The WAXWINGS at North Camp were daily visitors for the first two weeks of the month as there were plenty of berries, so on the 3rd I took the opportunity of taking some more photos whilst they were busy feeding. In the meantime, there was great excitement at the New Workings, Moor Green Lakes, when a PALLAS'S WARBLER was seen on the 3rd. It was first reported as a YELLOW BROWED WARBLER, but after much consideration and study of photographs of the bird, it was deemed to be PALLAS'S WARBLER, the first record I think for Berkshire. On the 7th, I saw it for myself, working its way along the stretch of Blackwater River by the New Workings. It was with GOLDCRESTS and LONG TAILED TITS and very mobile. The light was poor but I managed one quick decent view before it was gone from sight, still I was pleased that I had seen it, my first ever PALLAS'S WARBLER. On the 21st whilst at the New Workings I again saw the PALLAS'S WARBLER, this time on its own, low down, working its way along the river bank. I even had time to take a reasonable photo of it before it disappeared from view.
Hi, I'm Roger Milligan. I have been interested in birds since I was a boy growing up in south east London, which was a long time ago. I now live in Farnborough, Hampshire.