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Brickhill WoodsSatellite View
These woodlands are most famed for holding the only sizeable colony of Lady Amhurst's pheasants in the UK. Many visits may be necessary to turn one up as they love to skulk amongst the dense Rhododendrons. The woods hold all the usual pine-woodland species... including Goshawk that can sometimes be seen displaying over Back wood in early Spring.
Linford LakesSatellite View
These lakes (formed by Gravel workings) are not all open to free public access, there are some used for fishing, others still working and still others private. The lakes are known for a long-eared owl roost and nesting lesser-spotted woodpecker and have turned up some great passing vagrants.
Willen LakeSatellite View
A reserve has been created in what is a large public area and yet attracts some very good birds including, especially, rarer waders on passage around the small island.
Number of bird species: 280
County Bird - Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba
BBONT Wildlife TrustWebsite
BBONT is one of a network of 47 Wildlife Trusts across the UK which work to protect wildlife in town and country. With more than 2200 nature reserves in their care The Wildlife Trusts are dedicated to achieving a UK richer in wildlife.
Bucks Bird ClubWebsite
Roger Warren, Bakery Lodge, Skirmett, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 6TD 01491 638544
The Buckinghamshire Bird Club was formed in 1981 and was granted charity status in 1989. It was formed with the objective of bringing together under one organisation all those interested in birds in the county. Previously, no single natural history organisation effectively covered the whole of Buckinghamshire. Now, all birdwatchers from the complete novice to the skilled ornithologist are able to enrich their interest and encourage nature conservation by joining the Buckinghamshire Bird Club.
North Bucks Birders
Andy Harding, 15 Jubilee Terrace, Stoney Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1DU. 01908 565896
RSPB - Aylesbury GroupWebsite
The Aylesbury RSPB Local Members` Group is an active and friendly group serving Aylesbury and the surrounding areas...
RSPB - North Bucks GroupWebsite
This local group covers parts of Bedfordshire around Milton Keynes, as well as north Buckinghamshire, and is one of 170 such groups set up by the RSPB. It is run entirely by local volunteers...
College Lake Wildlife CentreWebsite
BBOWT Flagship Reserve... Please note that College Lake Wildlife Centre will be closed for maintenance on Monday 14 August  for approximately 4 weeks. Contact the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildllife Trust on 01865 775476 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for a re-opening date closer to the time. We look forward to welcoming you back in the autumn. College Lake has new telephone and fax numbers: 01442 826774. Fax: 01442 826396
RSPB Reserves - Church WoodWebsite
Woodpeckers, nuthatches and blackcaps are among the birds breeding in the wood...
Wendover is famous for its elusive Firescrests. Found in a mixture of woodland habitat, these rare and distinctive birds can be seen, particularly in the tops of conifer, from April through to September. Closely related Goldcrests, present in large numbers throughout the year can also be seen amongst the conifer crops. Crossbills visit the woods, where brightly coloured males can be seen feeding on conifer cones. Other finches include Siskin, Bullfinch, Goldfinch and Redpoll. Red Kites have been seen occassionaly over the wood and Sparrowhawks are frequently see in the area. Tree Creepers, Nuthatch, Blackcaps and Marsh Tits are also regulars in the woodland. We have information about Red kite...
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
Ash's Bird BLOGBlog
Ashley Stow from Buckinghamshire writes a detailed and well illustrated BLOG of his 'twitching' and takes some fine photos and video...
Had a love of birds since I was kid, and always admired the pictures in books and magazines. Photography took my interest when I was about 20 ish, and consisted of mainly 'snaps' for my own enjoyment. I got older, digital came along, and for the first time I was able to combine two of my loves; birds and photography. Still for my own enjoyment, but if others 'enjoy' them too, then that's a bonus. Anything else? Well, I probably never grew up, and live happily with my dog, Jim...
Joe's Wildlife GardenBlog
Wildlife in a garden in Buckinghamshire...
Le Evans - UK400ClubRareBirdAlertBlog
This is the UK400 Club Rare Bird Alert highlighting all records of avian interest and published in association with Rare Bird Alert Pagers and utilising additional information gleaned from the Regional Birdlines, BirdGuides, local email groups and individual observers...
