Saturday 26th January 2013

   Trip to Berkshire to try and see a Pallas's Warbler, which had been showing well for nearly 3 weeks! But had only been identified as one recently, it had been previously identified as a Yellow-browed Warbler?????????????

Pallas's Warbler
   On the way along the M4 we had 5 Red Kites. Good start!

   We got to the parking area, where there were quite a few cars, then walked along side the stream, to where the people had gathered. Within no time i had seen the bird, quite close too. 
   Now to get some photos, the bird had other ideas though, and it disappeared down stream for a while. Fortunately the bird came back, and showed over the next 2 hour, or so, period. We also had a few other birding goodies, some rather showy Goldcrests kept me busy while waiting around, and a Barn Owl flew across the fields on the other side of the lakes.
Pallas's Warbler

Pallas's Warbler


   After that we went towards Queen Mother Reservoir, 'no entry without permit', meant we had to look for the 2 Buff-bellied Pipits at their other location. Sadly with no luck, although we did have 2 Ring-necked Parakeets fly over. Onto Wraysbury for hopefully more Parakeets and Smew! We got quite a few of the Parakeets, but could not find any Smew!

Ring-necked Parakeet

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