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
29/11/21KestrelWokingham3P O'Neill
12:00
fem type. Two hunting over Eldridge Park, one close by in tree beside the A329M.  
27/11/21KestrelStreatley1N J Bucknell
13:25
fem. over meadows between Cleeve Court and the Swan.  
26/11/21KestrelStreatley1N J Bucknell
13:00
fem. by water east of STW.  
23/11/21KestrelHolyport1S K Proddow
10:00
Field behind Hearne drive.  
22/11/21KestrelBury Down1R Keel
11:00
 
21/11/21KestrelStreatley1N J Bucknell
10:20
fem. hovering over fields between the Swan and Cleeve Court.  
19/11/21KestrelThames Meadows, Purley1M J Smith
16:43
South side of Springs farm.  
13/11/21KestrelRoden Downs1N J Bucknell
15:25
fem. by Ridgeway.  
13/11/21KestrelPurley on Thames, Reading1N J Bucknell
10:35
male. flying across Thames carrying long earthworm.  
07/11/21KestrelStreatley1N J Bucknell
11:05
over Thames, initially harrying a Red Kite, then chased itself by Crows.  
03/11/21KestrelSaltney Mead, Purley1M J Smith
12:30
fem. Over Pangbourne pumping station fields, first female I’ve seen here, usually males hunting.  
03/11/21KestrelShurlock Row1R Alliss
10:29
First one here for months.  
30/10/21KestrelBattlemead Common, Cookham1B D Clews
12:00
female hover-hunting.  
30/10/21KestrelStreatley1N J Bucknell
12:35
male. over Thames at Streatley Farm.  
28/10/21KestrelFobney Meadow1A Kydd
20:29
 
28/10/21KestrelFobney Meadow1A Kydd
20:29
male.  
23/10/21KestrelBattlemead Common, Cookham1B D Clews
10:00
female.  
21/10/21KestrelMay's Farm, Three Mile Cross1S Lynch
14:30
 
21/10/21KestrelBattlemead Common, Cookham1B D Clews
10:00
female hunting, per David Fuller.  
21/10/21KestrelBattlemead Common, Cookham1D Fuller
13:31
ad fem. seen from Thames towpath hovering over newly cut grass. SU902840.  
15/10/21KestrelFobney Meadow2A V Lawson
08:00
 
14/10/21KestrelWargrave1M J Hubbard
15:03
Chasing Sparrowhawk. SU777779.  
13/10/21KestrelDorney Wetlands, Jubilee River1B Crathorne
13:00
male.  
11/10/21KestrelGreenham Common1J J Kearns
13:05
 
10/10/21KestrelCompton Downs1N J Bucknell
10:40
fem. by track to Churn.  
05/10/21KestrelFobney Meadow1A V Lawson
09:30
f. Very vocal. No sign of the male.  
04/10/21KestrelFobney Meadow1R C Price
13:30
f.  
04/10/21KestrelWokingham1P O'Neill
13:00
male. Hunting over Ashridge Meadows.  
04/10/21KestrelEmmbrook1P O'Neill
12:30
fem. Over Old Forest Meadows.  
03/10/21KestrelStreatley2N J Bucknell
female at Cleeve Court, 14-00, and one at Streatley Farm 15-25.  
30/09/21KestrelFobney Meadow2A V Lawson
10:00
 
25/09/21KestrelCompton Downs1N J Bucknell
10:30
fem. by track to East Ilsley.  
25/09/21KestrelFobney Meadow1R Dryden
09:00
 
24/09/21KestrelFobney Meadow2A V Lawson
10:00
More courting and display Very vocal.  
22/09/21KestrelFobney Meadow2A V Lawson
09:00
Display and checking out an old nest site.  
24/09/21KestrelBattlemead Common, Cookham1D Fuller
15:04
ad fem. hunting in recently cut hay meadow. SU906836.  
23/09/21KestrelFobney Meadow1R C Price
16:10
Fem.  
18/09/21KestrelWest Ilsley2N J Bucknell
female on rape stubble field south of Bury Down East car park at 16-15, male by Bury Lane, near county boundary 16-35.  
17/09/21KestrelMay's Farm, Three Mile Cross1S Lynch
12:30
f.  
17/09/21KestrelChurn Farm (Oxon)1N J Bucknell
11:30
fem. over concrete road.  
17/09/21KestrelCompton Downs1N J Bucknell
10:30
fem. over Compton gallops, chased by Rook.  
15/09/21KestrelRoden Downs1N J Bucknell
15:30
fem. by Ridgeway.  
11/09/21KestrelMay's Farm, Three Mile Cross2S Lynch
17:00
 
