Snow bunting: Queen Mother Reservoir, October 21st

Although a pretty regular winter visitor it’s rarely seen away from QMR. You’ll get them on both Spring and Autumn passage but more often in Autumn and generally in late November or December

The bird at QMR this month was an exceptionally early bird – the earliest Autumn bird in over fifty years and the second earliest recorded ever in the county

The site is in the far East of the county and you are supposed to have a permit (free from the BOC). The link below has details of the location and niceties of the site

http://www.birdsofberkshire.co.uk/QMR.htm

Please “click” the bird photos for stories about particular birds at the site (especially skua spp which can be  tricky to ID)

Info on the permit position links directly from here too:

http://www.berksoc.org.uk/archive/2009/access_to_qmr.shtml

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