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HIGH­LIGHTS: A Long-tailed Duck was at Moor Green Lakes (6th-28th). Great Grey Shrikes were at Bury Down (6th-7th) and Wish­moor Bot­tom (18th-26th). Up to five Waxwings were in a Brack­nell gar­den (2nd-18th), with 12 in Wok­ing­ham (27th). DINTON PAS­TURES CP: High­lights in­cluded two Bit­terns, a Brent Goose (11th-25th), Red-crested Pochard (3rd-6th), Fer­rug­i­nous Duck (12th-26th), Wa­ter Rail (3rd-25th), four Oys­ter­catch­ers, a Jack Snipe (21st-28th) and Mediter­ranean Gull (20th). LOWER FARM GP: There was a Shel­duck (8th-10th), Oys­ter­catcher (15th) and two Caspian Gulls (16th). MOOR GREEN LAKES: There was a Shel­duck (4th-20th), three Red-crested Pochards (1st-6th), a Wa­ter Rail (1st-17th) and two Oys­ter­catch­ers. THEALE GP: High­lights in­cluded a Great North­ern Diver (5th), two Shel­ducks (7th), a Pin­tail (26th), three Red-crested Pochards (19th-28th), a Scaup (3rd), Smew (4th-26th) and two Oys­ter­catch­ers. OTHER SITES: Three Smew were at Wrays­bury GP (7th-11th). A Mer­lin was at Bury Down (6th). Four Jack Snipe were at Fob­ney Meadow (3rd). Four Wa­ter Pip­its were at Queen Mother Reser­voir (21st). Two Firecrests were at Fin­champ­stead Ridges (7th-19th), with sin­gles at Whiteknights Park, Read­ing (17th) and Sand­hurst SF (17th). Marek Wal­ford (www.berks­birds.co.uk)

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