Local sightings

On this page I will try to keep you up to date with the birds and wildlife that I see in the village of Eversholt and surrounding area. If you have any sightings of your own that you would like to share then please get in touch via this link Submit a comment

14/01/15- At 7.30 this morning I saw a Barn Owl fly over Tyrells End.
4/12/14- great news. Jenny in Tyrells End has seen a Barn Owl circling over Smiths meadow at about 8 this morning.
30/08/14- A mixed feeding flock of 80 Swallow and House Martins feeding between Tyrells End and Witts End. In the same field a Northern Wheatear feeding.
05/05/14- Good views of at least one Cuckoo today as it was flying around calling between Tyrells End and Witts End. I also managed to photograph a Chiff Chaff below.
03/05/14- My first Damselfly of the summer today around the pond. I sent a photo to the county recorder who has told me it is a Large Red Damselfly, one of the first Damselflies to emerge.
23/04/14- Kathy has heard a Cuckoo this morning at the back of the gardens in Tyrells End.
22/04/14- Emrys has taken a couple of photographs of a Grey Heron seen at the village pond.
18/04/14- whilst trying to photograph the Swallows at Tyrells End farm I heard my first Cuckoo today. I also photographed a pair of Linnet.
The male is on the left and the female on the right.
16/04/14- I saw my first 5 Swallows this morning at Tyrells End Farm
07/04/14- Whilst having breakfast this morning we noticed Blue Tits and Great Tits pulling our hanging baskets apart in order to build their nests. I took the shot below. The bird below is one of the Great Tits that I have ringed. This is a female but both sexes build the nest.
05/04/14- The frog and toad spawn has started to hatch already. Today I have seen 3 Redwing and 15 Fieldfare. The Redwing were feeding in one of the rape fields and the Fieldfare were flying west.
24/03/14- The first strings of Toadspawn have appeared in the pond.

19/03/14- I saw my first Sand Martin, first thing this morning as i opened the curtains.

16/03/14- What a lovely spring day today. A walk with the dogs this morning resulted in Yellowhammer, Blackbird, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Robin, Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Skylarks singing, Blue and Great Tit, Fieldfare, Redwing, a hare, several small Tortoiseshell butterflies, Comma, Peacock and Brimstone Butterflies. 4 lots of Frog spawn.
The best news is that there is a nesting Blackbird in the garden with three eggs.
25/02/14- not so much a sighting but a hearing! A pair of Tawny Owls calling to each other at about 6 pm today on The Greensand Ridge walk. The male does the toowhoo and the female the toowhit. There have also been some great views of Red Kite and Buzzards over the past few days. There are also a number of calling Song Thrushes around the village. Song Thrushes are one of our earliest breeders.

17/01/14- Whilst walking the dogs today watch a pair of Common Buzzards displaying and calling whilst in flight.
29/12/13- a short ringing session in the garden produced some good results, see the ringing page for details. Then followed a walk around the meadow produced a Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, four Yellowhammer and the usual smattering of Redwing and Fieldfare.
22/12/13- Apologies for the lack of sightings recently its been a bit hectic here. Anyway, there has been a mixed flock of Yellowhammer and Reed Bunting in the meadow between Witts End and Tyrells End. This morning there was a Green Woodpecker in the same area. No sign of either Buzzard or Red Kite this morning but they are never far away i’m sure.There are still good numbers of Redwing and Fieldfare flitting around and still plenty of berries for them.

04/11/13-I have noticed an increase in the number of Fieldfare about now around the back garden. Also an increase in Blackbirds. Our own local birds will be joined by migrants from Scandinavia at this time of year.

15/10/13- about 11.30 am 12 Redwing and 5 Fieldfare flew over the house, flying south.
13/10/13- Several people are commenting on the noisy Tawny owls at the moment. We are lucky enough to have a few Tawny Owls around Tyrells End. At this time of year the adults are ensuring they have a good breeding territory for early next spring. Tawnys will start breeding as early as February!
A photograph of a Redwing, a common winter visitor from Scandinavia, a member of the Thrush family.
12/10/13- Over the past couple of days there have been sightings of thousands of Redwing flying into the county. These birds will have flown in from Scandinavia on the North Easterly winds. I have seen, this morning, 4 flocks of Redwing flying West to South West. The birds totalled 73. I have also seen a flock of 25 Siskin in the Beech trees near to Water End farm. I’ve noticed an increase in the number of Blackbirds in the garden as well.

29/09/13- During my afternoon walk with the dogs this afternoon I saw Red Kite, Common Buzzard and a female Sparrowhawk.
28/09/13- Nicky found a juvenile Grey Wagtail in our front garden this morning. A first for our garden!
15/09/2013- This morning while out walking the dogs I noticed that there are still several Swallows and House Martins about. Also quite exciting for me was a Spotted Flycatcher over between Mill Farm House and castle farm.

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