June 2023 Bird News

Pintail – a male at MCP Wetlands NR from 19th staying into July Nightjar – one heard churring near Stotfold on 11th Caspian Tern – one reported from Coronation ClP on 18th Quail – one near Tetworth on 2nd Bittern – movements of birds noted around the brick pits suggested probable breeding Purple Heron – one found at Rookery North ClP on 17th relocated to Coronation ClP where it was present until 24th at least. Seen again in Rookery North ClP on 26th Ring-necked Parakeet – a noticeable increase in sightings from end of May and through June in the Old Bedford Road area of Luton including a maximum count of 23 on evening of 24th Red-backed Shrike – one in Quest ClP on 17th considered to be an adult female Golden Oriole – one at The Lodge RSPB on 1st Crossbill – noted at Potton on 2nd, The Lodge RSPB on 9th and Rushmere NNR on 25th