Monthly Archives: January 2013

Black-throated diver: Queen Mother Reservoir, January 13th – January 26th at least

Present on and off and showing well (at times!) Here’s a link to the “Queen Mum” page on BirdsofBerkshire.co.uk http://www.birdsofberkshire.co.uk/QMR.htm Advertisements

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Pallas’s warbler: Moor Green lakes, January 3rd – April 18th

A first for Berkshire – first ever photo of a Pallas’s in the county (below) … and the first record, too! A Pallas’s warbler was found in the tit flock along the Blackwater on the 12th. It had been identified … Continue reading

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Tristis in Berkshire – January 2013

With changes to what seems to pass for tristis, there are several candidates in the county. Here are links to the sites where claims are being made (it is apparently “scarce” rather than “rare” Etonwick: http://goo.gl/maps/vrLjN Sandhurst SF: http://goo.gl/maps/HkhM7 Dinton Pastures: http://www.birdsofberkshire.co.uk/Dinton.htm http://www.berksbirds.co.uk/show_photo.asp?photo_id=6213Continue reading

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Pallas’s warbler: Moor Green lakes, January 3rd – April 18th

The serendipitous Ian Paine found this bird by the car park at Moor Green on Thursday afternoon and immediately put the news out. The next morning the bird showed for about 30 minutes in trees near the “five-bar-gate”. Since then … Continue reading

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Waxwing: Bracknell, Peacock Farm, December 10th – January 1st

Michael Hunt first found these birds in the new-ish Jennet’s Park estate beside the A329(M) on a TV aerial (well, his wife actually found them). The flock has grown over the month and can now be as many as 70+ … Continue reading

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