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
29/11/21KingfisherEton Wick1B Crathorne
13:45
 
27/11/21KingfisherView Island, R. Thames, Caversham1J J Kearns
12:05
Fishing on the backwater.  
25/11/21KingfisherEton Wick2D Cleal
15:30
 
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.  
24/11/21KingfisherWhiteknights Lake, Reading1P Gipson
15:38
Main lake.  
23/11/21KingfisherWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
07:45
Heard along Emm Brook again.  
22/11/21KingfisherWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
07:40
Lots of Kingfisher calls at a distance coming from Emm Brook.  
18/11/21KingfisherGreen Park1S Robertson
13:27
 
17/11/21KingfisherThames Meadows, Purley3M J Smith
14:00
1 flew from bushes west of new fish pass Mapledurham lock then a further 2 disturbed by paddle boarder west of Oratory school boathouse/moorings.  
16/11/21KingfisherGreen Park1S Robertson
12:55
 
15/11/21KingfisherEton Wick1D Cleal
14:30
 
15/11/21KingfisherThames Meadows, Purley1M J Smith
13:30
 
14/11/21KingfisherHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1K P Duncan
 
13/11/21KingfisherPurley on Thames, Reading2N J Bucknell
one on Thames, one on Scraces Brook.  
12/11/21KingfisherNewbury1M J Dear
14:39
K and A canal near football ground.  
11/11/21KingfisherThatcham Marsh1R Keel
14:03
SU506670.  
07/11/21KingfisherMaiden Erlegh Lake, Reading1P Gipson
16:00
Also many Dandelions and Daisies out everywhere, plus a few Buttercups at Whiteknights.  
07/11/21KingfisherSalt Hill Stream1S Kujawa
09:08
Seen close to the stream 'source' close to the wooden footbridge. SU969806.  
05/11/21KingfisherHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1A E Hickman
13:00
 
05/11/21KingfisherBray Lake, Bray GPs1M Coon
12:30
Flew from perch over The Cut next to club house.  
05/11/21KingfisherBray Pit, Bray GPs1M Coon
12:00
Several brief sightings perched and flying over reserve pond.  
02/11/21KingfisherBattlemead Common, Cookham1B D Clews
11:00
 
30/10/21KingfisherBattlemead Common, Cookham1B D Clews
12:00
 
29/10/21KingfisherStreatley2N J Bucknell
on Thames north of village.  
28/10/21KingfisherEton Wick1D Cleal
14:30
 
27/10/21KingfisherMill Pond, Bracknell1M Kalveitis
15:15
 
25/10/21KingfisherWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
07:55
Recorded, on Emm Brook.  
25/10/21KingfisherWhiteknights Lake, Reading1P Gipson
17:32
Middle lake.  
23/10/21KingfisherBattlemead Common, Cookham1B D Clews
10:00
 
23/10/21KingfisherRiver Thames Maidenhead1D Fuller
16:57
ad. Flying away from me so could not tell sex. SU905830.  
23/10/21KingfisherFobney Lock, K&A Canal, Reading1S Lynch
09:30
 
22/10/21KingfisherGreen Park1S Robertson
07:55
 
21/10/21KingfisherWhiteknights Lake, Reading1P Gipson
17:35
Flighty around main lake.  
21/10/21KingfisherGreen Park1S Lynch
12:05
SU705702.  
17/10/21KingfisherTowpath River Thames maidenhead1D Fuller
13:36
ad. Also Grey Wagtail there. SU906830.  
15/10/21KingfisherThatcham Marsh1R Keel
16:04
SU505664.  
15/10/21KingfisherFleethill Farm1J C Morgan
10:30
Seen on 6. Private site, view only from footpath.  
14/10/21KingfisherWoose Hill1E Napper
10:30
Flying downstream on the Emm Brook.  
14/10/21KingfisherHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1R Crawford
09:30
 
13/10/21KingfisherHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1K E Moore
16:30
Flew thru W/ E .  
13/10/21KingfisherDorney Wetlands, Jubilee River1B Crathorne
13:00
 