11/09/21KestrelFobney Meadow1R C Price
16:07
f. west of marsh.  
10/09/21KestrelMay's Farm, Three Mile Cross1S Lynch
14:45
f. SU724678.  
10/09/21KestrelFleethill Farm1J C Morgan
10:30
Seen over 7 with RD possibly a second bird above 1. Private site, view only from footpath.  
08/09/21KestrelFleethill Farm1J D Savage
17:50
male. Hunting at the east end of the site. Private site, view only from footpath.  
08/09/21KestrelMay's Farm, Three Mile Cross1S Lynch
12:30
 
07/09/21KestrelFobney Meadow1R C Price
15:30
Fem.  
05/09/21KestrelGreenham1D Reynolds
 
04/09/21KestrelCompton1D Reynolds
15:40
 
04/09/21KestrelChurn Farm (Oxon)1N J Bucknell
11:30
fem. by concrete road.  
02/09/21KestrelWokingham1P O'Neill
16:30
fem type. Hunting over Ashridge Meadows.  
30/08/21KestrelChurn Farm (Oxon)1N J Bucknell
16:15
fem. by old university outstation.  
30/08/21KestrelNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R F Milligan
11:35
m, sat near the top of a large mound of spoil, with a carrion crow either side of him. S/W TC. Please only view from the public footpath.  
29/08/21KestrelStreatley1N J Bucknell
14:30
fem. at Streatley Farm.  
29/08/21KestrelChurn Farm (Oxon)1N J Bucknell
12:20
fem.  
23/08/21KestrelFleethill Farm1R F Milligan
11:25
m. Private site, view only from footpath.  
22/08/21KestrelLangley Mead1S Lynch
15:30
m. Sat on post for 10 mins.  
10/08/21KestrelFobney Meadow2A V Lawson
10:00
juv.  
21/08/21KestrelBattlemead Common, Cookham1B D Clews
14:30
female.  
19/08/21KestrelFobney Meadow3R C Price
12:30
2 fem or juv (1 of these calling a lot in flight) . 1 moulty male with a couple of inner secondaries missing.  
12/08/21KestrelOdney Club, Cookham2B D Clews
10:00
juvs.  
04/08/21KestrelNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R F Milligan
11:35
f, western end of the diggings being mobbed by a C. Crow. Please only view from the public footpath.  
04/08/21KestrelShurlock Row1R Alliss
10:17
Being chased by 2 swallows.  
02/08/21KestrelWidbrook Common1B D Clews
11:30
 
02/08/21KestrelLea Farm Lake4B T Bennett
15:03
1f, 3juv.  
01/08/21KestrelFobney Meadow1R C Price
12:00
Fem. Hunting from small trees in tree line along back of marsh.  
31/07/21KestrelSulhamstead1P Hickman
15:25
On fence post near pylon south of Shortheath Lane.  
31/07/21KestrelLower Caversham1R Sajdak
07:06
Flying over my garden went west first of the year.  
30/07/21KestrelLower Farm Trout Lake1D Andrews
12:04
 
