October 2018 Bird News

Whooper Swan – one a Grovebury 28th

Ruddy Shelduck – two at Eversholt Lake 21st (had been also at…

Hen Harrier – one near Potton on 18th

Black-tailed Godwit – Brog Tip 27th

Mediterranean Gull – near Broom 13th

Kittiwake – up to eight in Stewartby roost 27th, one juv over Sharpenhoe 28th

Caspian Gull – polish ringed juv Grovebury 6th, adult there 27th

Hobby – late over The Lodge 8th

Merlin – one near Upper Caldecotte 31st

Short-eared Owl – Stewartby Lake 21st, Gravenhurst 27th

House Martin – c25 over Henlow on 17th

Swallow – two on vismig watch near Meppershall 20th

Woodlark – two vismig Blows Down 21st, one vismig Sharpenhoe 21st

Redwing – first good vismig of year incl 1600 over The Pinnacle on 7th

Ring Ouzel – one on vismig watch near Meppershall 20th, another near Pegnut Wood 28th

Black Redstart – one in Biggleswade 11th, with three in same location on 17th, one still 18th

Whinchat – one near Potton on 18th

Stonechat – at least five at Chicksands 4th, five at Blows Down on 10th, other singles in various locations

Wheatear – one near Sandy on 17th

Richards Pipit – Chelveston Airfield 13th to 16th at least

Yellow-browed Warbler – Sandy 8th-9th

Hawfinch – one vismig over Eaton Bray on 18th, five on vismig on 20th (two Sharpenhoe, two The Pinnacle and one Meppershall), one over The Lodge 25th

Brambling – first noted on 7th, also picked up in reasonable numbers on vismig

Crossbill – one at The Lodge 17th and two on 23rd, ten near Everton 26th, ten at Rushmere CP 28th