Andrew Merrick

Recent sightings reported by Andrew Merrick

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
05/07/22Black-tailed GodwitMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
18:44
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
19:03
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
18:20
m. Working the margin of Oystercatcher island, currently viewable distantly from F&H end.  
06/06/22NightjarUfton Nervet1A B Merrick
21:36
Churring from Church Plantation.  
06/06/22ShovelerHosehill Lake, Theale GPs2A B Merrick
21:25
m,f. Island.  
06/06/22OystercatcherMain Pit, Theale GPs6A B Merrick
20:00
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
20:00
3 found by and seen with RHS and then 4 counted later.  
31/05/22Common SandpiperMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
18:30
Pylon island shore.  
30/05/22RED-NECKED PHALAROPEMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
20:50
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
18:26
ad. On the wooden landing on south side of pylon island. Presumably the Padworth Lane bird relocated.