29/07/21KestrelFobney Meadow1R C Price
17:00
Fem. hunting in pylon 4 area.  
29/07/21KestrelNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1E Charlson
17:40
Please only view from the public footpath.  
29/07/21KestrelCookham Dean3B D Clews
10:30
hunting together; believe they bred on Cookham Dean Common.  
27/07/21KestrelSulhamstead1P Hickman
07:50
f. On pylon south of Shortheath Lane.  
16/07/21KestrelThames Valley Business Park, Reading1S Lynch
09:30
f.  
16/07/21KestrelPadworth1G Sumner
11:30
fem. SU620659.  
10/07/21KestrelHolyport2S K Proddow
15:30
By the green.  
09/07/21KestrelCompton Downs1N J Bucknell
09:25
fem. by track to East Ilsley near junction with Ridgeway.  
09/07/21KestrelChurn Farm (Oxon)1N J Bucknell
10:30
fem. near old university outstation.  
02/07/21KestrelStreatley1N J Bucknell
16:45
male. Rectory Road, near Golf Course.  
26/06/21KestrelStreatley1N J Bucknell
10:10
male. sat on telegraph pole at Rectory Road, being "buzzed" by local Swallows.  
23/06/21KestrelOckwells Park, Cox Green1B D Clews
07:19
male.  
22/06/21KestrelFrost Folly, Warfield1B D Clews
11:55
Female hunting.  
22/06/21KestrelCabbage Hill, Newell Green1B D Clews
11:55
male hunting.  
19/06/21KestrelFarnborough1N J Bucknell
15:30
by road between village and Saddleback farm shop.  
19/06/21KestrelEmmbrook3P O'Neill
07:30
adult, juv. Two, possibly three, recently fledged juveniles and adult female. One fledgling swaying precariously on a branch just below what was presumably their nest.  
13/06/21KestrelEmmbrook1P O'Neill
13:30
male. Being mobbed by a Pied Wagtail, low over Herd Drive/Eamer Crescent.  
11/06/21KestrelOckwells Park, Cox Green2B D Clews
09:30
both perched outside nest box.  
08/06/21KestrelWokingham1P O'Neill
12:30
Optimistically chasing Swifts over the town centre.  
08/06/21KestrelCabbage Hill, Newell Green1M Green
06:00
 
06/06/21KestrelSwinley Forest1D Sussex
22:00
Rapley at dusk.  
06/06/21KestrelGarth Meadow, Bracknell1M Green
17:00
 
04/06/21KestrelLarks Hill1M Green
19:00
Often see this kestrel perched on top of the trees next to the cut opposite warfield school.  
31/05/21KestrelEmmbrook1P O'Neill
16:15
Over Eamer Crescent.  
28/05/21KestrelWokingham1D Sussex
06:30
m. by Holme Grange.  
24/05/21KestrelKennetmouth1R C Price
11:45
 
21/05/21KestrelBuckler's Forest1D Sussex
07:00
SU850652.  
19/05/21KestrelKennetmouth1R C Price
13:00
male.  
10/05/21KestrelEmmbrook1P O'Neill
08:00
male. Hunting, then perched in oak tree in Old Forest Meadows.  
09/05/21KestrelWaltham St Lawrence1J C Morgan
09:30
 
