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.

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You searched for all sightings reported between 01/01/2021 and 31/12/2021.

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
09/10/21House MartinLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP5F J Cottington
14:00
1's and 2's thru South.  
05/10/21House MartinStreatley30N J Bucknell
08:00
over Cleeve Court.  
08/10/21House MartinStreatley25N J Bucknell
17:30
over Streatley Farm and Thames. north of village.  
05/10/21House MartinStreatley30N J Bucknell
08:00
over Cleeve Court.  
08/10/21House MartinWargrave26M J Hubbard
16:43
2 flocks of 15 & 11 heading s/east. SU777779.  
08/10/21House MartinEmmbrook10P O'Neill
13:30
At least 10 feeding high over Old Forest Meadows.  
06/10/21House MartinEmmer Green, Reading10A B Tomczynski
08:00
Seen from garden.  
05/10/21House MartinFobney Meadow5A V Lawson
09:30
 
05/10/21House MartinWoose Hill20P Bright-Thomas
07:40
Loose flock heading S at sunrise.  
04/10/21House MartinStreatley86N J Bucknell
flying south over Thames and Streatley Farm between 17-00 and 17-30.  
04/10/21House MartinFobney Meadow3R C Price
12:00
Pylon 4 area.  
04/10/21House MartinEast Fen, Moor Green Lakes26R F Milligan
08:45
Probably more, feeding around the fen and further across the diggings. Please only view from the public bridleway.  
04/10/21House MartinBucklebury12D Reynolds
09:37
 
03/10/21House MartinFleethill Farm200J D Savage
17:45
Numbers increased during the late afternoon. Feeding across most of the site by 17:45. The count of 200 is a rough estimate. Private site, view only from footpath.  
03/10/21House MartinBird Hills GC2D A MacKenzie Dodds
14:47
Through driving range, west.  
03/10/21House MartinStreatley135N J Bucknell
between 14-40 and 15-40, 70 south down the Thames and a flock of about 65 circling over Thames and adjoining fields at Streatey farm.  
03/10/21House MartinFleethill Farm30J C Morgan
08:45
feeding above river. Private site, view only from footpath.  
03/10/21House MartinLea Farm Lake35F J Cottington
10:00
16+12 through South, 5-7 lingering around Lodge Wood.  
03/10/21House MartinNewbury town centre30K G White
08:00
Flock flying west high over BT. SU472670.  
02/10/21House MartinBlack Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP30P J Crowley
10:00
feeding over the bankside trees.  
02/10/21House MartinLower Farm GP40N Cleere
10:00
 
01/10/21House MartinCrookham Common2M J Dear
15:00
 
01/10/21House MartinThatcham2N Cleere
13:20
high over town center.  
01/10/21House MartinEmmer Green, Reading65A B Tomczynski
10:30
Seen from garden. Only second sighting of HM from garden this year! Also 2 Green woodpecker and 9 Greenfinch, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff in garden. Also heard Raven and Meadow pipit.  
30/09/21House MartinNew workings, Moor Green Lakes24R J Godden
14:00
Moving west over East Fen. Please only view from the public footpath.  
30/09/21House MartinLower Farm GP35N Cleere
10:30
 
22/09/21House MartinThatcham4M J Dear
09:54
2nd brood have been successful with 2 adults and 2 younguns flying around the house. Neighbours house had one brood and they left a while ago.  
16/09/21House MartinGreenham Common10R C Watts
12:30
Plus on B.O.C walk.  
16/09/21House MartinPangbourne20C J Forsey
15:16
Circling low over Reading Road by the dentist.  
10/09/21House MartinEmmbrook16P O'Neill
16:00
Drifting S, high over Eamer Crescent.  
08/09/21House MartinGreenham Common100M J Dear
10:13
 
