Bird Watching (UK) - - Uk Bird Sightings August - Marek Wal­ford (www.berks­


Red­starts were at Comp­ton Downs (21st-29th), Lar­don Chase (24th), Read­ing (24th), Wig­more­ash Pond (29th), Cookham Dean (29th), Crookham Common (two, 29th) and Cra­zies Hill (29th). Din­ton Pas­tures CP held two Lit­tle Ringed Plovers (17th-26th), a Spot­ted Red­shank (22nd), five Green­shanks (19th-22nd) and an Arc­tic Tern (19th). A Green­shank was at Fob­ney Is­land (18th), with three at Fob­ney Meadow (15th). Lower Farm GP had a Great White Egret (10th-30th), Lit­tle Ringed Plover (3rd), four Green­shanks (19th-27th), Caspian Gull (28th), four Lit­tle Terns (19th) and Red­start (9th-13th). Moor Green Lakes had Honey Buz­zard (15th-27th), Lit­tle Stint (29th-31st), eight Green­shanks (16th-18th), Turn­stone (27th) and Black Tern (19th). Pad­worth Lane GP had Water Rail (24th). Pinge­wood GP held Black-tailed God­wit (21st-22nd) and two Green­shanks. The Queen Mother Reser­voir had a Lit­tle Ringed Plover (16th), three Turn­stones (27th) and Lit­tle Gull (18th). A Marsh Har­rier was at Sheep Down, West Il­s­ley (17th). Theale GP had Gar­ganey (20th-29th), two Arc­tic Terns (20th) and Black Tern (18th).

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