06/10/21KingfisherHosehill Lake, Theale GPs2C McEwan
10:40
Flew acroos the gap in front of Maureens seat and one perched on the Willow on left side of the gap. SU6469.  
05/10/21KingfisherNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh1G Stewart
17:40
One seen in N E corner of site by stream and another probable sighting along South side of the lake earlier.  
04/10/21KingfisherMoor Green Lakes1R F Milligan
09:40
Briefly in front of the hidethen flew to the western side of CLN. All sightings s/w TR.  
03/10/21KingfisherStreatley2N J Bucknell
15:10
together on Thames at Runsfold Hole, north of village.  
03/10/21KingfisherWhiteknights Lake, Reading1S Lynch
09:30
Main lake.  
29/09/21KingfisherHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1D Andrews
17:19
 
26/09/21KingfisherSwallowfield Park2J Taylor
 
25/09/21KingfisherWoose Hill1E Napper
11:45
Flying upstream on the Emm Brook.  
25/09/21KingfisherHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1C McEwan
09:20
Flew across the lake from north side to reedbed by the boat. SU6469.  
22/09/21KingfisherWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
17:30
Heard along Emm Brook.  
22/09/21KingfisherKennetmouth1R C Price
12:45
Perched in low willow branches on north side of Thames. A Mink nearby.  
19/09/21KingfisherHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1K P Duncan
 
19/09/21KingfisherMaiden Erlegh Lake, Reading1P Gipson
17:00
 
18/09/21KingfisherHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1S A Graham
09:00
 
16/09/21KingfisherWhiteknights Lake, Reading1P Gipson
18:40
middle lake.  
16/09/21KingfisherBray Lake, Bray GPs1M Coon
13:35
Flew past the launching ramp at The Cut while I was watching momentarily, then maybe a 2nd bird flew across the pond at BBOWT reserve at 14:30.  
13/09/21KingfisherFobney Meadow1S Robertson
15:18
 
10/09/21KingfisherStreatley2N J Bucknell
on Thames, one just south of Cleeve Lock, one near Runsfold Hole.  
08/09/21KingfisherFleethill Farm1J C Morgan
10:00
on 6. Private site, view only from footpath.  
07/09/21KingfisherHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1K P Duncan
 
06/09/21KingfisherSulhamstead1P W Driver
11:40
East of footbridge over the weir.  
05/09/21KingfisherBray Lake, Bray GPs3M Coon
14:15
Unsure of number because they were chasing and had a problem picking out birds from reflections as they sped under the "Heavy plant bridge". Then saw two perched ~2 metres apart, & interacting, at BBOWT reserve. Then saw one pass under the bridge again later.  
05/09/21KingfisherStreatley2N J Bucknell
on Thames north of village.  
04/09/21KingfisherWhiteknights Lake, Reading1P Gipson
18:50
Main and middle lakes, present a month.  
04/09/21KingfisherLea Farm Lake1F J Cottington
07:30
Showy bird on T bar as usual.  
30/08/21KingfisherMoor Green Lakes1R F Milligan
09:58
Flew E to W across the front of CLN hide.  
25/08/21KingfisherThatcham Marsh1M J Dear
10:54
And again at 4pm.  
24/08/21KingfisherBray1R Anstis
13:52
Hovering and fishing over the Thames.  
22/08/21KingfisherWoose Hill1E Napper
10:30
Flying upstream along the Emm Brook.  
22/08/21KingfisherWhiteknights Lake, Reading1P Gipson
18:43
Flew from main to middle lake.  
21/08/21KingfisherOdney Club, Cookham1B D Clews
15:30
 
21/08/21KingfisherMain Pit, Theale GPs2A B Merrick
08:00
 
20/08/21KingfisherTowpath River thames Maidenhead1D Fuller
18:09
ad fem. Sitting on mooring pole. SU906827.  
18/08/21KingfisherMoor Green Lakes1R J Godden
07:30
 
17/08/21KingfisherGreen Park1S Robertson
08:00
Flew across main lake.  
15/08/21KingfisherBray1R Anstis
11:08
In Bray Reach of the Thames on frontage.  
14/08/21KingfisherCrookham Pools, Crookham Common1A B Merrick
07:00
With a fish.  
11/08/21KingfisherBray Lake, Bray GPs1M Coon
14:30
Diving in BBOWT pond; maybe there are still prey fish after all!  
06/08/21KingfisherStreatley2N J Bucknell
singles at Cleeve Reach and on Thames north of village - I have seen individuals at these places, by the water east of the STW and on the stream by Cleeve Lock meadow all summer, but so far no juveniles identified.  
03/08/21KingfisherWhiteknights Lake, Reading1P Gipson
19:00
Ad m on middle lake. my first since the winter.  
03/08/21KingfisherBray Pit, Bray GPs1M Coon
13:40
Seen perched and flying.  
31/07/21KingfisherLea Farm Lake2F J Cottington
06:25
Perched for several minutes.  
29/07/21KingfisherBlackmoor Pond1T Rogers
16:00
Flew up and down pond. SU911696.  
25/07/21KingfisherMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
09:30
 