30/08/21House MartinMoor Green Lakes8R F Milligan
11:58
Including 2 Sand Martin. Feeding along the eastern edge of CLN. S/W TC.  
30/08/21House MartinMoor Green Lakes20R J Godden
08:30
Feeding over R. Blackwater.  
26/08/21House MartinWoose Hill4P Bright-Thomas
08:03
At least, heading NW.  
23/08/21House MartinNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R F Milligan
10:56
Western end of the diggings. Please only view from the public footpath.  
21/08/21House MartinBattlemead Common, Cookham6B D Clews
14:30
 
19/08/21House MartinDorney Wetlands, Jubilee River6J C Morgan
10:00
flying above weir.  
16/08/21House MartinPangbourne1A Taylor
18:00
In one of the nests under the eaves of the police station. Max. 4 nests have shown signs of occupation this summer, but no other current signs. Other sightings on the wing have been irregular and fewer than in recent years.  
14/08/21House MartinCaversham2R C Watts
09:02
From outside of the Opticians over Waitrose. SU713748.  
07/08/21House MartinPangbourne3A Taylor
18:50
Flying around over police station, but no sign of current occupation of any of the old nests under the eaves. Maximum occupation so far this year is only three nests.  
04/08/21House MartinShurlock Row8R Alliss
10:17
Approx flying with about 5 swallows.  
29/07/21House MartinLittlewick Green3S Hughes
14:00
 
25/07/21House MartinNewbury BT Exchange5K G White
07:41
Foraging over Sterling homes building site east of Sainsbury's. SU474670.  
20/07/21House MartinNewbury BT Exchange6K G White
07:54
Foraging over railway station area. SU473670.  
09/07/21House MartinStreatley15A Taylor
12:00
approx. Flying around houses near eastern end of Rectory Road and visiting nests under eaves.  
06/07/21House MartinCaversham1R C Watts
11:25
Over.  
02/07/21House MartinPangbourne4A Taylor
15:30
Flying around above police station, including two entering/leaving old nests with further evidence of recent use in the form of fresh droppings on ground underneath.  
26/06/21House MartinCaversham4R C Price
14:00
Church Street/Prospect Street. 4 Adults and 2 nests each containing nestlings.  
25/06/21House MartinEmmer Green, Reading4A B Tomczynski
15:00
Suddenly appeared over garden - only seen once this year here. Visited gable ends of our house and next door even landing on wall. Assume prospecting for a nest site? Late in season for first brood? However 10minutes later they had gone. Pity.  
25/06/21House MartinCaversham3R C Watts
11:20
Seem flying over the Library and around.  
19/06/21House MartinRemenham20S K Proddow
11:00
By lock near aston.  
18/06/21House MartinPangbourne2A Taylor
18:30
Flying around north of A329 near the police station, but still no sign of occupation of this traditional nesting site, thought to be the last one in the village. Maybe another site nearer the railway, to be investigated in view of repeated sightings of birds flying in this area.  
08/06/21House MartinNewbury BT Exchange3K G White
07:22
several birds foraging around BT mixing with 6 Swift's doing the same. At one point a Swift aggressively chased a House Martin relentlessly for half a minute. SU473669.  
07/06/21House MartinCaversham2R C Watts
11:25
Flying around the Library. Seen from across the road. SU712748.  
05/06/21House MartinHolyport2S K Proddow
18:00
First 'this year at Hearne Drive. They have nested here since 1987 when I first arrived. I was worried they would not return but hopefully they are just very late.  
03/06/21House MartinPangbourne1A Taylor
18:30
First observation this year of close contact with one of the old nests under eaves of police station. Several more birds flying around in the vicinity in company with swifts.  
31/05/21House MartinNorth Ascot5S D Abbott
20:00
Drifting west - first group seen from the garden this year. SU905697.  
28/05/21House MartinPangbourne4A Taylor
17:00
My first sighting in the village this year, flying around over Police Station which is the last known nesting site.  
25/05/21House MartinKennetmouth6R C Price
19:30
Flying directly south from Marina.  
23/05/21House MartinMain Pit, Theale GPs100R Crawford
07:00
 
