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 25th November 2021

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
25/11/21Grey WagtailEton Wick2D Cleal
15:30
 
25/11/21ChaffinchEton Wick20D Cleal
15:30
Small flock attracted to area that has been under water for months. Flood at it's lowest level in a couple of years.  
25/11/21KingfisherEton Wick2D Cleal
15:30
 
25/11/21MallardEton Wick40D Cleal
15:30
 
25/11/21GadwallEton Wick2D Cleal
15:30
 
25/11/21Little GrebeEton Wick3D Cleal
15:30
 
25/11/21TealEton Wick40D Cleal
15:30
 
25/11/21SparrowhawkTowpath RiverThames Maidenhead1D Fuller
19:53
ad fem. circling low near Maidenhead weir. SU904824.  
25/11/21Canada GooseWindsor Promenade141D Fuller
19:49
ad. an extremely low count OTHERS 1 Egyptian Goose only very low count for this site. SU958772.  
25/11/21Mute SwanWindsor Promenade231D Fuller
19:45
ad bar 5 cygnets. lower than normal but others probably feeding in fields OTHERS 3 adult winter Common Gulls. SU965772.  
25/11/21Little EgretPadworth Lane GP1K E Moore
15:30
 
25/11/21GoosanderPadworth Lane GP3K E Moore
15:30
red heads.  
25/11/21RobinWhiteknights Lake, Reading2P Gipson
16:00
Robins are supposed to hold individual territories in the autumn but this pair have stayed together, often within 1-2 metres of each other since September. They raised two broods earlier in the year.  
25/11/21KingfisherBray Lake, Bray GPs1M Coon
14:45
Flew from a perch opposite the kayak launch ramp on The Cut. Hopefully was neither of the two I saw at the pond earlier.  
25/11/21KingfisherBray Pit, Bray GPs2M Coon
14:30
Flew together, maybe amiably, the length of the pond.  
25/11/21Little EgretBray Pit, Bray GPs2M Coon
14:10
Perched near each other and flew together when they saw me on the other side of the pond.  
25/11/21Marsh TitHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1C McEwan
14:30
Briefly came in to the feeding station grabbed a sunflower and off again. SU6469.  
25/11/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
14:50
St.Giles church. S side.  
25/11/21Water RailSaltney Mead, Purley1M J Smith
14:12
Called twice from deep cover near Sulbrook exit into the Thames.  
25/11/21Little EgretGreen Park1S Robertson
12:30
 
25/11/21Little EgretGreen Park1S Robertson
12:30
 
25/11/21Grey WagtailGreen Park1S Robertson
12:30
 
25/11/21TealGreen Park2S Robertson
12:30
 
25/11/21GadwallGreen Park6S Robertson
12:30
 
25/11/21LapwingGreen Park10S Robertson
12:16
on green park village lake.  
25/11/21GadwallGreen Park8S Robertson
12:16
on green park village lake.  
25/11/21WigeonGreen Park5S Robertson
12:16
on green park village lake.  
25/11/21Lesser Black-backed GullGreen Park1S Robertson
12:15
on green park village lake.  
25/11/21BramblingWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
07:54
Heard over (still recorded most days) Almost nothing else on the move (10 Starlings, 5 Redwing).