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Hawfinch frenzy

After the day the sky went orange the south of England started to see the largest influx of European hawfinches in living memory Berkshire has had its share with Paul Bright-Thomas first photographing early morning birds flying over his Wokingham garden … Continue reading

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Parrot crossbill

  Michael Hunt found the first Parrot crossbills in Berkshire for about 30 years at one of my favourite sites, Wishmoor Bottom This is where to find them:  Park at the top end of Kings Ride, Camberley: 51.351201, -0.744468 is the … Continue reading

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Great reed warbler & Spotted redshank, late May 2014

Great reed warbler is a mega bird for Berkshire and an excellent find for Kevin Tubb in a new reed bed at Green (business) Park in Reading and the first twitchable bird for just about every current lister (even the top … Continue reading

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Marsh harrier: Moor Green Lakes, June 6th – July 15th at least

Marsh harrier is a pretty scarce bird in Berkshire and usually very tricky to see being, generally, one-day-fly-throughs over early morning gravel pits. So the “long-staying” female at this very popular site is quite a treat (and opportunity) Here’s a … Continue reading

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Sanderling: Queen Mother Reservoir, April 22nd – 28th

QMR is the best place to see waders in Berkshire and the last week or so is the best time for this species. The series of records seem to be waves of the wader passing through on a broad front … Continue reading

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Dotterel: Bury Down, April 26th – 29th

The last weekend in April is the most likely time to trip over Dotterel and Bury Down, on the Downs above West Ilsley, is the most likely spot This bird was found late on the Friday and showed well, if … Continue reading

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Black-necked grebe: Woolhampton GP, March 23rd – April 14th

Three summer plumage birds have been showing very well at the eastern end of the largest of the pits – Rowneys predator lake Here’s a link to a page which has a map and info about the site http://www.birdsofberkshire.co.uk/woolhampton.htm

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