Brent Goose   Branta bernicla

Furzton Lake, Milton Keynes - 15th January 2006

BrentFurzton4aCopy-400.jpg (27030 bytes)
Photo copyright Mike Wallen

20060116060154-400.jpg (20492 bytes)
Photo copyright Ashley Boelens

Found by Simon Nichols.   The bird was still present the following day.  A scarce bird in the county, and usually only staying a short time.   To view a chart of Brent Goose sightings in Buckinghamshire click here.


Foxcote Reservoir   - 4th December 2005

BG1-400.jpg (39508 bytes)

BGdrink-400.jpg (37033 bytes)
Photo copyright Tim Watts

This individual was at Foxcote reservoir for just one day.  The species is a scarce and typically a short stayer in the county.  It is seen most years in the county usually between November and February.  To view a chart of Brent Goose sightings in Buckinghamshire click here.


Little Marlow   - April/May 1993

Brents.jpg (34819 bytes)
Photo kindly copyright Mike Wallen

These two dark-bellied Brent Geese were present at Little Marlow from 28th April and 9th May 1993.   Much of the time was spent grazing on the meadows beside the River Thames but they were also seen on the gravel pit.  This species is a scarce vagrant to the county and is not recorded every year.


  Return to Buckinghamshire Bird Club Home Page