Eider

Recent sightings of Eider

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
04/10/20EiderMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
08:00
Negative news
No sign this morning.  
03/10/20EiderMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
09:49
Currently at east end, diving occasionally.  
03/10/20EiderMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Tomczynski
07:00
male. Moulting out of eclipse plumage.  
02/10/20EiderMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
18:15
Looks to be adult male starting its moult out of Eclipse. From F&H spit it was out towards Pimple and Oystercatcher islands near buoys 12 and 13. Still present when I left at 18:50 looking to sleep.  
04/12/10EiderDorney Wetlands, Jubilee River2M F Walford
15:40
fen & imm drk. per Pete Hutchins.  
14/03/04EiderBurnthouse Lane GP, Pingewood GPs1K Spring
10:30
f. n/corner south pit, in view for 10 mins. Please only view from the public footpath.  
22/04/03EiderLea Farm Lake1A D Bassett
06:20
f. Still present - thankfully!  
21/04/03EiderLea Farm Lake1P Bright-Thomas
18:30
fem. Still present (no Whimbrel at this site, record erroneous).  
21/04/03EiderLea Farm Lake1P Bright-Thomas
18:30
f. Still present on pit next to Loddon footpath N from Sandford Lane (oops, no Whimbrel).  
21/04/03EiderLea Farm Lake1M G McCarthy
17:25
fem.  

Past records of Eider

YearDetails
2020Theale GPs, 2nd-3rd October. *
2010Dorney Wetlands, first-winter drake and female, 4th December.
2003Lea Farm Lake, female, 21st-22nd April.
1996Theale GPs, first year/immature, 26th December to 31st March 1997.
1995Bray GPs, five, including two immature males, 8th December.
1993Theale GPs, female, 6th November.
1985Queen Mother Reservoir, female, 4th November, also seen at other waters in east Berkshire until 23rd August 1986.
1980Queen Mother Reservoir, four including an immature male, 8th November.
1976Theale GPs, immature male, 8th-17th February.
1975Wraysbury GPs, female, 6th December to 29th February 1976.
1973Silwood Park, 26, 30th November.
1972Bray GPs, male and female, 26th March.
1968Virginia Water, female, 15th September.
<1814Sonning, shot.