DEAD SWANS Sadly 4 dead Swans were found at Hosehill recently. BBOWT and DEFRA have been advised due to the current national outbreak of Avian flu strain H5N1. This strain can be contracted by humans so if you come across dead birds don't touch them! Any sightings of multiple dead wild birds should be reported to DEFRA on 03459 335577.

Berkshire Bird News

Tuesday 12th October 2021

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
12/10/21PeregrineUniversity of Reading (Whiteknights Campus)1B Knowles
18:16
2nd to top floor of the now vacated Cole Muesum. SU733719.  
12/10/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
16:00
On south side of St.Giles spire. Being mobbed for a while by 2 of the 5 Crows hanging out on the weather vane at the top of the spire. Peregrine left the spire for 15 seconds or so before returning to the same spot once the Crows had moved on.  
12/10/21JayCaversham1J J Kearns
12:15
Over Henley Road Allotments.  
12/10/21BuzzardCaversham1J J Kearns
12:10
Over Henley Road Allotments .  
12/10/21Yellow WagtailLower Farm GP1N Cleere
10:15
south over pit - my latest ever in Berks. Also a bird south over my head which was very likely a Whinchat.  
12/10/21SnipeLower Farm GP2N Cleere
10:15
 
12/10/21Green SandpiperLower Farm GP1N Cleere
10:15
 
12/10/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP3N Cleere
10:15
ad. back again.  
12/10/21ShelduckEton Wick1B Crathorne
11:30
 
12/10/21Grey WagtailEton Wick3B Crathorne
11:30
 
12/10/21ChiffchaffEton Wick1B Crathorne
11:30
 
12/10/21Cetti's WarblerEton Wick3B Crathorne
11:30
 
12/10/21SnipeEton Wick3B Crathorne
11:30
 
12/10/21SparrowhawkLower Caversham1R Sajdak
10:46
male. Caught one of my resident sparrows and butchered it on my lawn.  
12/10/21Green WoodpeckerLower Caversham1R Sajdak
10:38
Feeding on my lawn.  
12/10/21RedwingWoose Hill20E Napper
10:11
Flew over my garden heading NW.