May 2023 Bird News

Garganey – two at Broom on 7th, a pair at Priory CP on both 21st and 28th

Red-crested Pochard – a male at Black Cat GP on three dates in the month

Goosander – three at Turvey Bridge on 1st

Quail – birds noted from nocmig recordings over Sandy on both 10th and 22nd

Turtle Dove – pairs noted at Marston Moretaine, Knotting Green and Waterloo Thorns

Avocet – one recorded om nocmig over Meppershall on 24th

Grey Plover – one at Grovebury SP on 29th

Ringed Plover – seven at Wixams on 7th, with 14 there on 31st noted as being of the northern “tundrae” form

Whimbrel – two flew over Priory CP on 2nd

Ruff – two at Wixams on 4th, three at Broom East CWS on 21st

Sanderling – one at Broom East CWS on 29th, one at Wixams on 31st

Dunlin – nine through Coronation ClP on 3rd, a small flock on nocmig over Sandy on 10th, singles at both Broom East CWS and Wixams on 31st

Wood Sandpiper – two at Broom East CWS and one at Wixams, both on 4th

Greenshank – three at Wixams on 4th and 5th, one at Black Cat GP on 4th and 27th, one at Houghton Brook Pools on 29th, another at Henlow on 31st

Black Tern – two at Coronation ClP on 3rd, two at Harrold Odell CP on 4th, seven there on 27th. One at Black Cat GP on 29th and three at Priory CP on 30th

Glossy Ibis – one at Harrowden on 16th

Black-crowned NIght Heron – one recorded on nocmig over Biggleswade on 10th

Great White Egret – one at Willington GP on 4th, another at Radwell GP on 14th

Osprey – one over Woburn on 7th

Marsh Harrier – other than birds around the brick pits, singles were reported at Broom Quarry on 7th, Meadow Lane GP on 14th, Broom East CWS on 23rd, 25th, 26th and 29th

Hoopoe – one in Maulden on 2nd and 3rd

Golden Oriole – at MCP Wetlands NR and Deepdale Potton on 26th

Woodlark – one singing intermittently at The Lodge from 4th to 16th

Wood Warbler – one at Deepdale Potton on 23rd

Firecrest – singles at Upper Caldecotte on 3rd, Coopers Hill from 18th to 23rd and at Lowes Wood on 21st

Crossbill – one at The Lodge on 23rd