March 2022 Bird News

Brent Goose – one at Harrold-Odell CP on 19th

White-fronted Goose – continued all month at Meadow Lane GP

Pink-footed Goose – one continuing to linger east of Beford, reported at Priory CP, Octagon Farm and Meadow Lane GP. Another or the same at Black Cat GP on 9th and 23rd

Green-winged Teal – continued from February until  last reported on 10th

Garganey – an influx into the UK led to a few birds being found in the county; a male at Battlesden Lake on 20th to 25th, a pair at Radwell on 20th, another male at Meadow Lane GP on 20th then potentially the same bird at Priory CP from 21st to 30th, and a pair at Broom East CWS on 22nd

Pintail – one at Broom East CWS on 23rd, four there on 25th wiht one remaining to 31st

Scaup – male at Brogborough Lake on 9th, male at Broom GP on 20th, the bird at Grovebury SP continued from 2021 until 18th at least

Common Scoter – two males at Broom East CWS on 1st

Little Ringed Plover – an early arrival pof one at Grovebury SP on 5th, then birds returned in larger numbers from 18th including three at Rookery South on 21st,  four at both Broom Quarry on 26th and Grovebury SP on 27th, three at Broom East CWS on 28th

Avocet – one at Black Cat GP on 8th, one at Grovebury SP on 20th, another at Battlesden Lake the same day

Dunlin – two at Broom East CWS on 4th, two Grovebury SP on 19th, three there on 26th, two at Black Cat GP on 20th and two at Broom Quarry on 21st

Jack Snipe – four near Wixams on 12th

Curlew – four at Grovebury SP on 5th, one near Wixams on 20th, one at Wigmore Valley Park on 25th, one over Upper Caldecotte on 30th

Black-tailed Godwit – one at Broom East CWS on 18th, one at MCP Wetlands NR on 19th and 20th, one at Radwell GP on 20th

Bittern –  one noted at Brogborough Lake on 1st, one recorded over Potton overnight on 29th, birds heard booming at two locations

Great White Egret – noted at Broom East CWS on 23rd

Meditterranean Gull – one in Stewartby Lake roost on two occasions mid-month

White-tailed Eagle – one from the IoW scheme tracked through the county on the 28th flying intially south-eastwards over Wobrun Park and then eastwards just south of Barton-le-Clay. The bird was G318, a third-calendar year female and covered over 150km on the day.

Marsh Harrier – one over Broom East CWS on 27th, female at a few sites in Marston Vale during the month

Rock Pipit – one of the Scandanavian race at Broom Quarry  on 18th

Black Redstart – a female-type at Pulloxill on 22nd, a male at Blows Downs on 25th

Wheatear – first record received was on 30th March

Crossbill – eight at The Lodge RSPB on 10th, three at Aspley Heath on 12th