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
12/11/21Mandarin DuckFleethill Farm7J M Clark
12:30
Private site, view only from footpath.  
10/11/21Mandarin DuckLower Farm GP1B Lyle
15:33
m.  
30/10/21Mandarin DuckNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh2G Stewart
17:01
One male seen lurking under overhanging branches on north side of island with possible female.  
25/10/21Mandarin DuckWindsor Great Park2D Sussex
11:00
pair on pond in woods.  
17/10/21Mandarin DuckSearle's Farm Lane GP (E), Burghfield GPs1N J Bucknell
10:20
drk.  
08/10/21Mandarin DuckRiver Thames Maidenhead2D Fuller
17:29
male and fem ad. very close to Berkshire bank and seen from the towpath. SU907836.  
08/10/21Mandarin DuckWhiteknights Lake, Reading15S Lynch
09:30
Approx 15 to 20 on main lake.  
04/10/21Mandarin DuckRiver thames Maidenhead1D Fuller
13:05
ad male. swimming along the Thames as seen from towpath. SU905829.  
03/10/21Mandarin DuckFleethill Farm1J C Morgan
08:45
f. flew up from river. Private site, view only from footpath.  
24/09/21Mandarin DuckNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh1G Stewart
17:50
Female.  
20/09/21Mandarin DuckGreen Park4S Robertson
12:47
Female/Juv.  
17/09/21Mandarin DuckTowpath River Thames Maidenhead1D Fuller
20:28
male in ecl. on its own. SU906830.  
13/09/21Mandarin DuckFleethill Farm3J M Clark
16:00
along river. Private site, view only from footpath.  
10/09/21Mandarin DuckNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh1G Stewart
18:05
Female.  
17/08/21Mandarin DuckLea Farm Lake1M F Walford
13:08
fem.  
13/08/21Mandarin DuckLea Farm Lake1A B Tomczynski
15:00
juv.  
08/08/21Mandarin DuckLea Farm Lake3F J Cottington
07:30
juv.  
04/08/21Mandarin DuckSearle's Farm Lane GP (W), Burghfield GPs1A B Merrick
19:45
juv.  
04/08/21Mandarin DuckSearle's Farm Lane GP (N), Burghfield GPs3A B Merrick
19:30
1 ad drk, 2 ad fem. drake in eclipse and presumably the females too. Also, 3 male Lesser Emperor dragonflies hawking over the west end at this time.  
03/08/21Mandarin DuckNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh2G Stewart
19:20
Two Females.  
03/08/21Mandarin DuckBottom Lane GP (E), Theale GPs1A B Merrick
19:45
ad drk. in eclipse plumage, predominantly red bill with dark mottling.  
03/08/21Mandarin DuckFleethill Farm3J M Clark
16:00
Private site, view only from footpath.  
03/08/21Mandarin DuckBray3R Anstis
08:57
On the lawn.  
31/07/21Mandarin DuckNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh1G Stewart
18:00
Female.  
29/07/21Mandarin DuckFobney Lock, K&A Canal, Reading1J J Kearns
12:06
f.  
27/07/21Mandarin DuckHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
19:00
drk. on island, eclipse plumage.  
23/07/21Mandarin DuckNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh3G Stewart
17:05
Females or male in Eclipse???  
22/07/21Mandarin DuckRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs13A B Merrick
19:00
mix of males and females in eclipse, some unable to fly.  
21/07/21Mandarin DuckHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
21:30
Undoubtedly the male seen on previous occasions but light poor. Grazing on waterside plants on island as usual.  
20/07/21Mandarin DuckRiver Thames towpath Maidenhead3D Fuller
18:01
fem with 2 juv. by Berkshire banlk. SU907836.  
20/07/21Mandarin DuckNew workings, Moor Green Lakes4A Stoney
08:55
4 young on the river. Please only view from the public footpath.  
18/07/21Mandarin DuckHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
12:00
male. On island. A closer look today appears to show a male in full eclipse plumage. Bill dusky red and blue secondaries quite prominent.  