06/05/21KestrelNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R J Godden
10:30
f. Ar the entrance to the Barn Owl box, looking in. Please only view from the public footpath.  
05/05/21KestrelFobney Meadow1R C Price
08:45
Hovering very high near 3rd pylon.  
05/05/21KestrelThames Valley Business Park, Reading1M J Mitchell
08:25
m.  
03/05/21KestrelWindsor Great Park1S D Abbott
12:30
m. Good views of the hovering bird from about 10m away. SU959731.  
01/05/21KestrelWokingham1S Stevenson
08:45
Chased off by jackdaws. SU812678.  
30/04/21KestrelJubilee River1D Cleal
15:00
Male.  
30/04/21KestrelCabbage Hill, Newell Green1M Green
13:00
In tree next to forest road.  
30/04/21KestrelEmmbrook1P O'Neill
16:30
male. Hunting over Old Forest Meadows.  
26/04/21KestrelFobney Meadow1R C Price
16:20
male.  
25/04/21KestrelKennetmouth1R C Price
12:45
male. Flying past Gasometer towards mouth.  
21/04/21KestrelStreatley1N J Bucknell
12:25
male. at Streatley Farm.  
16/04/21KestrelBlake's Lock, K&A Canal, Reading1R C Price
20:00
Arrives from east and lands on top of flats opposite Bel & Dragon.  
16/04/21KestrelEmmbrook1P O'Neill
12:00
male. Low over Queens Road.  
14/04/21KestrelReading1R I Ganpatsingh
19:30
Wokingham Road, opposite Sol Joel Park. Hovering at tree top height. Departed southbound.  
09/04/21KestrelStreatley1N J Bucknell
12:10
male. at Streatley Farm.  
08/04/21KestrelEarley1K Sparks
17:52
flew from the south northwards towards the Thames, high up.  
07/04/21KestrelGreen Park1S Robertson
09:00
Male on lawn outside office.  
06/04/21KestrelHigh Wood, Earley1D Tainton
13:20
Hovering on the border to the allotments.  
05/04/21KestrelStreatley2N J Bucknell
1 male, 1 fem. at Streatley Farm, male near county boundary at 11:05, female near Cleeve Lock at 11:25.  
04/04/21KestrelLowbury Hill1N J Bucknell
11:20
fem.  
03/04/21KestrelKennetmouth1S Hughes
12:35
Between the railway bridges.  
02/04/21KestrelFleethill Farm1P Bright-Thomas
17:30
f. Close to Longwater Lane. Private site, view only from footpath.  
02/04/21KestrelChurn Farm (Oxon)1N J Bucknell
12:15
fem.  
31/03/21KestrelGreenham Common1J J Kearns
12:55
 
30/03/21KestrelWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
15:15
f. Circling to N.  
30/03/21KestrelStreatley1N J Bucknell
09:20
fem. at Streatley Farm.  
29/03/21KestrelEarley1K Sparks
12:59
Just blew threw, heading West.  
28/03/21KestrelChurn Farm (Oxon)1N J Bucknell
16:40
male. near railway bridge on Ridgeway, SW corner of large triangular field.  
28/03/21KestrelWest Ilsley1N J Bucknell
15:15
fem.  
28/03/21KestrelMortimer2K G White
09:39
pair. SU636653.  
27/03/21KestrelFobney Meadow2R C Price
10:30
West of footpath 7.  
24/03/21KestrelFobney Meadow1P Bright-Thomas
17:30
m. On treeline.  
20/03/21KestrelThames Valley Business Park, Reading1K Sparks
11:57
 
13/03/21KestrelCabbage Hill, Newell Green1M Green
15:00
 
12/03/21KestrelLarks Hill2M Green
11:00
Pair swooping around the allotment.  
09/03/21KestrelBuckler's Forest1D Sussex
07:00
SU850655.  
08/03/21KestrelWokingham2P O'Neill
13:30
fem type. Flying between trees in Cantley Park.  
05/03/21KestrelEnglefield1D W Hampton
11:30
 
01/03/21KestrelThames Meadows, Purley1M J Smith
16:16
Flying high and being mobbed by Carrion Crow.  
28/02/21KestrelStreatley1N J Bucknell
13:35
male. near car park at end of Rectory Road.  
27/02/21KestrelCompton Downs1N J Bucknell
14:50
north of Ridgeway.  
23/02/21KestrelShurlock Row1R Alliss
17:38
 
22/02/21KestrelHurst3P O'Neill
12:00
fem type. One harassing the Redwings, the other two perched on separate trees near the Twyford Road.  
21/02/21KestrelEarley1E Charlson
11:48
A first for the garden. SU760712.  
21/02/21KestrelEmmbrook1P O'Neill
09:15
fem. Over Bovis construction site at Trinder Road.  
19/02/21KestrelHurst1P O'Neill
13:00
fem. Lines Road.  
19/02/21KestrelHurley1B Crathorne
10:30
fem.  
19/02/21KestrelEmmbrook1P O'Neill
08:30
fem. Over Ashridge Stream, Potter Crescent.  
18/02/21KestrelBury Down1D Reynolds
12:10
 
