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DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
31/12/21PeregrineMaidenhead1B D Clews
12:45
sat on the west side of the spire.  
31/12/21PeregrineWindsor1D A Carter
09:05
Over willows riverside Park.  
30/12/21PeregrineBracknell1D A MacKenzie Dodds
14:55
Flew quite low over a busy High street and then TGI fridays. No-one else seemed to even see it, let alone care. *sigh*. SU868694.  
24/12/21PeregrineReading1M J Hubbard
14:59
M currently sitting atop of old gasometer seen from Tesco car park. SU725737.  
23/12/21PeregrineSt Lukes church Maidenhead2D Fuller
20:13
male and fem ad birds. Peregrine female with very full crop and male on kill. SU887816.  
22/12/21PeregrineFobney Meadow1R C Price
14:25
In pylon 2.  
21/12/21PeregrineLower Farm GP2I Quelch
15:55
Among the starling murmuration over thatcham Reed beds.  
18/12/21PeregrineMaidenhead1B D Clews
11:30
on St Luke's spire.  
18/12/21PeregrineStreatley1N J Bucknell
15:30
flying eastwards over Cleeve Court.  
18/12/21PeregrineMain Pit, Theale GPs2A B Merrick
08:35
ad. Pair together on Warbler pylon, female eating a Magpie (phone-scoped footage appears to show wing tip of this species).  
17/12/21PeregrineHosehill Lake, Theale GPs2A B Merrick
09:00
ad. Certainly 1, and probably both adults. 1 on pylon 79 and other on pylon 80.  
16/12/21PeregrineReading2R C Price
11:48
St Giles spire. m. east side. f. south side.  
14/12/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
09:37
Flying west along Queens Road then lands on east side of St.Giles spire.  
14/12/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
07:45
Mrs N & B69 on BT . At 08.00 both started hunting. Mrs N returned with Feral Pigeon 08.14 B69 has now followed her to a regular dining rooftop I'm sure in the hope that there will be left overs. SU473670.  
13/12/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
11:20
St. Giles spire. North side.  
13/12/21PeregrineSwallowfield Church1J Taylor
 
10/12/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
13:20
B69 & Mrs N on nearby rooftop. B69 chased Buzzard off over Northbrook St after several dives at it. SU473669.  
11/12/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
08:01
Mrs N on top girder, went off hunting a minute later. SU473669.  
09/12/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
09:10
St Giles spire. East side. At 13:55 too. Don’t know about in between times.  
08/12/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
10:29
St.Giles spire. East side.  
06/12/21PeregrineReading2R C Price
12:00
St.Giles spire. m. east side. f. north side.  
04/12/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
08:05
ad. Mrs N on top girder, went off hunting. Male B69 on nearby rooftop enjoying the early morning sunshine. SU473668.  
04/12/21PeregrineWindsor1D A Carter
08:22
Over willows riverside Park heading towards Dorney lake.  
03/12/21PeregrineFobney Meadow1R C Price
15:00
In 3rd pylon from at least 14:45 till at least 15:20. Perched in 2nd pair of arms from the top.  
03/12/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
10:50
St.Giles spire . East side.  
30/11/21PeregrineReading2R C Price
15:55
St Giles spire , east side. 1 fem. on upper perch since at least 15:30 Male landed on lower perch at c.15:55.  
29/11/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
14:00
St.Giles spire , east side. 14:01 took off and flew fairly directly in direction of Craven Road/Addington road t-junction and continued beyond. 14:33 a Peregrine back on the spire again, east side. Presuming it’s the same one.  
28/11/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
09:00
Both B69 and Mrs N enjoying the early morning sunshine on nearby rooftops. Mrs N caught her breakfast on the 5th attempt. SU472670.  
28/11/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
07:25
Mrs N on top girder. 3 hunting attempts no prey yet. SU474669.  
27/11/21PeregrineB T building West Street Maidenhead1D Fuller
15:57
ad fem. sitting on top most ledge cowering down in 3 degrees and icy cold north wind on south side of the building never seen this side roosting before. SU889814.  