17/07/21Mandarin DuckHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
11:00
On island.  
17/07/21Mandarin DuckMaiden Erlegh Lake, Reading9R Reedman
12:00
f/juv. All female/fully grown juv types, but no sign of any eclipse males. Emerged from island cover while someone was at the feeding platform, but some vey shy.  
15/07/21Mandarin DuckHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
19:15
on the island.  
16/07/21Mandarin DuckTowpath River Thames Maidenhead3D Fuller
20:24
all fem. 3 swimming close together near Berks bank. SU907836.  
07/07/21Mandarin DuckLea Farm Lake3F J Cottington
05:50
Juvs.  
02/07/21Mandarin DuckNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh1G Stewart
18:10
Male in eclipse.  
02/07/21Mandarin DuckLea Farm Lake3F J Cottington
05:15
juv.  
26/06/21Mandarin DuckSonning Lock, R. Thames, Sonning8S Harman
19:30
8 juvenile female Mandarin ducks on the river bank. SU741746.  
29/04/21Mandarin DuckOckwells Park, Cox Green1B D Clews
07:30
male.  
22/06/21Mandarin DuckFobney Meadow4R C Price
16:59
1 fem 3 ducklings. Holy Brook just north of dsmntld rlwy.  
05/06/21Mandarin DuckWhiteknights Park, Reading9P Gipson
17:50
Female + 8 chicks, 3-4 weeks old? On a pool in The Wilderness. No broods seen on the lake this season.  
03/06/21Mandarin DuckFobney Meadow9A Absolom
20:46
8/m 1/f. All in my back garden.  
01/06/21Mandarin DuckNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh1G Stewart
19:29
male. Very obligingly feeding on scraps on concrete launching slab just in front of centre.  
31/05/21Mandarin DuckSonning Lock, R. Thames, Sonning8R C Price
13:31
1 fem. 7 ducklings. 1 nearly lost to a swan.  
26/05/21Mandarin DuckRiver Thames towpath Maidenhead3D Fuller
14:01
2 male and a fem. swimming along Berkshire bank. SU907834.  
25/05/21Mandarin DuckFleethill Farm1J M Clark
13:00
male. Private site, view only from footpath.  
24/05/21Mandarin DuckWhiteknights Lake, Reading1S Lynch
18:30
m. Middle lake.  
25/05/21Mandarin DuckBoulters Lock, R. Thames, Maidenhead3R C Watts
12:30
m.  
22/05/21Mandarin DuckNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh1G Stewart
16:30
male. Seen initially on lake and then seen later adjacent to Concrete launching strip.  
22/05/21Mandarin DuckMoor Green Lakes1R J Godden
11:30
m. CLN.  
21/05/21Mandarin DuckPadworth Lane GP1M F Walford
10:20
drk. On the river.  
19/05/21Mandarin DuckRiver Thames4D Fuller
11:54
3 male and 1 fem ad birds. all together swimming along bank. SU906836.  
18/05/21Mandarin DuckNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh1G Stewart
17:00
Male.  
12/05/21Mandarin DuckFobney Meadow1R C Price
17:37
Male. On the marsh. First time I’ve seen a Mandarin on the marsh.  
08/05/21Mandarin DuckFobney Meadow10A Absolom
09:18
9/m 1/ f. Holy brook.  
06/05/21Mandarin DuckRiver Thames Maidenhead1D Fuller
17:42
ad male. feeding very close to Berkshire bank. SU908836.  
06/05/21Mandarin DuckMoor Green Lakes1T Callister
15:30
f. On owl box by Manor Lake. Later saw M & F ducks on river nearby.  
03/05/21Mandarin DuckFobney Meadow9A Absolom
18:45
4/m5/f. Holy brook.  
02/05/21Mandarin DuckRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs2K G White
07:00
Two single males flew in separately, one from the south and one from the east about half an hour apart. SU568661.  
