Saturday 12 January 2013

Berkshire really hitting the big time

The BUFF-BELLIED PIPITS at Queen Mother superbly photographed by Graham Jepson

Quite incredibly, there is both a PALLAS'S LEAF WARBLER and YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in the same tit flock at Moor Green Lakes NR, a mile NW of Yateley (Berkshire) this afternoon, the former being captured on film by David Rimes. The birds are by the river 100 yards beyond the old conveyor belt bridge, this location straddling the county boundary with Hampshire.

At the same time, both AMERICAN BUFF-BELLIED PIPITS are to be seen, commuting between the banks of Queen Mother Reservoir and an area of waste ground just NE of Sunnymeads Station east of the B376 on puddles within the Kingsmead Quarry area