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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Dash for Rosy Starling at the Harbour

Sunday 15th June journey back included Red Kites near Membury and Newbury services. Tweet of a RC Starling at Pinewood Avenue, no sign there but at 7.45pm Andrew Easton relocated at the Harbour viewed from the South Pier, so a dash there following Paul & Jane F, we reached the harbour viewing from the northern arm of the South Pier, around the area by the helicopter station shed, the bird had been seen but was out of view however it flew across the harbour, I spotted the fine adult Rose- coloured Starling it in flight and on the distant rocks by SLP. Before they all flew back and the bird was seen on rails close by showing lovely pink and jet black plumage. Before it finally flew in a group of around 40 Starlings heading west, the bird was amongst the leading birds of the group at the top of the group in flight.

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