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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DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
30/11/21BlackcapCaversham2J J Kearns
09:22
m & f. On garden apples. Daily visitors at the moment.  
29/11/21BlackcapCaversham2J J Kearns
09:17
m & f. Eating remaining apples on apple tree.  
28/11/21BlackcapEarley1R H Stansfield
09:41
m. In my back garden holly and birdbath. First of this winter.  
27/11/21BlackcapTilehurst1G Sumner
12:33
Pair feeding in honeysuckle . SU660746.  
24/11/21BlackcapNorth Ascot1S D Abbott
12:30
m. On garden feeders. SU905697.  
23/11/21BlackcapEmmer Green, Reading3A B Tomczynski
11:14
2 male and 1 fem. All together feeding on honeysuckle berries.  
22/11/21BlackcapCaversham1J J Kearns
07:52
m. On garden yucca berries j.  
18/11/21BlackcapCaversham3J J Kearns
08:47
2 m 1 f. In garden Forsythia.  
16/11/21BlackcapCaversham3J J Kearns
09:15
2 m 1 f. On Yucca berries - wonderful.  
10/11/21BlackcapCaversham1J J Kearns
10:35
m. In garden apple tree.  
07/11/21BlackcapMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
10:00
m. near Garston lock.  
07/11/21BlackcapNorth Ascot1S D Abbott
11:55
m. On feeders. SU905697.  
05/11/21BlackcapBoyn Hill, Maidenhead1B Crathorne
08:45
male. Seen feeding on grapes left on a vine in our garden.  
02/11/21BlackcapBoyn Hill, Maidenhead1B Crathorne
09:00
male. First 'winter' blackcap in the garden this morning.  
01/11/21BlackcapEarley1R Reedman
10:31
m. Feeding on pyracantha berries. Earliest I can recall as 'winter' feeder. SU745685.  
16/10/21BlackcapView Island, R. Thames, Caversham2J J Kearns
11:25
m & f.  
11/10/21BlackcapFobney Meadow1A V Lawson
08:30
m.  
06/10/21BlackcapEmmer Green, Reading2A B Tomczynski
08:00
In garden.  
05/10/21BlackcapNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh1G Stewart
17:40
Male.  
27/08/21BlackcapMoor Green Lakes1R J Godden
08:30
f.  
21/08/21BlackcapMoor Copse1P Hickman
08:40
m.  
21/08/21BlackcapWokingham2P O'Neill
07:30
Calling east of Cantley Park.  
20/08/21BlackcapEarley1R H Stansfield
15:30
Tacking in my front garden pheasant berry.  
16/08/21BlackcapMoor Green Lakes1R F Milligan
10:00
m, in small tree right of CLN hide.  
29/07/21BlackcapEarley1R H Stansfield
12:12
f. Bathing in my garden bird bath. Also first record of a Box Tree Moth on buddleia flower head.  
27/07/21BlackcapLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1R C Watts
16:06
f.  
16/07/21BlackcapSulhamstead Abbots1P Hickman
07:50
m. Singing. Near Jacques Lane.  
16/07/21BlackcapUfton Nervet1P Hickman
06:55
m. Near Island farm road.  
16/07/21BlackcapMaidenhead Thicket1W Hollway
07:58
fem.  
10/07/21BlackcapOckwells Park, Cox Green4B D Clews
12:11
Singing males.  
03/07/21BlackcapMaidenhead Thicket11B D Clews
10:30
All singing males.  
03/07/21BlackcapLower Earley1D J Mills
10:45
male. still singing as before.  
03/07/21BlackcapThames Valley Business Park, Reading3S Lynch
09:00
2m 1f. SU742746.  
02/07/21BlackcapEarley1R H Stansfield
11:47
juv. Feeding in my garden and then seen bathing in the birdbath.  
02/07/21BlackcapLower Earley1D J Mills
09:38
male. heard only - still belting out song in original territory.  
01/07/21BlackcapMain Pit, Theale GPs7R Crawford
16:00
Singing, between gate & pylon. Also, Marbled White seen.  
01/07/21BlackcapLower Earley2D J Mills
09:17
male. One unseen singing as before , other near ASDA quietly feeding in bushes in house back garden.  
29/06/21BlackcapLower Earley1D J Mills
09:15
male. singing much louder than Mon, same place.  
28/06/21BlackcapGreen Park5S Robertson
12:30
Singing.  
28/06/21BlackcapLower Caversham2R Sajdak
13:28
Female feeding fledgling.  
28/06/21BlackcapLower Earley1D J Mills
10:15
male. singing in Oak trees along combined FP/Cycleway - popular spot.  
27/06/21BlackcapShurlock Row3R Alliss
15:13
m. T least.  
26/06/21BlackcapStrand Water, Cookham4B D Clews
10:30
singing males.  
25/06/21BlackcapUfton Nervet1P Hickman
15:10
m. At Poors allotment. .  
12/05/21BlackcapOckwells Park, Cox Green10B D Clews
09:30
singing.  
29/04/21BlackcapOckwells Park, Cox Green6B D Clews
07:30
singing.  
23/06/21BlackcapOckwells Park, Cox Green15B D Clews
08:30
incl juvs.  
21/06/21BlackcapCookham Rise, Maidenhead1B D Clews
16:00
male singing in our small garden - unusual at this time of year. We get them in winter but they tend to be out in the country and woods at this time of year.  
20/06/21BlackcapBrimpton GP8R Crawford
08:00
Singing.  
20/06/21BlackcapNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
07:21
singing in Sainsbury's car park trees. SU472670.  
19/06/21BlackcapLower Earley1D J Mills
08:50
male. heard singing , not seen.  
19/06/21BlackcapNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
07:31
male. singing in Sainsbury's car park trees. SU473669.  
15/06/21BlackcapLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP4R C Watts
11:00
 
