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
06/12/21Lesser Black-backed GullMoor Green Lakes2R F Milligan
09:50
Ad W and 1st W, CLN.  
04/12/21Lesser Black-backed GullCabbage Hill, Newell Green3J E Warren
Flew over only. SU858711.  
03/12/21Lesser Black-backed GullFobney Meadow2R C Price
15:00
On marsh. Near marsh… total bullocks seen: 5.  
29/11/21Lesser Black-backed GullMoor Green Lakes1R F Milligan
09:50
Ad/w, Tern Island, CLN.  
29/11/21Lesser Black-backed GullHurst1P O'Neill
12:30
1w. With Black-headed gulls.  
25/11/21Lesser Black-backed GullGreen Park1S Robertson
12:15
on green park village lake.  
15/11/21Lesser Black-backed GullColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes200J M Clark
16:30
at least, at roost; still coming in at last light.  
25/09/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury town centre1K G White
11:55
Blue Colour-ring left tarsus: F:738 Ringed on Flatholme in Bristol Channel in 2019. More details to follow. SU471671.  
25/09/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury town centre12K G White
07:41
Mixed flock of gulls clearing up the rubbish around KFC.One blue colour-ringed, not the same as last week ! Searching cr-birding for origin. SU472671.  
19/09/21Lesser Black-backed GullLower Farm GP1N Cleere
10:30
ad. Dutch colour ringed bird seen here on 4th Aug (black left tibia; green CA on right tibia).  
19/09/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange20K G White
07:00
Mixed flock of gulls scavenging food from the appalling amount of litter scattered around the market place and the Wharf parking areas. Amongst them is a colour-ringed Lesser, at least 4, may be 5 alphanumerics. SU474669.  
13/09/21Lesser Black-backed GullMoor Green Lakes1R F Milligan
10:37
Ad, CLN.  
06/09/21Lesser Black-backed GullEast Fen, Moor Green Lakes1R F Milligan
08:42
Ad. Please only view from the public bridleway.  
30/08/21Lesser Black-backed GullMoor Green Lakes1R F Milligan
10:30
Ad, CLN.  
27/08/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
06:15
foraging around town centre. SU474669.  
23/08/21Lesser Black-backed GullEast Fen, Moor Green Lakes1R F Milligan
09:59
Ad. Please only view from the public bridleway.  
22/08/21Lesser Black-backed GullAldworth1000R Crawford
16:00
In field being ploughed.  
22/08/21Lesser Black-backed GullEast Fen, Moor Green Lakes12J M Clark
20:30
at least at roost. Please only view from the public bridleway.  
20/08/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange3K G White
06:35
Foraging around town centre. SU474669.  
05/08/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange3K G White
07:51
Foraging over town centre. SU473669.  
29/07/21Lesser Black-backed GullFobney Meadow6R C Price
16:30
All juv. On marsh .  
27/07/21Lesser Black-backed GullLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP2R C Watts
11:30
 
27/07/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange16K G White
07:07
mixed. 4 juvs & others in noisy flock over Hambridge Lane warehouses. SU474668.  
25/07/21Lesser Black-backed GullHambridge Lane Newbury14K G White
08:38
Agitated flock arguing over warehouse rooftops amongst themselves. One fresh juv and sev imms in the group...quite a bit of chasing and a lot of noise. SU485670.  
22/07/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
06:52
Foraging over town centre. SU474669.  
13/07/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange3K G White
07:30
Various immature aged birds foraging around the streets and Wharf. SU473669.  
02/07/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange4K G White
07:04
foraging around town centre. SU473669.  
27/06/21Lesser Black-backed GullHolyport1S K Proddow
14:00
On green.  
27/06/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange5K G White
06:30
foraging around town centre. SU472670.  
21/06/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange3K G White
08:05
Mobbed Mrs N as she flew off hunting towards Lower Farm. The gulls seem to be nesting on warehouse rooves in Hambridge Lane. SU472670.  
21/06/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
08:20
ad. Mobbing Mrs N as she came back with prey from the racecourse direction. B69 intercepted the gull and chased it away. A remarkable sequence of events. The ever-present gulls are going to become an increasing problem for the BT Peregrines. SU472670.  
22/06/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
07:47
Shadowed Common Tern but it was too high to chase easily. SU473668.  
20/06/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
07:21
foraging around town centre. SU472670.  
19/06/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
07:31
foraging around town centre. SU473669.  
17/06/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange3K G White
07:16
Foraging around town centre. SU473668.  
16/06/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
05:30
foraging around BT. SU473669.  
09/06/21Lesser Black-backed GullHolyport1S K Proddow
07:00
Holyport green.  
06/06/21Lesser Black-backed GullHolyport1S K Proddow
13:00
On Green.  
30/05/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange3K G White
06:44
Foraging around the Wharf and town centre. Includes 2 immatures . SU474669.  
25/05/21Lesser Black-backed GullFleethill Farm2J M Clark
13:00
pair of adults. Water levels very high, no habitat for waders to breed. Private site, view only from footpath.  
11/05/21Lesser Black-backed GullBray GPs1S K Proddow
17:00
 
