Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla

Caldecotte Lake - 24th April 2006

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Video still copyright Matt Slaymaker

This species is a scarce passage migrant to Buckinghamshire.  The above photo shows an adult bird.  To view a graph showing the distribution of records click here.

Little Marlow Gravel Pit - March 23rd 1999

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Video still copyright Dave Ferguson

The Kittiwake is a scarce annual visitor to the county with only a handful of records in most years.   Only on three occasions have flocks into double figures been recorded.   Although the species has been recorded in every month of the year, Kittiwakes are most likely in the period from January through to May.