardens including visiting bird feeders in Arlesey while a juvenile was recorded in a garden in Henlow

Black-tailed Godwit – one at Black Cat GP on 26th

Redshank – two young noted at MCP Wetlands NR indicated successful breeding

Wryneck – one reported on the 4th in Carlton

Spotted Flycatcher – all records welcomed please of this declining species – only a few reported at sites on the Greensand ridge and in the east and north of the county this month

Black Redstart – three pairs noted around Luton, with at least one successfully fledging young from first brood

Stonechat – has bred successfully in the south of the county