22/07/21KingfisherRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs1A B Merrick
20:00
Also 5+ Lesser Emperor dragonflies; 4+ males, 1 female; still on the wing at 20:30 when I left!  
16/07/21KingfisherThames Valley Business Park, Reading1S Lynch
09:30
 
15/07/21KingfisherGrove Lake, Moor Green Lakes2E Charlson
13:19
 
12/07/21KingfisherColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1R J Godden
07:00
 
09/07/21KingfisherLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1R C Watts
11:50
Heard only from hide.  
30/06/21KingfisherGreen Park1S Robertson
08:11
 
27/06/21KingfisherSwallowfield Park2J Taylor
10:04
 
19/06/21KingfisherHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1C McEwan
10:25
Flew across the lake in front of the area by the boat. SU6469.  
15/06/21KingfisherEmmbrook1P O'Neill
07:30
Flying downstream along Ashridge Stream behind Queens Road.  
15/06/21KingfisherSwallowfield Park2J Taylor
09:04
 
03/06/21KingfisherLarks Hill1M Green
18:00
Flying downstream from Warfield school to The Splash.  
27/05/21KingfisherGreat Thrift Wood, Cox Green1M Coon
14:14
Flew downstream alongside The Cut from Thrift Lane bridge. SU874781.  
27/05/21KingfisherPadworth Lane GP1J Lerpiniere
15:02
 
19/05/21KingfisherBattlemead Common, Cookham2D Fuller
11:51
both ad. feeding on small strem. SU906835.  
12/05/21KingfisherHorseshoe Lake, Sandhurst2R J Godden
19:00
pair. Entering nest hole on R. Blackwater with a fish.  
12/05/21KingfisherSandford Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1S D Abbott
19:00
 
07/05/21KingfisherCharvil CP2D Tainton
16:49
 
02/05/21KingfisherBlack Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1P J Crowley
08:30
 
26/04/21KingfisherWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
07:30
Again noisy on Emm Brook (probably two), third garden sighting of the year.  
19/04/21KingfisherEton Wick1D Cleal
11:50
 
19/04/21KingfisherWoose Hill2P Bright-Thomas
07:58
Lots of action today, downstream of Kingfisher bridge, including flying over the garden and at treetop height.  
10/04/21KingfisherLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1P Bright-Thomas
18:00
m. On Loddon.  
10/04/21KingfisherHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1C McEwan
14:30
Flew south close to westside edge of the lake. SU6469.  
10/04/21KingfisherWoose Hill2P Bright-Thomas
07:45
Two flew high over the house and garden, coming from S, then noisy on Emm Brook. Later flew around at treetop height again.  
02/04/21KingfisherFarley Hill1P Bright-Thomas
15:35
On Blackwater.  
31/03/21KingfisherFurze Platt2B D Clews
10:00
at Odney Club.  
31/03/21KingfisherCharvil CP1D Tainton
07:24
 
29/03/21KingfisherWindsor Great Park1L R Blundell
11:39
In The Savill Garden.  
28/03/21KingfisherEton Wick2K Jones
19:49
One vigorously chasing another dozen the Roundmoor Ditch: just sneeked into Berkshire. SU942788.  
28/03/21KingfisherEton Wick1B Crathorne
09:30
 
25/03/21KingfisherBucklebury1D Reynolds
08:33
 
21/03/21KingfisherBlackwater River1P Leigh
07:22
SU814622.  
21/03/21KingfisherBlackwater River1P Leigh
07:12
SU809622.  
19/03/21KingfisherMoor Green Lakes1M Cooper
17:00
Along river.  
19/03/21KingfisherEton Wick1K Rhodes
15:14
In trees about stream towards Thanes.  
19/03/21KingfisherSandford Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1R C Watts
11:25
 
17/03/21KingfisherThames Meadows, Purley1M J Smith
15:57
On Thames opposite Hardwick stables.  
17/03/21KingfisherBlackwater River1P Leigh
07:20
SU814622.  
12/03/21KingfisherBray Wick, Maidenhead1B Crathorne
10:30
On the Cut close to the town centre.  
07/03/21KingfisherTinkers Copse, Bracknell1M Green
13:30
 