26/11/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
08:09
St.Giles church spire. E side. Not there at 10:30.  
25/11/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
14:50
St.Giles church. S side.  
24/11/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
14:15
Prob f. St.Giles. E side.  
24/11/21PeregrineReading1M F Walford
13:41
On the gas tower. Scoped from Sonning Eye.  
24/11/21PeregrineWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
07:50
prob m. Fast low in pursuit of Feral Pigeon (photo) First of year from garden.  
22/11/21PeregrineEton Wick1B Crathorne
13:30
Over low scattering gulls and ducks!  
20/11/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
07:15
Both adults B69 & Mrs N on BT rooftop. Mrs N went off hunting and was back in 2 mins with Feral Pigeon prey. Impressive. SU472670.  
20/11/21PeregrineHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
08:30
On pylon 79.  
19/11/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
09:15
St.Giles. E side. Probably fem.  
18/11/21PeregrineReading1S Scott
16:20
On its usual perch on the East side of St Giles Spire.  
18/11/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
08:46
St.Giles. E side. Probably fem.  
17/11/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
09:13
St.Giles spire. Prob. fem. E side. And later on S side from at least 14:40 till at least 15:16 .  
16/11/21PeregrineReading1S Scott
16:15
Usual roosting spot on East side of St Giles spire.  
15/11/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
10:30
St.Giles spire. Probably fem. perched south side. Then 11:00 none but then 1 flying west along Queens Road that lands on east side of spire. Probably the same bird. 1st sighting on St.Giles since 6th Nov.  
13/11/21PeregrineHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
07:50
On pylon 79.  
12/11/21PeregrineWhiteknights Park, Reading1S Lynch
16:00
m. north side AMS building for 40 mins looked like settling down for the night.  
10/11/21PeregrineSt Lukes Church Maidenhead1D Fuller
20:31
ad fem. sitting on spire but worried by insects either bees and wasps so flew off but returned in three minutes and landed on another perch. SU887816.  
10/11/21PeregrineWhiteknights Park, Reading1P Gipson
16:00
Male on N side AMS building for over one hour, female not seen for 2 weeks.  
07/11/21PeregrineHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
10:30
On pylon 79.  
06/11/21PeregrineWhiteknights Park, Reading1P Gipson
16:12
Male resting on N side AMS building.  
06/11/21PeregrineReading2R C Price
12:30
St.Giles spire. Both E side. f upper perch. m lower.  
05/11/21PeregrineWhiteknights Park, Reading1S Lynch
09:30
m. AMS building n side 09.30 to 10.15 still there when I left.  
04/11/21PeregrineSlough Trading Estate2D Fuller
17:24
both male and female. pair. The usual pair in the same place male on cooling tower eating prey and female near box. SU955815.  
04/11/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
14:39
St.Giles spire. S side.  
02/11/21PeregrineWhiteknights Park, Reading1P Gipson
17:01
Male likely spent entire afternoon on AMS building, then moved to crouch in a corner for overnight roost. After years of being uncommon, the campus now has a resident Peregrine.  
02/11/21PeregrineWhiteknights Park, Reading1S Lynch
12:20
m. North side AMS building (old cole museum) still there when I left at 14.00.  
01/11/21PeregrineSt Lukes Church Maidenhead1D Fuller
18:33
ad fem. Usual bird on East side of spire at 15.15 when it is there it is usually on same perch. SU887817.  
01/11/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
11:25
St.Giles spire E side. Seen there again at 13:33. Don’t know if it moved between times.  
31/10/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
15:17
St.Giles spire . E side. I can’t see W side. Anyone seeing one on W side at all recently?  
30/10/21PeregrineWhiteknights Park, Reading1P Gipson
14:50
Male perched on N side AMS building from 14:50 to 16:15 but I haven't seen the female for several days.  
30/10/21PeregrineReading1S Scott
14:17
Roosting on the east side of the spire of St Giles Church.  
30/10/21PeregrineWhiteknights Park, Reading1S Lynch
09:45
m. 1 north east corner 9.45 am flew off 10.40 am old cole museum.  