02/05/21Mandarin DuckMoor Green Lakes2B Dickinson
15:00
Male and female on the stream. SU804622.  
02/05/21Mandarin DuckMoor Green Lakes2R J Godden
07:00
Pair on R. Blackwater near Grove Lake.  
01/05/21Mandarin DuckMoor Green Lakes2M Green
12:00
m&f on blackwater river.  
28/04/21Mandarin DuckRiver Thames Maidenhead5D Fuller
16:19
male. 5 adult males swimming together possibly non breeders. SU908837.  
28/04/21Mandarin DuckThatcham Marsh1R Keel
07:30
male. Over north. With MJD.  
26/04/21Mandarin DuckRemenham2A N Stow
17:30
m&f.  
26/04/21Mandarin DuckThree Mile Cross2B Dickinson
18:34
male and fem. Flew low over May's Farm. SU720681.  
26/04/21Mandarin DuckPurley on Thames, Reading1L Ellams
13:14
male. On river, near mad duck cafe.  
26/04/21Mandarin DuckSouthcote Lock, K&A Canal, Reading1S Wearing
09:35
male. SU695713.  
25/04/21Mandarin DuckWoolhampton GPs2M J Dear
16:14
 
24/04/21Mandarin DuckSavernake Lake, Bracknell3D A MacKenzie Dodds
09:55
m. Three drakes on the Savernake Lake. I assume these are escapees from a collection or similar? Half expecting to see them alongside a Baikal teal or a Carolina wood duck or something. Not sure I should even report this sighting. Two terrapins sunbathing on a log in the lake too. A strange place indeed. .  
22/04/21Mandarin DuckLower Padworth, Padworth Lane1G Sumner
16:00
male. Heading downstream on river. SU609674.  
23/04/21Mandarin DuckSouthcote Meadows2R Crawford
10:15
On the canal.  
22/04/21Mandarin DuckBradfield Southend1J Lerpiniere
16:52
Flew from wooded stream along ride. SU5970.  
17/04/21Mandarin DuckRiver Thames Maidenhead2D Fuller
17:52
pair ad. pair together on the thames. SU907836.  
15/04/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green Pond2M F Walford
13:08
drk.  
13/04/21Mandarin DuckNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh2G Stewart
16:30
Flew in about 4.30pm and only stayed a short while.  
10/04/21Mandarin DuckRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs2K G White
07:31
pair. SU568663.  
09/04/21Mandarin DuckThames Valley Business Park, Reading2K Sparks
17:02
A pair in flooded area at eastern end.  
09/04/21Mandarin DuckNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh2G Stewart
15:30
Flew in and stayed for some time but not seen later on walk.  
09/04/21Mandarin DuckBoulters Lock, R. Thames, Maidenhead2I Davidson
17:34
1m, 1f. By Boulter's Hotel.  
09/04/21Mandarin DuckBoulters Lock, R. Thames, Maidenhead2I Davidson
17:32
pair. Next to Boulter's hotel.  
09/04/21Mandarin DuckSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs2P Hickman
14:50
Pair on north lakep.  
09/04/21Mandarin DuckPangbourne STW2M Winkworth
14:22
M & F close in on the Thames at Saltney Mead.  
08/04/21Mandarin DuckThames Valley Business Park, Reading2M J Mitchell
08:00
pair.  
04/04/21Mandarin DuckBattlemead Common, Cookham1D Fuller
18:57
ad male. Flying over seasonal flood. SU905837.  
03/04/21Mandarin DuckPangbourne Meadow2A Taylor
16:00
1m, 1f. On Thames near Berkshire bank just downstream from toll bridge.  
31/03/21Mandarin DuckRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs2A Taylor
11:00
1m, 1f.  
31/03/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green Pond1M F Walford
12:25
drk.  
29/03/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green Pond3M F Walford
17:54
2m+1f.  
29/03/21Mandarin DuckWarfield2R Dawson
m+f. On the stream SE of the church.  