07/03/21KingfisherBlackwater River1P Leigh
07:40
SU818619.  
02/03/21KingfisherNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R J Godden
10:00
Flew ahead along riverside path and seen fishing later near STW. Please only view from the public footpath.  
01/03/21KingfisherPangbourne Meadow2M Winkworth
11:00
Near the toll bridge.  
01/03/21KingfisherTinkers Copse, Bracknell1M Green
14:30
Flying up and down the cut in front of tinkers copse again. 3rd spot in a week.  
27/02/21KingfisherHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1L Garner-Langham
12:39
Took off as we walked past and flew across to the inlet near the viewing screen.  
27/02/21KingfisherBlackwater River1P Leigh
07:40
SU814622.  
26/02/21KingfisherCharvil CP1K Sparks
10:35
 
24/02/21KingfisherTinkers Copse, Bracknell1M Green
12:30
Flying up and down the cut again, same spot as yesterday.  
23/02/21KingfisherTinkers Copse, Bracknell1M Green
11:45
Going back and forth up the cut.  
20/02/21KingfisherPangbourne Meadow2N J Bucknell
11:10
Chasing and calling on Thames, just east of Pangbourne Meadow NT.  
17/02/21KingfisherMaidenhead1T Firth
11:02
Seen from the bridge over the Strand Water near to Waitrose. We watched it for a few minutes before it flew off down stream. SU892813.  
16/02/21KingfisherBottom Lane Floods (S), Theale GPs1K E Moore
16:00
Flew along stream going through The southern paddocks. Seen with SRi.  
14/02/21KingfisherHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1P Hickman
08:40
At the edge of the Reed bed near boat.  
11/02/21KingfisherGrove Lake, Moor Green Lakes1R J Godden
15:00
 
09/02/21KingfisherGrove Lake, Moor Green Lakes1R J Godden
16:00
One flew past hide with a fish in its beak.  
05/02/21KingfisherGrove Lake, Moor Green Lakes1M Cooper
16:00
 
05/02/21KingfisherCaversham, R. Thames1R Dryden
09:35
Riverside trees near Reading bridge.  
31/01/21KingfisherBeale Park, Lower Basildon1G Sumner
11:00
 
30/01/21KingfisherColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1M Cooper
15:30
 
28/01/21KingfisherBray Lake, Bray GPs1C Hedley
13:45
Flying down the cut . Landed on a branch for a couple of minutes.  
23/01/21KingfisherBucklebury1T Jennings
10:00
SU542711.  
25/01/21KingfisherBlackwater River (on river path opposite Rivervale Barn)1P Leigh
08:05
SU817620.  
26/01/21KingfisherHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1K E Moore
16:00
On the top shelf of the viewpoint By ‘hole in hedge’.  
25/01/21KingfisherTrilakes Country Park1D Sussex
13:45
on River Blackwater by Trilakes.  
24/01/21KingfisherStreatley2N J Bucknell
on Thames, one north of village near Withy Mead, one below Cleeve Lock.  
24/01/21KingfisherMill Pond, Bracknell1M Kalveitis
12:16
 
22/01/21KingfisherStreatley2N J Bucknell
on Thames - one at Cleeve Court, one north of Cleeve Lock.  
21/01/21KingfisherGrove Lake, Moor Green Lakes1M Cooper
16:00
 
19/01/21KingfisherSandhurst SF1R J Godden
13:00
 
15/01/21KingfisherWhiteknights Lake, Reading1P Gipson
15:00
The resident ad f, main lake.  
13/01/21KingfisherMill Pond, Bracknell1R Parsons
15:00
 
11/01/21KingfisherSavernake Lake, Bracknell1D East
11:00
Flew across lake. Saw it a little later flying (in direction of Forest Park shops) along stream.  
05/01/21KingfisherWoolhampton GPs1B Lyle
12:45
100 mtrs south of Rowbarge by road bridge over stream.  
04/01/21KingfisherSandford Lake, Dinton Pastures CP2J Bishop
16:00
West side one following the other along stream.  
04/01/21KingfisherEton Wick1B Crathorne
12:30
 
03/01/21KingfisherWhite Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1R Holder
15:30
m. In Reed bed north of the lake. Spotted by R Stansfield.