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Rock pipit: Queen Mother Reservoir, March 7th – 28th

Rock pipit is not particularly scarce but such a bright littoralis ssp is worth a visit There are two littoralis there (one a little more typically confiding) and 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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Whooper swan: Beenham, February 18th – March 28th

Initially found with mutes in a field off the A4 near Padworth this pair have stayed quite faithfully to the same end of a large crop field This centres the Google map of this most common location: http://goo.gl/maps/r1WWj This streetview [http://goo.gl/maps/L1D8z] … Continue reading

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Pink-footed goose: Sheffield Bottom, February 24th – April 10th

A scare winter visitor in Berkshire, this bird was found at  Hosehill LNR. It spends its time in with greylags on the lake or in the fields at Home Farm (just south of the reserve). It also disappears with the … Continue reading

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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

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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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