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

Saturday 16th October 2021

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
16/10/21Song ThrushWoose Hill76P Bright-Thomas
06:30
Calls recorded between 08:45 and 06:30, busy thrush night.  
16/10/21RedwingWoose Hill334P Bright-Thomas
06:30
Calls recorded from 08:45 t0 06:30, busiest thrush night so far.  
16/10/21Cattle EgretLea Farm Lake1F J Cottington
08:18
Landed on East shore for about 5 mins, flew towards hide, then off SE. Captured in my video without me knowing https://youtu.be/lAOmMO_qNOg.  
16/10/21Cetti's WarblerEton Wick2M F Walford
14:12
 
16/10/21Water RailEton Wick1M F Walford
14:12
 
16/10/21SnipeEton Wick15M F Walford
14:12
 
16/10/21White WagtailLower Farm GP1N Cleere
10:21
 
16/10/21WigeonLower Farm GP16N Cleere
10:21
 
16/10/21SnipeLower Farm GP17N Cleere
10:21
 
16/10/21DunlinLower Farm GP1N Cleere
10:21
 
16/10/21WoodcockCookham Rise, Maidenhead1B D Clews
07:30
Near Southern Electricity compound, Lightlands Lane, per Edward Pinniger.  
16/10/21Tawny OwlBattlemead Common, Cookham1B D Clews
12:49
Sitting near footpath in leafless bush seemingly unconcerned at passers-by. Poss same individual that did the same through spring and seen by many walkers.  
16/10/21Greylag GoosePurley on Thames, Reading238N J Bucknell
on WeBS count.  
16/10/21CormorantPangbourne Meadow14N J Bucknell
09:55
 
16/10/21Little GrebeSaltney Mead, Purley1N J Bucknell
10:05
on Thames.  
16/10/21DunnockView Island, R. Thames, Caversham2J J Kearns
11:38
 
16/10/21Blue TitView Island, R. Thames, Caversham5J J Kearns
11:35
 
16/10/21Great TitView Island, R. Thames, Caversham2J J Kearns
11:33
 
16/10/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerView Island, R. Thames, Caversham1J J Kearns
11:29
 
16/10/21BlackcapView Island, R. Thames, Caversham2J J Kearns
11:25
m & f.  
16/10/21Grey WagtailCaversham, R. Thames1J J Kearns
11:07
At Caversham lock.  
16/10/21SkylarkReading1S A Graham
11:00
West Reading - low west calling, presumably a migrant. SU696735.  
16/10/21NuthatchForest Park, Bracknell2J Crouch
10:40
 
16/10/21BullfinchForest Park, Bracknell3J Crouch
10:40
3m. No female today but 3 males instead on the feeders.