Mothin' In The GardenBlog
This blog is all about my exploits into moth trapping in my small urban garden (it actually covers 2 gardens as I have moved since I first started the blog and any trapping I do away from home). I should also point out that I release the moths the following evening, I do my best to never harm them or keep them from doing their thing for long....
North Bucks WildlifeBlog
Milton Keynes Wildlife Watcher....
Views From an Urban LakeBlog
This blog is all about my time photographing and watching wildlife around my local patch an urban lake in Milton Keynes known as Lodge lake. This lake is not a great wildlife refuge, it is small, surrounded by roads and housing and used in the most part by joggers, dog walkers and fishermen. But it is where I get to spend some of my free time trying to capture what makes this urban lake special to me...
It is vital to to take action to prevent the Spoon-billed Sandpiper from becoming extinct. Wader Quest is an attempt to raise money and awareness to the plight of, not just these tiny wanderers but of wader species worldwide...
Birdline East AngliaWebsite
What's about? Simply phone 09068 700245. Please report your bird sightings to phone/text 07941333970 or e email@example.com - Calls to 09068 700245 cost 60p/min from a BT landline other networks may vary...
Birds Eye ViewWebsite
Birding diary in words and pictures...
Birdwatching Around Milton KeynesWebsite
Welcome to my home page - I hope that you find at least something of interest within its pages, even if it is only the way out. There is the usual personal rubbish about where, who and what I am, but the majority of the site is dedicated to birdwatching in the Milton Keynes area.
This small area of Farmland, Woodland, and small ponds is situated in an undisturbed area on the edge of Milton Keynes adjacent to the M1. Situated at the end of Broughton Grounds Lane, off the A5130 near Junction 14 of the M1.
Buckinghamshire Bird InformationWebsite
Just what is says...
Cliff Buckton's Bird Watching PageWebsite
Welcome to my home page. I hope that you find something to interest you. The menu on the left shows the subjects covered. Currently, most content is in the Birdwatching section. I live in Denham, Buckinghamshire, England.
Milton Keynes Wildlife Hospital
The Milton Keynes Wildlife Hospital was started at the end of 1979 to care for sick, injured and ophaned wildlife of all kinds. Since then, the type of patient taken in has diversified to cover hundreds of species covering an area from Milton Keynes to as far away as Wales. We were one of the few establishments in the UK to be licensed by the Department of the Environment to care for certain species of bird.
Robins & Blackbird's NestsWebsite
For the third year, this site is dedicated to providing pictures of a pair of nesting Robins. The birds have settled on a site buried deep in ivy on the side of a house in Buckinghamshire, UK. and are currently sitting on a large clutch of eggs...
I have included this most famous of all wild animal hospitals as Bucks residents might need to know where to take an injured bird. Every year in Britain over five million wild animals and birds are injured as a direct result of their encounters with man and man`s world. St. Tiggywinkles, The Wildlife Hospital Trust is a specialist hospital. Using all available veterinary welfare skills, we are dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating all species of British wildlife.
Wildlife in Milton KeynesWebsite
e.g. Extensive plantation woodland with pockets of former heathland and good views including Woburn Abbey. Excellent for birds, the woods can be explored via many footpaths and bridleways and an access area, where all paths are open to the public.
Wandering around Ashridge Forest early one damp March morning last year on my annual, fruitless search for Lesser-spotted Woodpeckers I was diverted by the hundreds of Common Frogs Rana temporaria that had gathered to breed in a tiny pond near Monument Drive…
Holding Moments 2Gallery
Had a love of birds since I was kid, and always admired the pictures in books and magazines. Photography took my interest when I was about 20 ish, and consisted of mainly 'snaps' for my own enjoyment. I got older, digital came along, and for the first time I was able to combine two of my loves; birds and photography. Still for my own enjoyment, but if others 'enjoy' them too, then that's a bonus.
Photographer - Cliff BucktonGallery
All the photgraphs below were taken by me during various holidays or in our garden.
Photographer - Peter JonesGallery
I have been taking photographs of wildlife in Britain and Europe for about five years. I've taken many good quality photos using relatively standard equipment, and have had a great deal of pleasure from this hobby. I've scanned a few samples onto this site together with notes about each photo. Hope you enjoy your visit...
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