29/10/21PeregrineReading1A Kydd
18:50
East side of St Giles Church at c3.00 pm.  
29/10/21PeregrineWhiteknights Park, Reading1P Gipson
18:00
Male on N side AMS building. Flew in with prey 17:21, eating prey 17:24, gone 17:30, back eating more prey 18:00.  
29/10/21PeregrineReading2R C Price
15:42
St.Giles spire. 1 N, 1 E.  
28/10/21PeregrineWhiteknights Park, Reading1P Gipson
15:00
Male on N side AMS (Old Cole Museum) building from 15:00 to 17:00, when I left, so must be different from the St Giles birds below. As this male has a mate, this suggests there are 2 pairs in Reading.  
28/10/21PeregrineReading2R C Price
16:10
St.Giles spire. Both on north side . 1 on upper perch, m. 1 on lower perch, f . 1st time I’ve seen one on the lower perches c. 1/3 up the spire.  
20/10/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
09:40
St.Giles spire. east side.  
18/10/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
14:45
St.Giles spire. north side.  
19/10/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
14:24
St.Giles spire. east side.  
28/10/21PeregrineReading2R C Price
15:38
St.Giles spire. 1 north side. 1 east side.  
28/10/21PeregrineWhiteknights Park, Reading1S Lynch
13:03
Having lunch north side old cole museum. SU739722.  
27/10/21PeregrineWhiteknights Park, Reading1P Gipson
16:00
Male on N side of AMS building 16:00 to 17:50, when I left.  
25/10/21PeregrineCental Maidenhead2D Fuller
20:19
male and fem. A male for three minutes then flew away female flew away and returned with White Dove where it proceeded to pluck and eat the prey watched for 15 minutes. SU888814.  
25/10/21PeregrineWhiteknights Park, Reading1P Gipson
16:44
On N side AMS building from 16:44, then one seen flying around building at 18:00. Also seen by S Lynch.  
25/10/21PeregrineNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R F Milligan
11:45
Western end of the diggings. Please only view from the public footpath.  
24/10/21PeregrineMaidenhead1B D Clews
11:30
On window ledge of BT building, West Street, where it used to be regularly seen.  
24/10/21PeregrineWhiteknights Park, Reading2S Lynch
13:13
Old cole museum. SU734720.  
24/10/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
08:33
Mrs N just returned to BT high ledge with Feral Pigeon catch, hotly and determinedly pursued by a Carrion Crow all the way to the ledge. SU474669.  
24/10/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
07:27
Mrs N appeared on top girder BT and then went off hunting. 3 sorties now (07.57) no catch yet. B69 also went off hunting 07.47 and waiting for his return. SU474669.  
23/10/21PeregrineWhiteknights Park, Reading1P Gipson
17:43
Near top of N side of AMS (Old Cole Museum) building; flew off at 17.45. Fairly regular here recently.  
17/10/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
08:18
ad. Mrs N & B69 on BT and nearby rooftops actively hunting but no catch yet. SU474669.  
15/10/21PeregrineFobney Meadow1A V Lawson
08:00
f.  
15/10/21PeregrineReading1P J Crowley
16:20
f. on south side of St Giles Church.  
14/10/21PeregrineReading1S Scott
15:30
Roosting on east side of the spire of St Giles Church in Southampton Street. Still there when I left about 16:00.  
13/10/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
16:39
St.Giles . East side of spire . Not being bothered by Crows today.  
12/10/21PeregrineUniversity of Reading (Whiteknights Campus)1B Knowles
18:16
2nd to top floor of the now vacated Cole Muesum. SU733719.  
12/10/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
16:00
On south side of St.Giles spire. Being mobbed for a while by 2 of the 5 Crows hanging out on the weather vane at the top of the spire. Peregrine left the spire for 15 seconds or so before returning to the same spot once the Crows had moved on.  
09/10/21PeregrineLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1F J Cottington
14:00
Over low North, then circling in same air space as 2 Raven North of landfill.  
08/10/21PeregrineFobney Meadow1R C Price
16:40
In pylon 3 briefly. I didn’t see where it went.  
