Manx Shearwater

Recent sightings of Manx Shearwater

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
05/09/20Manx ShearwaterMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Tomczynski
09:21
Last seen 30mins ago diving with cormorants! But not seen to surface and no sign since.  
05/09/20Manx ShearwaterMain Pit, Theale GPs1B T Bennett
08:03
Found by Andy Merrick. Off the east end of large eastern island.Best viewed from past the pillbox along canal.  
08/09/17Manx ShearwaterMain Pit, Theale GPs1R H Stansfield
15:30
Still present in much better viewing conditions.  
08/09/17Manx ShearwaterMain Pit, Theale GPs1R H Stansfield
13:10
Viewable from M4 side but difficult. Found by Andrew Merrick.  
02/09/12Manx ShearwaterQueen Mother Reservoir1I D Paine
13:50
still present. Between the two towers at the southern end of res. ( as per Eddie Napper). Permit holders only.  
02/09/12Manx ShearwaterQueen Mother Reservoir1I D Paine
11:15
still present when I left at 11:15. Permit holders only.  
02/09/12Manx ShearwaterQueen Mother Reservoir1M F Walford
10:10
Still present (per TAG). Permit holders only.  
02/09/12Manx ShearwaterQueen Mother Reservoir1M F Walford
09:00
Still present (per PEH). Permit holders only.  
02/09/12Manx ShearwaterQueen Mother Reservoir1M J McKee
07:58
Permit holders only.  
17/09/11Manx ShearwaterQueen Mother Reservoir1M F Walford
16:26
Per Peter Hutchins. Permit holders only.  

Past records of Manx Shearwater

YearDetails
2020Theale GPs, 5th September. *
2017Theale GPs, 8th September. *
2012Queen Mother Reservoir, 2nd September.
2011Queen Mother Reservoir, 17th September.
2011Horton GPs, 7th September.
2007Queen Mother Reservoir, 25th September.
2007Queen Mother Reservoir, 16th September.
2006Reading, 19th September, picked up, taken to Child Beale Trust, died 21st.
2002Newbury, 9th September, picked up, taken to the RSPCA, released on the river, 10th September.
1997Windsor, 9th September, found dead.
1988Spencers Wood, 12th September, picked up, released at the Solent.
1988Upper Bucklebury, 5th September, found dead.
1987Wraysbury GPs, 23rd June.
1985Wokingham, 1st September.
1984Wraysbury GPs, 29th July, found dead.
1983Pangbourne, 10th September, picked up, released at Cardiff.
1983Burghfield GPs, 4th-12th June.
1970Cookham, 9th June.
1955Silwood Park, October, found long dead.
1909Sindlesham, immature female, 8th September, shot.
1899Reading, October, found dead or exhausted.
1893South Berks, found dead or exhausted.
1883Winterbourne, found dead.