November 2019 Bird News

Great White Egret – one at Priory CP on 5th and 13th, one at Willington GP on 9th, two at Cuckoo Bridge Lake on 20th-22nd, one south of Sandy from train on 23rd

Whooper Swan – five reported in flight near Luton on 30th, a family group of two adults and three youngsters

Greylag Goose – a massive count of 1460 at Broom GP on 27th

Pink-footed Goose – one with Barnacle Goose flock at Roxton on 1st

Pintail – male near Dunstable STW on 8th, female at Broom GLE on 15th, another at Flitwick STW on 17th and 18th

Gadwall /Wigeon hybrid – one at Blunham on 26th

Red-crested Pochard – four (3m, 1f) at Grovebury SP on 10th, one female at Flitwick STW on 18th and 23rd at least

Pochard – 180 at Brogborough Tip Lake was a high count on 16th

Ring-necked Duck – one at Cuckoo Bridge Lake on 20th to 22nd

Goldeneye – 17 at Brogborough Lake on 17th, one at Blunham on 26th

Goosander – female at Wilden on 10th

Smew – one “redhead” at Meadow Lane GP on 9th

Marsh Harrier – one around the brick pits during the month

Avocet – one flew over Quest ClP on 7th

Woodcock – a a few wintering birds reported including nine around Sandy Smith/Chicksands area on 30th

Little Gull – one at Houghton Brook pools on 7th

Short-eared Owl – one on Brogborough Tip on 20th, another just north of Barton-le-Clay on 26th

Ring-necked Parakeet – three investigating suitable nesting holes in  Wardown Park, Luton on 17th

Swallow – one late bird near Meppershall on 8th

Rock Pipit – one at Broom GLE on 1st

Great Grey Shrike – one between Brogborough Lake and Brogborough Hill from 19th into December

Stonechat – one near Linslade on 10th, four at Houghton Brook pools on 10th, two at Brogborough Tip on 16th

Redstart – one late bird near Rowney Warren on 4th

Tree Sparrow – one in a garden in Radwell on 2nd

Snow Bunting – one in flight between Broom and Southill on 24th