08/10/21PeregrineSt Luke's Church Maidenhead1D Fuller
17:35
ad fem. roosting on spire with a full crop. SU887816.  
07/10/21PeregrineFobney Island1J Lerpiniere
16:13
Over flying south.  
06/10/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
12:15
ad. B69 on BT and Mrs N on nearby rooftop. SU473669.  
06/10/21PeregrineSlough Trading Estate2K P Duncan
18:23
on power station chimney and cooling tower.  
06/10/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
15:20
St.Giles spire. East side.  
05/10/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
11:28
St.Giles . Landed as I was looking at the spire. I didn’t see where from though. Perched east side.  
05/10/21PeregrineTilehurst1R Josey
10:18
Buzzed the starling flock but kept on going. SU662741.  
04/10/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
11:05
St.Giles spire. East side. .  
04/10/21PeregrineFobney Meadow1R C Price
11:50
At very top of pylon 3 , feeding. Gone by 12:00. Then later 1 in pylon 5 from 12:30 till at least 13:50.  
03/10/21PeregrineBlake's Lock, K&A Canal, Reading2P Gipson
17:30
Pair on top of old gasometer. The same pair as on St Giles Church, Reading in the mornings?  
03/10/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
11:09
St.Giles spire . E side. Same at 14:30.  
03/10/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
07:05
ad. Both B69 and Mrs N on BT 06.45 She went off over town centre nd returned minutes later with newly caught Feral Pigeon. SU473670.  
30/09/21PeregrineFobney Meadow1A V Lawson
10:00
Eating a Jay on pylon 4.  
01/10/21PeregrineReading1R C Price
13:25
Probably f. East side of St.Giles spire. I can’t see west side. And 15:00,17:45,18:09. Don’t know if was away between any of these times.  
30/09/21PeregrineReading2R C Price
08:34
1 flying west along Queens Road. Then see 2 perched on Spire of St.Giles 2/3 up. 09:03 still there N & E side 09:30 1 - E 11:00 1 - N 12:40 1 - E I can’t see W side perch.  
28/09/21PeregrineUniversity of Reading (Whiteknights Campus)1C Foster
14:00
m. Heading east over the food science building.  
26/09/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
08:00
Mrs N & B69 on the rooftop. SU474669.  
25/09/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
06:35
B69 and Mrs N present on the rooftop. SU473669.  
24/09/21PeregrineFobney Meadow1A V Lawson
10:00
m.  
22/09/21PeregrineFobney Meadow1A V Lawson
09:00
 
24/09/21PeregrineSt Luke's Church Maidenhead1D Fuller
16:35
fem coming into full plumage. I think that this bird was born in 2020 and is nearly into full adult plumage. I have talked this through with Ken White and he agrees that it seems likely.very scruffy plumage and all adult feather structure not quite right. SU887816.  
23/09/21PeregrineFobney Meadow1R C Price
15:20
Ad. In pylon 5 . Gone by 15:50.  
22/09/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
07:58
B69 & Mrs N on top girder. SU473669.  
22/09/21PeregrineNewbury town centre2K G White
07:07
Both adults on BT and nearby rooftop. SU473671.  
19/09/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange3K G White
07:25
First Mrs N & then B69 launched in fast level flight to the NE from BT. As they were reaching the visible distant horizon a 3rd Peregrine was observed carrying a large prey item. It would appear that they had gone to intercept this bird but on reaching it turned round and came straight back to BT. We concluded that it might have been a juvenile Peregrine, possibly one of their own and they left it alone with no confrontation. SU473668.  
19/09/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
07:00
ad. Both adults on BT 06.35. SU474669.  
18/09/21PeregrineEmmbrook1P O'Neill
16:00
Drifting E over Eamer Crescent, accompanied by a Red Kite.  
15/09/21PeregrineMain Pit, Theale GPs1H R Netley
08:22
On island pylon.  
13/09/21PeregrineSulhamstead1P Hickman
09:55
On the pylon south of Shortheath Lane.  
