Arctic Tern

Recent sightings of Arctic Tern

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
29/08/21Arctic TernMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
10:32
Negative news
juv. Apologies, it's a juv Common Tern.  
29/08/21Arctic TernMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
10:00
juv. still present.  
27/08/21Arctic TernMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
07:49
Negative news
juv. no terns at all up to this time.  
26/08/21Arctic TernMain Pit, Theale GPs1T A Guyatt
10:52
juv. Still present and flying low around W end of pit, viewed from near pylon by the road. Also seen perched on a yellow buoy at c. 200m.  
26/08/21Arctic TernMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
07:00
juv. still present, ranging widely.  
25/08/21Arctic TernMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
05:53
juv. still present currently flying around NE corner. Definitely one for me, secondaries continue to look nothing but white. Landed on buoy for a while where seen to have dusky short legs and short bill but not all black, basal third red.  
24/08/21Arctic TernMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
19:50
Probable
juv. Flying around lake continuously, finally settled on water at 20:30 and seen upto last light 20:45, flying upwind to settle on water again to the west of orange buoy that is west of Oystercatcher island. Looked good on jizz, dinky, small head, short bill. Difficult judging colours but looked good in that regard too: no obvious ginger tones, carpal bar not prominent. Grey Heron tried taking it in flight several times. The only tern on the lake from first sighting to last.  
30/04/21Arctic TernMain Pit, Theale GPs3K E Moore
14:30
In amongst thirty CommonTerns, but these three kept close together-always n.of Oystercatcher and East Island.  
02/09/20Arctic TernMain Pit, Theale GPs2A B Tomczynski
15:46
juv. Appeared from the north east during rain; viewed from canal side. Heard calls first as they were calling a lot. They flew right across the lake to west end and flew back across lake departing east. Present a few minutes only.  
24/08/19Arctic TernLea Farm Lake1J E Warren
Probablead. Pics on Berks Ornithological Club's Facebook page.  

Past records of Arctic Tern

YearDetails
2020Queen Mother Reservoir, 3, 3rd September. *
2020Theale GPs, 2, 2nd September. *
2020Queen Mother Reservoir, 34, 25th August. *
2020Dinton Pastures CP, 3, 7th August. *
2019Lea Farm Lake, 4, 14th August. *
2019Queen Mother Reservoir, first-summer, 8th July. *
2019Queen Mother Reservoir, adult, 22nd June. *
2019Queen Mother Reservoir, first-summer, 8th June. *
2019Queen Mother Reservoir, 12th May. *
2019Main Pit, 4th May. *
2019Main Pit, 27th April. *
2019Main Pit, 14th April. *
2019Main Pit, 2, 12th April. *
2019Main Pit, 2, 6th April. *
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 29th August. *
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 22nd May. *
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 5th May. *
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 7, 2nd May. *
2018Lower Farm GP, 2, 1st May. *
2018Wraysbury GPs, 6, 29th April. *
2018Dinton Pastures CP, 7, 29th April. *
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 28th April. *
2018Theale GPs, 2, 13th April. *
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 8th April. *
2017Queen Mother Reservoir, 11th-14th September. *
2017Queen Mother Reservoir, 24th July. *
2017Queen Mother Reservoir, 25th June. *
2017Theale GPs, 11th-12th June. *
2017Wraysbury, 6th May. *
2017Theale GPs, 3, 4th May. *
2017Dinton Pastures CP, 3rd May. *
2017Theale GPs, 2, 27th April. *
2017Woolhampton GPs, 2, 22nd April. *
<2017Confidential, many records.