Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Nightjar and Woodcock at Snelsmore Common
19 June - A late evening detour off the M4 to the heathland at Snelsmore Common at Newbury, and good views of a male Nightjar in flight at dusk, after hearing it calling from 2150h onwards, with its strange ventriloquial churring. Another was calling distantly in reply. A Woodcock was also roding over the trees giving its squeaky call. Warm and still conditions this evening made it perfect for a visit.