22/05/21House MartinSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs100A V Lawson
06:00
Probably many more in huge flock over trees along northern edge of the gravel pit.  
22/05/21House MartinLea Farm, Hurst5F J Cottington
06:15
 
08/05/21House MartinHungerford100M Gardner
17:45
Over canal near Fisherman's carpark.  
05/05/21House MartinLower Farm GP10B Lyle
15:00
 
04/05/21House MartinFobney Meadow1R C Price
15:00
Over marsh.  
04/05/21House MartinBurghfield GPs100S Robertson
12:29
100 plus.  
04/05/21House MartinColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1P Bright-Thomas
08:30
At sheltered W end.  
02/05/21House MartinBlack Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP3P J Crowley
08:00
minimum count on Black Swan Lake.  
30/04/21House MartinPangbourne STW30M Winkworth
11:20
Probably more over the STW.  
30/04/21House MartinThames Valley Business Park, Reading30M J Mitchell
08:12
 
29/04/21House MartinColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes3R Reedman
11:30
Probably more. SU804624.  
29/04/21House MartinSummerleaze GP8R Bampfield
08:30
 
29/04/21House MartinMain Pit, Theale GPs50R Crawford
08:15
 
28/04/21House MartinLower Farm GP20B Lyle
15:00
 
28/04/21House MartinSouth Lake, Woodley20D Tainton
14:13
With a flock of Swallows.  
26/04/21House MartinRemenham9A N Stow
17:30
Passing over into Bucks in one's and two's.  
26/04/21House MartinEton Wick4K Jones
11:30
First returnees to the nesting site for on The Walk. SU950783.  
25/04/21House MartinTwyford GPs1P D Hadfield
18:18
many flying over lake.  
25/04/21House MartinSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs20J E Andrews
08:30
 
25/04/21House MartinThatcham1R C Davies
10:58
Low over the houses, first one of the year.  
25/04/21House MartinColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes3R Murfitt
07:45
 
11/04/21House MartinStreatley1N J Bucknell
14:10
over Cleeve Court Drive.  
11/04/21House MartinCharvil12M J Hubbard
14:43
With swallows. SU765769.  
11/04/21House MartinSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs10J E Andrews
07:00
 
10/04/21House MartinRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs2K G White
07:31
SU568663.  
08/04/21House MartinCaversham1D White
18:37
Flying above previous nesting site at bottom of Prospect Street. SU712748.  
08/04/21House MartinMoor Green Lakes5R J Godden
11:00
 
08/04/21House MartinBurnthouse Lane GP, Pingewood GPs3S Robertson
13:15
Please only view from the public footpath.  
07/04/21House MartinLower Farm GP2B Lyle
14:30
 
07/04/21House MartinPadworth Lane GP1A E Hickman
12:20
Or 2 with the swallow flock.  
06/04/21House MartinMain Pit, Theale GPs6A B Merrick
19:00
in mixed Hirundine flock, mostly Swallows.  
06/04/21House MartinReading5S Robertson
07:32
Along the river.  
05/04/21House MartinPadworth Lane GP3K E Moore
13:30
 
05/04/21House MartinBeale Park, Lower Basildon1N J Bucknell
15:00
with 4 Swallows & Sand Martin over lake.  
04/04/21House MartinBlack Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1F J Cottington
09:01
Over DAC and East end Lavell's, then vanished behing trees.  
05/04/21House MartinStreatley3N J Bucknell
10:45
over Thames north of village with 5 Swallows.  
05/04/21House MartinLower Farm GP1R Keel
09:30
 
03/04/21House MartinWoolhampton GPs2M J Dear
16:04
 
02/04/21House MartinFleethill Farm1P Bright-Thomas
17:30
Over southern pools, my first of the year. Private site, view only from footpath.