I took a trip over to Theale, Berks today and met up with Roy Rose at Burnthouse Lane GP's. At Burnthouse Lane we viewed the Pits, a single Little Egret flew over and headed off Northwards, a single Green Sandpiper and a few Shelduck being the highlights amongst the more commoner species.
At Padworth GP's we braved the wind and rain to find a single Green Sandpiper and a single Common Sandpiper on the gravel pits, both year sightings for me. Great views of a Treecreeper as it climbed the tree trunks of the Alders next to the path, good numbers of Pied Wagtails with a few Grey Wagtails in tow and on our way back to the car a flock of 100+ Fieldfare & Redwing flew over.
Added To My Year List.
118. Green Sandpiper
120. Common Sandpiper