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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 … Continue reading

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Great Bustard: Berkshire, June 7th – June 15th still

One of the Salisbury Plain birds has made its way to Berkshire. Unfortunately it’s hanging about at a stone curlew site and so is being “suppressed” on the Berksbirds website For that reason I’m not publishing the site here either … Continue reading

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Turtle dove: Moneyrow Green, May 27th – June 7th still

Turtle dove is hardly a rarity but can be tricky to see in Berkshire; there are, however, a few sites which still seem to have regularly returning birds. Moneyrow Green (nr Holyport) is one of them (Woolhampton/Ruscombe/Nuptown are the others) Click here … Continue reading

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Ring ouzel: Pinkney’s Green, May 6th – May 8th still

This bird allows quite close views (unlike most rouzels in Berks). A female was found late on the 6th and this male was reported on the following day. Park here: and view from the gap in the hedge here: Look north … Continue reading

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Garganey: Redwood avenue pond, March 20th – April 11th still

This pair have, seemingly, been hiding on this suburban pond for a couple of weeks – the pond is just over the road from White Swan lake Click here for a Google map centred on the pond Either walk from … Continue reading

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Great grey shrike: Farley Hill, March 31st – April 1st only

A Great grey shrike was found near Swallowfield GGS was reported at four different sites in the ‘second winter’ of 2011 but this is the first of 2012. Judging from Berksbirds, Farley Hill isn’t very well-watched with gropper being the … Continue reading

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Cattle egret: Sheffield Bottom, March 20th – April 3rd still

A very rare bird in Berkshire, this cattle egret is based near the Hosehill LNR. It spends most of its time around the friesians at Home Farm (just south of the reserve). It’s also been seen to fly to the … Continue reading

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