29/03/21Mandarin DuckNuptown2R Dawson
m+f.  
24/03/21Mandarin DuckFobney Meadow2P Bright-Thomas
17:30
Landed on meadows.  
24/03/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green Pond2M F Walford
18:36
drk.  
24/03/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green, Reading2H R Netley
18:13
Over house.  
24/03/21Mandarin DuckRiver Thames Maidenhead1D Fuller
12:16
ad male. swimming near Berks bank for the third day. SU905836.  
23/03/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green Pond1M F Walford
18:04
drk.  
22/03/21Mandarin DuckRiver Thames Maidenhead1D Fuller
13:00
ad male. Swimming close to Berkshire bank. SU908836.  
20/03/21Mandarin DuckLea Farm Lake2F J Cottington
07:30
pair. flew over calling.  
11/03/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green Pond7C Garrett
15:50
male & femail.  
11/03/21Mandarin DuckWhiteknights Lake, Reading1K Sparks
15:57
male.  
03/03/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green Pond6M F Walford
13:29
4m+2f.  
01/03/21Mandarin DuckDinton Pastures CP1S Robertson
08:00
male. M.  
28/02/21Mandarin DuckBinfield2D A MacKenzie Dodds
07:16
mf. Pair investigating a barn owl roost site at dawn this morning. Nowhere *that* near any significant body of water, mind.  
23/02/21Mandarin DuckFobney Meadow2R C Price
12:30
Male and female. Near brick path copse.  
23/02/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green, Reading7C Garrett
14:56
m.  
23/02/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green Pond13M F Walford
12:47
8m+5f.  
22/02/21Mandarin DuckMoor Green Lakes1R J Godden
09:00
m. CLN.  
22/02/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green Pond11M F Walford
12:36
8m+3f.  
19/02/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green Pond14M F Walford
13:53
9m+5f.  
18/02/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green Pond12M F Walford
13:04
7m+5f.  
16/02/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green Pond10M F Walford
13:23
6m+4f.  
15/02/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green Pond11C Garrett
11:11
m & f.  
15/02/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green Pond18D White
10:17
12 male and at least 6 fem.  
12/02/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green Pond11M F Walford
12:45
7m+4f.  
06/02/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green, Reading4G Sumner
10:35
3m. On pond. SU720764.  
03/02/21Mandarin DuckFobney Meadow4A V Lawson
10:00
 
03/02/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green, Reading5M F Walford
13:51
drk. On the pond.  
02/02/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green, Reading7M F Walford
13:02
4m+3f. On the pond.  
01/02/21Mandarin DuckFleethill Farm6J M Clark
10:00
Private site, view only from footpath.  
31/01/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green Pond9R C Watts
11:40
5m/4f.  
28/01/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green, Reading6M F Walford
13:42
3m+3f. On the pond.  
25/01/21Mandarin DuckGrove Lake, Moor Green Lakes1R J Godden
09:00
f.  
24/01/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green, Reading10M F Walford
11:55
5m+5f. On the pond.  
15/01/21Mandarin DuckWhiteknights Lake, Reading2K Sparks
13:02
1m, 1f.  
11/01/21Mandarin DuckSavernake Lake, Bracknell4D East
11:05
2 m. 2 f.  
08/01/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green, Reading3M F Walford
12:50
drk. On the pond.  
07/01/21Mandarin DuckEmmer Green, Reading5M F Walford
12:35
4m+1f. On the pond.  
05/01/21Mandarin DuckSavernake Lake, Bracknell2J Crouch
11:15
1m, 1f.  
02/01/21Mandarin DuckProspect Park, Reading2S A Graham
13:30
m + f.  
02/01/21Mandarin DuckCaversham Park3R C Watts
11:12
m/f. 2 male and 1 female on island on duck pond.  
01/01/21Mandarin DuckSavernake Lake, Bracknell1J E Warren
NONE much to my disappointment. SU885679.