12/06/21BlackcapStrand Water, Cookham1B D Clews
14:00
singing.  
11/06/21BlackcapOckwells Park, Cox Green12B D Clews
10:30
singing males.  
08/06/21BlackcapNorth Ascot1S D Abbott
18:00
f. On garden feeders. SU905697.  
07/06/21BlackcapNorth Ascot1S D Abbott
19:00
m. On garden feeders and singing nearby.  
07/06/21BlackcapSulhamstead1P Hickman
18:05
m. In neighbours garden. .  
07/06/21BlackcapHosehill Lake, Theale GPs10R Crawford
06:45
Singing.  
07/06/21BlackcapPurley on Thames, Reading1M J Smith
11:39
male continuing to sing, no sign of family yet.  
05/06/21BlackcapMaidenhead Thicket15B D Clews
11:30
14 singing males and one female.  
06/06/21BlackcapUfton Nervet2P Hickman
09:05
m. At Church Plantation.  
06/06/21BlackcapUfton Court3P Hickman
08:30
m. Near the pools at Ufton Courtn.  
06/06/21BlackcapSulhamstead Abbots1P Hickman
07:00
m. Near St Michael’s burial ground.  
04/06/21BlackcapLower Earley1D J Mills
08:00
male. heard opp Cutbush Ind.  
01/06/21BlackcapShurlock Row2R Alliss
10:14
m. At least.  
01/06/21BlackcapLower Earley1D J Mills
09:15
m. heard briefly.  
29/05/21BlackcapBattlemead Common, Cookham1D Fuller
19:43
ad male. feeding in open in Withy Wood Battlemead Common. SU905836.  
28/05/21BlackcapSulhamstead1P Hickman
12:50
m. In the back garden singing well for a short period.  
28/05/21BlackcapShurlock Row4R Alliss
10:19
m.  
27/05/21BlackcapHosehill Lake, Theale GPs14R Crawford
07:00
Singing.  
27/05/21BlackcapKennetmouth3R C Price
10:00
Singing.  
25/05/21BlackcapGreen Park1B D Clews
12:30
5 singing.  
23/05/21BlackcapLower Earley2D J Mills
11:00
male. NOTE of Badger Carcass on Lower Earley Way (W) Weds 19 May 09:10 am opposite Pearman's Copse - passenger in car - given time of year & remains of body minimal , just obvious black & white head = 2021 Cub ??. Only just found reference of Badger Set & proposed nearby Lidl devt .  
23/05/21BlackcapOdney Club, Cookham2B D Clews
10:30
singing.  
22/05/21BlackcapMay's Farm, Three Mile Cross1R Holder
15:03
m.  
20/05/21BlackcapUfton Nervet2P Hickman
07:55
m. At Poors Allotment.  
19/05/21BlackcapLower Earley1D J Mills
09:00
male. new loc.  
18/05/21BlackcapShurlock Row2R Alliss
18:32
m.  
18/05/21BlackcapLower Earley2D J Mills
08:20
male. heard opp McD & further round walk @ Cycle/footpath in Oaks.  
16/05/21BlackcapHosehill Lake, Theale GPs11R Crawford
07:30
Singing.  
14/05/21BlackcapMain Pit, Theale GPs1J Taylor
14:52
m.  
14/05/21BlackcapRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs2B Lyle
11:30
probably a lot more.  
14/05/21BlackcapBurghfield GPs118R Crawford
07:00
Singing.  
12/05/21BlackcapCaversham Heights, Reading4S Cullura
13:30
In scrubby woods fringing golf course, along paths from top of Upper Warren Avenue. Likely more around.  
11/05/21BlackcapBray GPs4S K Proddow
17:00
 