16/02/21KestrelEarley1L Garner-Langham
12:15
f. First sighting at the allotment for a few days.  
16/02/21KestrelBinfield1D Mackenzie
20:45
King's Academy Fields. SU849706.  
15/02/21KestrelGreen Park1S Robertson
10:17
Male, flew down onto grass and scared off all the Redwing.  
14/02/21KestrelFobney Meadow1R C Price
16:30
Perched on lower struts of pylon 3.  
13/02/21KestrelNewbury Showground1B Lyle
15:30
sitting on overhead wires.  
13/02/21KestrelPangbourne Meadow1A Taylor
15:15
Hovering over Saltney Mead on Pangbourne side of Sul brook.  
11/02/21KestrelSouthcote Lock, K&A Canal, Reading1S Lynch
15:20
 
05/02/21KestrelLarks Hill1M Green
16:30
 
08/02/21KestrelHurst1P O'Neill
12:30
fem. On ground eating a small prey item, Lines Road.  
01/02/21KestrelHurst1P O'Neill
12:30
fem. Line Road.  
31/01/21KestrelHurst2P O'Neill
12:30
fem type. Lines Road area.  
25/01/21KestrelTidmarsh1A Taylor
12:00
In field by Tidmarsh Lane immediately West of village.  
25/01/21KestrelGreen Park1S Robertson
08:31
 
24/01/21KestrelEarley1L Garner-Langham
11:45
f. Perched as usual at the allotment.  
24/01/21KestrelStreatley1N J Bucknell
11:35
at Streatley Farm.  
23/01/21KestrelCompton Downs1N J Bucknell
15:10
fem. on overhead wires by track from Ridgeway to East Ilsley.  
23/01/21KestrelEarley1L Garner-Langham
12:15
f. Perched in one of its favourite trees at the allotment.  
21/01/21KestrelHurley1B Crathorne
11:30
 
21/01/21KestrelEarley1L Garner-Langham
11:55
Being chased at speed by a Magpie over the allotments.  
16/01/21KestrelFobney Meadow1R C Price
16:00
male.  
16/01/21KestrelChurn Farm (Oxon)1N J Bucknell
15:15
fem. by concrete road.  
15/01/21KestrelEarley1L Garner-Langham
12:45
f. Perching on various trees around the allotments.  
12/01/21KestrelPinkneys Green, Maidenhead1T Firth
17:03
On top of a telegraph pole in Lee Lane enjoying a meal of what looked like a vole !  
10/01/21KestrelStreatley1N J Bucknell
11:30
male. at Streatley Farm.  
09/01/21KestrelFobney Meadow1R Holder
13:10
m.  
07/01/21KestrelEarley1L Garner-Langham
11:50
Perched looking round for ages before moving to a different tree.  
06/01/21KestrelThames Meadows, Purley1M J Smith
16:23
Springs farm, becoming scarce here now.  
06/01/21KestrelSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs1S Robertson
12:30
 
05/01/21KestrelHailey Lane, nr Peasemore1M J Amphlett
14:30
Perched on wires. SU436818.  
05/01/21KestrelFarnborough1M J Amphlett
14:15
Perched atop a tree in paddock adjacent the church, a male. SU436818.  
05/01/21KestrelCopperage Road, nr West Ilsley1M J Amphlett
14:00
Hovering over roadside verge. SU4682.  
05/01/21KestrelPangbourne1A Taylor
14:30
Sitting on top of bush in Pang meadows just south of village. One or two often seen in this area.  
04/01/21KestrelBattlemead Common, Cookham1B Reeve
14:36
 
04/01/21KestrelWokingham1S Stevenson
13:15
Carrying some unfortunate prey item in its claws-couldn't tell if it was bird or beast. First time I have seen Kestrel over the town centre, I think . SU819688.  
02/01/21KestrelStreatley1N J Bucknell
14:55
male. at Streatley Farm.  
02/01/21KestrelShottesbrooke1B Crathorne
12:00
 
02/01/21KestrelLowbury Hill1N J Bucknell
11:15
male. on Oxon side.  
02/01/21KestrelChurn Farm (Oxon)1N J Bucknell
10:55
fem.  
02/01/21KestrelCompton Downs1N J Bucknell
10:15
fem. near junction of track to E Ilsley with Ridgeway.