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Last Updated: 20th July 2019

Birds and other wildlife recorded in June 2019

All the summer migrants have arrived, the breeding season is well underway, and even over for some species. June has proved to be a quiet month in Linslade Woods; many people are on holiday and so fewer records of birds and other wildlife are sent! Red Kites and Buzzards were seen and heard over the woodland canopy. Woodpigeons and Stock Doves called from the trees. Overhead Swifts were observed they are here for only a few months, May to August and Leighton Buzzard is still a good stronghold of these aerial masters who spend virtually all their lives on the wing except when actually breeding. Great-spotted and Green Woodpeckers were fairly frequently encountered as were the corvids: Magpie, Jackdaw, Jay and Carrion Crow. But nobody recorded a Rook!


There are plenty of Great and Blue Tits around, many of them nesting in the boxes dotted around the new wood. Skylarks sang from the nearby fields, and Long-tailed Tits were heard, their contact calls not so common during the actual breeding season. Nuthatches and Treecreepers were heard (many older people are no longer able to hear the high-pitched calls of the latter). Three summer migrant warblers were found: Blackcap, Garden Warbler and Chiffchaff, and the resident Wren, Blackbird, Robin, Dunnock were also around in good numbers. House Sparrows were near the urban fringes of the wood. Both Bullfinches and Greenfinches were heard but nobody recorded a Chaffinch or a Goldfinch normally the most common of the finches!


Many butterflies of high summer have now been seen: Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Marbled White, Large White, Green-veined White, Small Skipper and there are plenty more species to be found, so - Please send in your records

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