11/05/21BlackcapLower Earley2D J Mills
09:55
male. Cutbush Ind area.  
07/05/21BlackcapAldworth, The Bell1M J Amphlett
19:00
Male singing nr pub garden. SU556796.  
07/05/21BlackcapCharvil CP4D Tainton
16:49
 
29/04/21BlackcapOckwells Park, Cox Green6B D Clews
05:30
 
05/05/21BlackcapLower Earley2D J Mills
08:40
male. 1 heard& seen , 1 just heard.  
02/05/21BlackcapMoor Green Lakes8B Dickinson
15:00
Singing males - during the 1 mile a circuit of the West Side of the reserve. SU804622.  
02/05/21BlackcapBlack Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP15P J Crowley
06:00
minimum count around all the lakes except Lea Farm during Dawn Chorus walk.  
02/05/21BlackcapHosehill Lake, Theale GPs2R C Watts
11:00
m/f.  
01/05/21BlackcapLower Earley1D J Mills
15:40
male. Moving silently in bushes in garden whilst having social distanced birthday celebration.  
01/05/21BlackcapSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs12S Cullura
16:00
Probably more. Scrub resounding with singing males.  
30/04/21BlackcapMoor Green Lakes14S Primarolo
Plentiful and widespread.  
01/05/21BlackcapThatcham Marsh1P Anderson
09:10
 
30/04/21BlackcapMain Pit, Theale GPs4S Cullura
12:30
m. and f. in scrub on south side of lake. Singing in chorus with nightingale.  
30/04/21BlackcapCabbage Hill, Newell Green2M Green
13:00
m&f.  
27/04/21BlackcapMay's Farm, Three Mile Cross1S Lynch
14:00
m.  
27/04/21BlackcapHosehill Lake, Theale GPs16R Crawford
06:30
Singing.  
26/04/21BlackcapAston2A N Stow
17:00
m.  
26/04/21BlackcapThree Mile Cross8B Dickinson
18:34
Mainly males, 1 female also - in bushes during my walk through Orchard Rise and round to May's Farm. SU720681.  
26/04/21BlackcapWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
07:30
m. Feeding in blackthorn, have been very regular in the blossom this year.  
25/04/21BlackcapTwyford GPs1P D Hadfield
18:18
there were two male and female, mating.  
25/04/21BlackcapShurlock Row1R Alliss
10:51
 
25/04/21BlackcapNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
06:05
pair. Female in nearby trees while male singing in Sainsbury's car park trees. SU473669.  
24/04/21BlackcapMain Pit, Theale GPs1L Ellams
15:43
 
23/04/21BlackcapBracknell STW1P Mannion
11:00
m. The vocally aberrant blackcap is back at the NE corner of the sewage works.  
24/04/21BlackcapCrookham Common1P Anderson
09:00
 
24/04/21BlackcapBurghfield GPs154R Crawford
07:00
Singing.  
24/04/21BlackcapMain Pit, Theale GPs1R Holder
08:21
 
