Andrew Merrick

Recent sightings reported by Andrew Merrick

05/07/22Black-tailed GodwitMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
Presumably same bird as reported earlier now on east side of East island viewable from 100yds past Garston Lock.  
04/07/22Common ScoterMain Pit, Theale GPs2A B Merrick
drk (ad, 1s). Constantly diving around buoy "A" off SE corner of East island. One looks to be adult drake with obvious knob at base of bill and the other a first summer lacking knob.  
28/06/22RuffMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
m. Working the margin of Oystercatcher island, currently viewable distantly from F&H end.  
06/06/22NightjarUfton Nervet1A B Merrick
Churring from Church Plantation.  
06/06/22ShovelerHosehill Lake, Theale GPs2A B Merrick
m,f. Island.  
06/06/22OystercatcherMain Pit, Theale GPs6A B Merrick
Minimum count. 3 adults over F&H spit and then 2 adults with 3 chicks at the Sailing club later.  
06/06/22DunlinMain Pit, Theale GPs4A B Merrick
3 found by and seen with RHS and then 4 counted later.  
31/05/22Common SandpiperMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
Pylon island shore.  
30/05/22RED-NECKED PHALAROPEMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
Just SE of East island on water feeding and flying occasionally, tolerating attention of BH Gulls and still present at 21:30. Would suggest trying from motorway bank in the morning.  
24/05/22Cattle EgretMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
ad. On the wooden landing on south side of pylon island. Presumably the Padworth Lane bird relocated.