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

Thursday 14th October 2021

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
14/10/21Egyptian GooseWindsor Promenade3D Fuller
20:16
ad. very low for this site. SU965772.  
14/10/21Canada GooseWindsor Promenade129D Fuller
20:13
ad. Very low for this site. SU965772.  
14/10/21Mute SwanWindsor Promenade245D Fuller
20:09
mainly ad but 21 cygnets. a fairly low count for this site. SU965772.  
14/10/21PeregrineReading1S Scott
15:30
Roosting on east side of the spire of St Giles Church in Southampton Street. Still there when I left about 16:00.  
14/10/21SkylarkWargrave2M J Hubbard
15:03
Over headedNorth West calling. SU777779.  
14/10/21KestrelWargrave1M J Hubbard
15:03
Chasing Sparrowhawk. SU777779.  
14/10/21SparrowhawkWargrave1M J Hubbard
15:03
Flew around garden & adjoining fields calling constantly for around 10 minutes being pursued by a Kestrel. SU777779.  
14/10/21HobbyWargrave1M J Hubbard
15:03
Over headed South East. SU777779.  
14/10/21Meadow PipitGreen Park2S Robertson
13:17
 
14/10/21SparrowhawkGreen Park1S Robertson
13:17
female.  
14/10/21LinnetGreen Park1S Robertson
13:16
 
14/10/21StonechatGreen Park3S Robertson
13:16
 
14/10/21SiskinWoose Hill3E Napper
10:30
Feeding on Riverside Alders to rear of Morrisons with Goldfinch.  
14/10/21RavenWoose Hill2E Napper
10:30
Heading NW calling.  
14/10/21Mistle ThrushWoose Hill1E Napper
10:30
Calling to rear of Morrisons.  
14/10/21Grey WagtailWoose Hill1E Napper
10:30
Flying downstream on the Emm Brook.  
14/10/21KingfisherWoose Hill1E Napper
10:30
Flying downstream on the Emm Brook.  
14/10/21White WagtailBirch Hill, Shops, Birch Hill, Bracknell1J E Warren
Pics on Berks. Ornithological Club Facebook page. SU868666.  
14/10/21Little GrebeHosehill Lake, Theale GPs6R Crawford
09:30
 
14/10/21KingfisherHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1R Crawford
09:30
 
14/10/21WigeonHosehill Lake, Theale GPs164R Crawford
09:30
 
14/10/21GadwallHosehill Lake, Theale GPs148R Crawford
09:30
 
14/10/21ShovelerHosehill Lake, Theale GPs27R Crawford
09:30
 
14/10/21Willow WarblerTilehurst1J Lerpiniere
10:27
Yellow, sleek, good eyestripe, long primaries. Watched in garden Birch with X10 Swarovskis. SU665742.  
14/10/21RedwingNewbury23A E Hickman
Heard calling during half hour dog walk yesterday evening.