10/09/21PeregrineMain Pit, Theale GPs1K E Moore
17:00
ad. Flying over towards Hosehill.  
11/09/21PeregrineFobney Meadow1R C Price
15:57
In Pylon 3.  
11/09/21PeregrineHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
07:00
ad. On pylon 80.  
10/09/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange3K G White
07:33
2 ad 1 juv. Both adults on BT and juv Blue PS still vociferously demanding to be provisioned with prey, screaming around the rooftops at them. Juv Joe did briefly go off in serious hunting mode but came back to BT without prey. SU474669.  
06/09/21PeregrineThe Grange Hotel, Bracknell Town Center1J E Warren
SU869693.  
06/09/21PeregrineFobney Meadow1A V Lawson
15:05
m.  
06/09/21PeregrineSulhamstead1P Hickman
09:50
On pylon south of Shortheath Lane.  
05/09/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
06:55
1 ad 1 juv. Mrs N eating prey on nearby rooftop. Juv came and took remains away. Mrs back on BT top girder but has now gone off hunting again. SU474669.  
04/09/21PeregrineSulhamstead1P Hickman
08:20
On north side of the pylon south of Shortheath Lane. First sighting here for a few weeks.  
04/09/21PeregrineSonning Meadows1A B Tomczynski
15:00
 
04/09/21PeregrineSulhamstead1P Hickman
08:20
On north side of the pylon south of Shortheath Lane. First sighting here for a few weeks.  
04/09/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
06:45
ad. Mrs N on BT B69 on rooftop nearby. No sign of any juv yet. SU474670.  
03/09/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
06:53
1 ad 1 juv. Mrs N came in with feral pigeon to the BT rooftop. Juv male took it immediately with a lot of screaming to another part of the rooftop. SU474669.  
03/09/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
06:15
1 ad 1 juv. Mrs N arrived onto the top girder joined minutes later by calling male juv. She went off hunting and juv perched up on construction crane, returning to the top girder after a while. SU474669.  
28/08/21PeregrineWalbury Hill1D Reynolds
11:50
 
27/08/21PeregrineMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
07:00
juv. Wash and brush-up on Sailing club beach before flying to Sailing club pylon.  
27/08/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
06:15
1 ad 1 juv. Mrs N brought in well eaten prey to BT...only just light to see her. Juv called from top of construction crane and the two met over town centre for aerial foodpass. Both returned to BT. SU474669.  
26/08/21PeregrineHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
09:00
Flew from pylon 79 SE of lake.  
25/08/21PeregrineNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R Murfitt
19:30
juv. Sitting on the infill. Please only view from the public footpath.  
25/08/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
07:01
1 ad 1 juv. So far Mrs N on BT and juv on nearby rooftop, prob Joe, Blue PS based on feather details, colour ring not visible at the moment. SU474669.  
23/08/21PeregrineEast Fen, Moor Green Lakes1R F Milligan
09:56
Juv, attacking a Common Tern in the water. After a few attempts it flew off after being mobbed by a BHG and another Common Tern. Please only view from the public bridleway.  
22/08/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
07:30
ad. Mrs N & B69 on BT this morning. No juvs detected in 2 hours. SU473668.  
20/08/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange3K G White
06:35
2 ad 1 juv. Both adults on BT. Juv on construction crane B69 brought in live prey and Blue PS "Joe" took it in flight. SU474669.  
16/08/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
08:45
juv intruder. Just had a visit from an "intruder" juvenile to BT...an unringed 2021 juvenile. It has more pale patches on the ear coverts and nape and very pale tips to the upper tail coverts not seen on the Newbury juvs. See Twitter @NewburyPeregrin. SU474669.  
16/08/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange3K G White
08:20
2 ad 1 juv. Both adults now seen this morning. 1 juv seen twice at a distance, maybe 2 juvs all together. SU474669.  
16/08/21PeregrineNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
07:00
Mrs N and one juv on BT and nearby rooftops. Juv perched on a construction crane for a while. Last night at 21:40 2 Peregrines roosting on BT (per R.B.) on window sills, therefore likely to be the 2 adults. SU473668.