24/04/21BlackcapNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
06:40
male. Singing furiously from Sainsbury's car park trees. SU473669.  
22/04/21BlackcapLower Earley1D J Mills
10:00
male. 2nd day running having singing contest with garden's resident blackbird.  
21/04/21BlackcapCabbage Hill, Newell Green2M Green
14:00
M&f seen in same tree all week.  
21/04/21BlackcapNorth Ascot1S D Abbott
12:30
m. Singing in garden. SU905697.  
21/04/21BlackcapShurlock Row1R Alliss
10:16
m.  
20/04/21BlackcapFobney Meadow2R Holder
08:20
m+f.  
20/04/21BlackcapCookham Dean2B D Clews
12:15
, singing, Pigeon House Wood.  
20/04/21BlackcapRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs5P Brant
17:46
 
20/04/21BlackcapReading1C Jones
16:43
f. Bathing in garden birdbath.  
20/04/21BlackcapLower Earley2D J Mills
08:05
male. singing.  
20/04/21BlackcapFobney Meadow2R Holder
08:20
m+f.  
19/04/21BlackcapWhistley Green10R C Watts
16:30
M/F. Along the river bank. SU788747.  
19/04/21BlackcapSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs15S Wearing
08:00
 
19/04/21BlackcapWoose Hill2P Bright-Thomas
07:58
m + f. At least two birds feeding in Blackthorn again.  
18/04/21BlackcapWaltham St Lawrence1S K Proddow
10:43
Woods north of church.  
17/04/21BlackcapHolyport3S K Proddow
10:00
m. 1 long lane 2 scippetts lane.  
17/04/21BlackcapCabbage Hill, Newell Green1M Green
11:00
 
17/04/21BlackcapNorth Ascot1S D Abbott
14:30
m. Singing in tree above garden feeders. SU905697.  
17/04/21BlackcapLower Earley2D J Mills
09:15
male. 1 seen , both singing.  
17/04/21BlackcapNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
07:04
male. SU473668.  
16/04/21BlackcapHosehill Lake, Theale GPs11S Wearing
09:00
 
16/04/21BlackcapBurghfield Mill GP, Theale GPs10C Feltham
07:30
m. as you walked along the road by Burghfield and Moatlands GPs.  
16/04/21BlackcapWoose Hill2P Bright-Thomas
07:45
m. Feeding in blackthorn blossom.  
15/04/21BlackcapFobney Meadow3J J Kearns
15:10
m.  
14/04/21BlackcapLower Farm GP1B Lyle
09:25
f.  
14/04/21BlackcapAston1A N Stow
18:45
m.  
14/04/21BlackcapNorth Ascot1S D Abbott
18:00
m. Singing in garden.  
14/04/21BlackcapCharvil CP5K Sparks
09:53
singing males.  
14/04/21BlackcapLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP3C J Forsey
14:35
All singing males.  
14/04/21BlackcapStreatley7N J Bucknell
12:30
5 males, 2 fem. feeding in loose flock in bushes by STW.  
13/04/21BlackcapFobney Meadow1R C Price
10:50
Singing. Footpath 7.  
13/04/21BlackcapWoose Hill2P Bright-Thomas
08:10
m+f. Feeding amongst blackthorn blossom.  
12/04/21BlackcapThames Valley Business Park, Reading3K Sparks
11:58
singing, also 2 singing on north bank of Thames.  
12/04/21BlackcapWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
11:03
m. Feeding on blackthorn blossom, now snow has melted. Front of black crown greyish, probably caked in pollen.  
11/04/21BlackcapThames Valley Business Park, Reading3K Sparks
09:51
singing.  
11/04/21BlackcapLower Earley1D J Mills
09:00
male. full view, full song by Cr Resource Centre.  
10/04/21BlackcapHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1L Ellams
09:36
 
09/04/21BlackcapMoor Green Lakes10R Murfitt
10:45
Singing.  
09/04/21BlackcapBurghfield GPs110R Crawford
08:00
Singing.  
08/04/21BlackcapAldermaston GP6B Lyle
06:30
probably more.  
07/04/21BlackcapLower Farm GP1B Lyle
14:30
 
