Arctic Tern

Recent sightings of Arctic Tern

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
13/05/22Arctic TernMain Pit, Theale GPs1M F Walford
07:10
 
11/05/22Arctic TernMain Pit, Theale GPs1M F Walford
15:20
Bird no longer at Hosehill so probably the same one.  
11/05/22Arctic TernHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1M F Walford
15:01
Excellent views on the island with 2 Common Terns nearby for comparison.  
02/05/22Arctic TernMoatlands GP, Theale GPs1C McEwan
11:50
Sat on a buoy in SW corner with Common Tern on adjacent buoy so difference in tail streamers clearly visible. Viewd from Ski Club lawn/pontoon . Thanks to their members for letting me in to view. Birds all went up and off towrds Main Pit when they started ski-ing. SU6670.  
02/05/22Arctic TernMain Pit, Theale GPs1M F Walford
10:18
Still present. Scoped from the canal but bird is currently at the SW end. Couldn't find the Moatlands bird.  
02/05/22Arctic TernMoatlands Main Lake, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
09:13
A different bird to Main Pit as that one still present at this time also (per RHS).  
02/05/22Arctic TernMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
06:56
NE corner. Still present 07:25 at east end, best viewed from end of canal side bank.  

Past records of Arctic Tern

YearDetails
2021Theale GPs, 25th-27th August. *
2021Theale GPs, 3, 30th April. *
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. *
2018Dinton Pastures CP, 7, 29th April. *
2018Wraysbury GPs, 6, 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.

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