The 1990 Berkshire bird race

25 July 2003 | Marek Walford

The following is a list of species recorded by Andy Swash, Steve Abbott, Neil Bucknell and Ian Collins on the 12th of May 1990. The total of 121 remains the Berkshire record despite serious efforts to beat it in recent years. The total includes Barnacle Goose, which following the TABCG rules is considered "uncountable".

  1. Little Grebe - Thatcham
  2. Great Crested Grebe - Thatcham
  3. Cormorant - Blacknest Gate, Windsor Great Park
  4. Grey Heron - Chamberhouse Farm, Thatcham
  5. Mute Swan - Thatcham
  6. Greylag Goose - Thatcham
  7. Canada Goose - Thatcham
  8. Barnacle Goose - Eversley Gravel Pits
  9. Egyptian Goose - Dinton Pastures Country Park
  10. Shelduck - Horton Gravel Pits
  11. Mandarin Duck - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  12. Wigeon - Fox and Hounds Pit - Theale
  13. Gadwall - Lavell's Lake
  14. Mallard - Thatcham
  15. Pochard - Fox and Hounds Pit, Theale
  16. Tufted Duck - Thatcham
  17. Ruddy Duck - Great Meadow Pond, Windsor Great Park
  18. Sparrowhawk - Swinley Sawmills
  19. Buzzard - Combe
  20. Kestrel - Wraysbury Gravel Pits
  21. Red-legged Partridge - Combe
  22. Grey Partridge - Brimpton
  23. Quail - Blewbury Downs
  24. Pheasant - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  25. Water Rail - Thatcham
  26. Moorhen - Thatcham
  27. Coot - Thatcham
  28. Stone Curlew - Berkshire Downs
  29. Little Ringed Plover - Wraysbury Gravel Pits
  30. Ringed Plover - Slough Sewage Farm
  31. Dotterel - Blewbury Downs
  32. Grey Plover - Slough Sewage Farm
  33. Lapwing - Kintbury (Barton Court)
  34. Dunlin - Slough Sewage Farm
  35. Snipe - River Lambourne, Newbury
  36. Woodcock - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  37. Whimbrel - Thatcham
  38. Redshank - Fox and Hounds Pit, Theale
  39. Greenshank - Slough Sewage Farm
  40. Wood Sandpiper - Slough Sewage Farm
  41. Common Sandpiper - Twyford Gravel Pits
  42. Black-headed Gull - Queen Mother Reservoir
  43. Common Gull - Queen Mother Reservoir
  44. Lesser Black-backed Gull - Queen Mother Reservoir
  45. Herring Gull - Queen Mother Reservoir
  46. Common Tern - Wraysbury Gravel Pits
  47. Feral Rock Dove - Twyford Gravel Pits
  48. Stock Dove - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  49. Woodpigeon - Denford Marsh
  50. Collared Dove - Wraysbury Gravel Pits
  51. Turtle Dove - Slough Sewage Farm
  52. Ring-necked Parakeet - Wraysbury Gravel Pits
  53. Cuckoo - Fox and Hounds Pit, Theale
  54. Barn Owl - Kintbury (Barton Court)
  55. Little Owl - Kintbury (Barton Court)
  56. Tawny Owl - Berkshire Downs
  57. Nightjar - Swinley West
  58. Swift - Wraysbury Gravel Pits
  59. Kingfisher - Lavell's Lake
  60. Green Woodpecker - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  61. Great Spotted Woodpecker - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  62. Woodlark - Swinley West
  63. Skylark - Wraysbury Gravel Pits
  64. Sand Martin - Eversley Gravel Pits
  65. Swallow - Thatcham
  66. House Martin - Wraysbury Gravel Pits
  67. Tree Pipit - Swinley West
  68. Meadow Pipit - Combe
  69. Yellow Wagtail - Wraysbury Gravel Pits
  70. Grey Wagtail - Lavell's Lake
  71. Pied Wagtail - Wraysbury Gravel Pits
  72. Wren - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  73. Dunnock - Blacknest Gate, Windsor Great Park
  74. Robin - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  75. Nightingale - Chamberhouse Farm, Thatcham
  76. Redstart - Swinley West
  77. Stonechat - Swinley West
  78. Wheatear - Slough Sewage Farm
  79. Blackbird - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  80. Song Thrush - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  81. Mistle Thrush - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  82. Cetti's Warbler - Thatcham
  83. Grasshopper Warbler - Thatcham
  84. Sedge Warbler - Thatcham
  85. Reed Warbler - Thatcham
  86. Lesser Whitethroat - Pingewood
  87. Whitethroat - Wraysbury Gravel Pits
  88. Garden Warbler - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  89. Blackcap - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  90. Wood Warbler - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  91. Chiffchaff - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  92. Willow Warbler - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  93. Goldcrest - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  94. Firecrest - Swinley West
  95. Spotted Flycatcher - Shefford Lock
  96. Long-tailed Tit - Swinley Sawmills
  97. Marsh Tit - Lavell's Lake
  98. Willow Tit - Brimpton Mill
  99. Coal Tit - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  100. Blue Tit - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  101. Great Tit - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  102. Nuthatch - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  103. Treecreeper - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  104. Golden Oriole - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  105. Jay - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  106. Magpie - Thatcham
  107. Jackdaw - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  108. Rook - M4/A4 Junction
  109. Carrion Crow - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  110. Starling - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  111. House Sparrow - Wraysbury Gravel Pits
  112. Chaffinch - Ascot Gate, Windsor Great Park
  113. Greenfinch - Blacknest Gate, Windsor Great Park
  114. Goldfinch - Dinton Pastures Country Park
  115. Siskin - Swinley West
  116. Linnet - Wraysbury Gravel Pits
  117. Lesser Redpoll - Swinley West
  118. Bullfinch - Lavell's Lake
  119. Yellowhammer - Brimpton
  120. Reed Bunting - Thatcham
  121. Corn Bunting - Slough Sewage Farm

Not included in the total were:

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