06/04/21BlackcapLower Caversham1R Sajdak
08:13
male. Feeding on my apple.  
05/04/21BlackcapCharvil Meadows1K Sparks
12:49
singing.  
03/04/21BlackcapNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh2G Stewart
18:30
Male and female seen.  
04/04/21BlackcapSulhamstead Abbots1P Hickman
16:45
male. Singing.  
04/04/21BlackcapHosehill Lake, Theale GPs2R Hanson
10:45
male.  
04/04/21BlackcapLower Earley1D J Mills
08:35
m. heard singing.  
04/04/21BlackcapNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
08:00
male. Feeding in flowering pear trees around Sainsbury's car park. SU472670.  
02/04/21BlackcapWoolhampton GPs6M J Mitchell
10:00
5m, 1f.  
02/04/21BlackcapNorth Ascot1S D Abbott
14:00
m. Singing in garden.  
01/04/21BlackcapPurley on Thames, Reading1M J Smith
13:18
male. Coming daily into garden to bathe in small pond.  
01/04/21BlackcapFarley Hill5P Bright-Thomas
11:00
 
31/03/21BlackcapRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs4A Taylor
11:00
All singing at various points round lake.  
31/03/21BlackcapLower Earley1D J Mills
10:00
male. sub song - heard not seen.  
30/03/21BlackcapFobney Island2R C Price
11:45
Singing.  
30/03/21BlackcapFobney Meadow3R C Price
12:00
2 singing . 1 non-singing male.  
31/03/21BlackcapCharvil CP2D Tainton
07:24
2 males.  
30/03/21BlackcapMoor Green Lakes5R J Godden
07:30
4m, 1f.  
30/03/21BlackcapThames Valley Business Park, Reading4M J Mitchell
08:00
3m, 1f. Two of the males singing.  
29/03/21BlackcapSheffield Bottom4C J Forsey
14:16
Singing males.  
29/03/21BlackcapMoor Green Lakes3R Murfitt
09:00
Singing.  
29/03/21BlackcapLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP6F J Cottington
07:15
Despite cold breeze, numerous more singing this morning.  
28/03/21BlackcapThames Valley Business Park, Reading2K Sparks
14:11
singing.  
28/03/21BlackcapBurghfield GPs31R Crawford
08:00
Singing.  
28/03/21BlackcapMortimer1K G White
10:15
male. SU666634.  
28/03/21BlackcapMortimer1K G White
09:39
male. Singing from perimeter trees. SU636653.  
27/03/21BlackcapBowdown Woods Nature Reserve1M J Taylor
m.  
27/03/21BlackcapSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs1R Hanson
11:41
m.  
27/03/21BlackcapEarley1E Charlson
11:05
m. On bird table. Scared off by a pair of Jays. SU760712.  
26/03/21BlackcapThames Valley Business Park, Reading1K Sparks
16:55
singing in the wetlands, as well as two Song Thrush singers.  
26/03/21BlackcapNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh1G Stewart
16:30
Male.  
26/03/21BlackcapMoatlands GP, Theale GPs4R Crawford
08:20
Singing.  
25/03/21BlackcapBlake's Lock, K&A Canal, Reading1R C Price
09:30
Singing.  
25/03/21BlackcapSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs9R Crawford
06:30
Singing.  
24/03/21BlackcapPurley on Thames, Reading1M J Smith
17:21
fem. feeding in Oak tree again this evening.  
24/03/21BlackcapStreatley2N J Bucknell
11:40
male. one singing near STW.  
24/03/21BlackcapNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R J Godden
08:00
Weak song heard along riverside path. Please only view from the public footpath.  
24/03/21BlackcapPurley on Thames, Reading1M J Smith
10:25
male. very busy in garden ivy hedgerow.  
22/03/21BlackcapSandford Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1F J Cottington
06:35
m. my first here this year, NW end.  
23/03/21BlackcapSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs8R Crawford
07:00
Singing males.  
23/03/21BlackcapPurley on Thames, Reading1M J Smith
16:34
fem. fresh arrival, feeding hungrily in Oak tree.  
23/03/21BlackcapBasildon Park1M J Dear
11:48
m.  
22/03/21BlackcapMain Pit, Theale GPs1R Crawford
09:50
m. Singing, canal side.  
21/03/21BlackcapWoodley2F J Cottington
16:15
The wintering males are singing now.  
21/03/21BlackcapLittle John's Farm, Reading1S A Graham
13:30
Cow lane: loudly in song.  
21/03/21BlackcapEmmer Green, Reading1M F Walford
08:53
fem. Still in the garden.  
21/03/21BlackcapSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs2R Crawford
07:00
Singing.