26/04/21Lesser Black-backed GullFobney Meadow6R C Price
16:20
On marsh.  
17/04/21Lesser Black-backed GullNewbury BT Exchange6K G White
07:04
Foraging around town centre and getting very close to BT without challenge. SU473668.  
12/04/21Lesser Black-backed GullWoose Hill2P Bright-Thomas
12:15
ad. Two adults chasing each other around, calling.  
05/04/21Lesser Black-backed GullCharvil Meadows2K Sparks
12:14
in formerly flooded field.  
30/03/21Lesser Black-backed GullFobney Meadow3R C Price
11:30
Adults . On marsh.  
29/03/21Lesser Black-backed GullThames Valley Business Park, Reading9K Sparks
11:25
Deeper calls than the usual Herring Gull alerted me to two flocks around the office buildings and nearby housing. Probable migration pulse - only singles and one double up till now.  
28/03/21Lesser Black-backed GullWakers Farm, Fifield2S D Abbott
14:58
 
21/03/21Lesser Black-backed GullEarley2K Sparks
11:04
Cruising around suburb together.  
15/03/21Lesser Black-backed GullEarley1K Sparks
09:52
cruising around.  
14/03/21Lesser Black-backed GullFobney Meadow10R C Price
15:00
Washing on marsh.  
11/03/21Lesser Black-backed GullEmmer Green Pond2C Garrett
15:50
 
08/03/21Lesser Black-backed GullThames Valley Business Park, Reading2K Sparks
11:40
Together on office building roof, calling loudly.  
06/03/21Lesser Black-backed GullEnglemere Pond, Ascot1J E Warren
Flew over. SU905686.  
26/02/21Lesser Black-backed GullHolyport2S K Proddow
07:00
By the village pond.  
26/02/21Lesser Black-backed GullFobney Meadow3D Andrews
08:28
1/w juveniles.  
23/02/21Lesser Black-backed GullFobney Meadow2R C Price
11:20
Didn’t check all Pre-adult Herring/LBBG so probably more.  
24/02/21Lesser Black-backed GullHolyport2S K Proddow
07:00
On the Green.  
17/02/21Lesser Black-backed GullThames Meadows, Purley3M J Smith
14:00
At least on Berks side, 1 black backed and 2 mid grey backed.  
16/02/21Lesser Black-backed GullGreen Park1S Robertson
14:05
 
12/02/21Lesser Black-backed GullTilehurst1R Crawford
08:15
On my back lawn with 30-40 BH Gulls devouring stale croissants.  
12/02/21Lesser Black-backed GullThames Meadows, Purley1M J Smith
15:59
Black back individual feeding with 2 Common gull on flooded field western side of Springs farm.  
12/02/21Lesser Black-backed GullGreen Park2D W Hampton
11:30
on lake by new school / nursery.  
09/02/21Lesser Black-backed GullEarley1K Sparks
09:22
flying over low.  
05/02/21Lesser Black-backed GullThames Valley Business Park, Reading3K Sparks
10:14
adults with 25 Herring Gull on flooded field.  
01/02/21Lesser Black-backed GullThames Valley Business Park, Reading1K Sparks
15:27
On flooded fields.  
31/01/21Lesser Black-backed GullHurst1P O'Neill
12:30
In with Black-headed gulls.  
26/01/21Lesser Black-backed GullEarley1K Sparks
11:12
perched on street lamp over London Road.  
25/01/21Lesser Black-backed GullMoor Green Lakes1S Stevenson
14:00
With flock of ducks on CLN. SU806625.  
25/01/21Lesser Black-backed GullFobney Meadow1S Robertson
13:02
On Marsh.  
22/01/21Lesser Black-backed GullFobney Meadow3R C Price
12:30
On marsh.  
06/01/21Lesser Black-backed GullThames Meadows, Purley14M J Smith
16:23
In flooded field just south of lock with road, all very dark black backed, not dark grey of usual bb gulls found around the lock fields, ie s sp Fuscus?  
04/01/21Lesser Black-backed GullThames Valley Business Park, Reading2K Sparks
11:53
ssp graellsii.  
03/01/21Lesser Black-backed GullNew workings, Moor Green Lakes100R J Godden
08:00
On East Fen, CLN and Manor Lake before dispersing around this time. Please only view from the public footpath.  
02/01/21Lesser Black-backed GullCaversham Park1R C Watts
11:12
On pond.