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
28/11/21RavenAshley Hill1B Crathorne
11:00
 
24/11/21RavenBattlemead Common, Cookham1D Fuller
13:50
ad. Flew across from Clivenden woods over the common and further west. SU906838.  
23/11/21RavenEnglefield1R Crawford
17:34
 
23/11/21RavenWoose Hill2P Bright-Thomas
07:45
>N, to the East (towards Barkham Road).  
22/11/21RavenCombe Gibbet5K G White
14:59
Soaring on the updrafts. SU369620.  
21/11/21RavenWokingham2R C Price
10:00
Clifton Road. Drifting NW kronking occasionally.  
21/11/21RavenStreatley1N J Bucknell
11:15
flying over from East, calling over Streatley Farm.  
19/11/21RavenSonning Farm1E Napper
14:29
Flying from field.  
15/11/21RavenLower Caversham1R Sajdak
12:11
Chased by 2crows making lots of noise plus green woodpecker great spotted woodpecker and male blackcap in my garden l would like to add that 2 years ago l had pair of sparrows in my garden so l made few nest boxes and started feeding them on regular basis this morning l counted 43 of them.  
14/11/21RavenNorth Ascot1S D Abbott
13:20
Cronking and flying north east as per last garden sighting - seem to be resident locally. SU904698.  
14/11/21RavenCombe Gibbet4S A Graham
09:30
Min. in amongst Red Kite and Jackdaws over N. slope so might have been a dead sheep carcass present.  
13/11/21RavenMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
07:24
Flying north over lake calling.  
08/11/21RavenSonning Meadows1R C Watts
11:25
SU759761.  
06/11/21RavenFobney Meadow1R C Price
07:10
Probable
On top of pylon 5 then flew south.  
07/11/21RavenMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
08:30
Over lake south calling and back north later.  
07/11/21RavenSonning Meadows2P O'Neill
11:30
Over Sonning Meadows.  
03/11/21RavenHindhay Farm, Pinkneys Green2B D Clews
11:30
Soaring high and calling.  
02/11/21RavenBattlemead Common, Cookham1B D Clews
11:00
In the area for about 1 hour, calling regularly and seen circling Distant Wellingtonia.  
30/10/21RavenLea Farm Lake1J E Warren
SU781733.  
30/10/21RavenTilehurst1J Lerpiniere
15:03
SU6674.  
29/10/21RavenLea Farm Lake1F J Cottington
09:15
East of landfill, drifting South.  
25/10/21RavenWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
10:31
Recorded, four brief calls.  
25/10/21RavenFleethill Farm3J D Savage
15:25
Pair over heading south at 15:25. Previously a single over heading south at 14:11. Private site, view only from footpath.  
23/10/21RavenWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
08:56
Recorded, clear calls.  
23/10/21RavenSulhamstead1P Hickman
10:40
Croncking distantly.  
23/10/21RavenSulhamstead1P Hickman
10:40
Croncking distantly.  
22/10/21RavenLea Farm Lake1B Crathorne
10:30
Over calling.  
21/10/21RavenMay's Farm, Three Mile Cross1S Lynch
14:30
 
19/10/21RavenFleethill Farm2J C Morgan
10:30
seen with RD. Private site, view only from footpath.  
17/10/21RavenSeven Barrows1J Lerpiniere
09:53
Over.  
15/10/21RavenRemenham Hill2A B Tomczynski
13:00
 
14/10/21RavenWoose Hill2E Napper
10:30
Heading NW calling.  
11/10/21RavenSulhamstead1P Hickman
09:25
On top of pylon south of Shortheath Lane then flew south.  
10/10/21RavenWokingham2J D Savage
11:50
Pair flew SW over Tescos car park, one calling briefly. SU809677.  
09/10/21RavenLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP2F J Cottington
14:00
Well North.  
08/10/21RavenWargrave1M J Hubbard
16:43
Over Cronking headed due West. SU777779.  
08/10/21RavenReading1R Righelato
15:34
Flew low over my garden calling this morning.  
05/10/21RavenSulhamstead1P Hickman
11:35
Flew south from Shortheath Lane.  
26/09/21RavenNorth Ascot1S D Abbott
14:20
Flying east at about 100ft and cronking - nice to see from the garden. SU904698.  
25/09/21RavenSouth Lake, Woodley1D Tainton
16:46
Flew over Kronking School Drive. SU760721.  
22/09/21RavenFobney Meadow2A V Lawson
09:00
 
23/09/21RavenWalbury Hill24A Bolton
14:25
Using the strong updraught to show off to each other - spectacular! Buzzards, Kites, Kestrel and Meadow Pipits also present. SU370615.  
22/09/21RavenGreenham Common1M Norman
10:00
Flying along N edge of the common. SU503647.  
20/09/21RavenBurnt Hill2R C Price
13:30
Flying south over the M4.  
20/09/21RavenHolyport2S K Proddow
10:00
Over allotments.  
20/09/21RavenThatcham town centre1K G White
11:52
flying east high over the market Square cronking all the while. SU517673.  
20/09/21RavenFobney Meadow1A Absolom
09:34
 
20/09/21RavenSulhamstead1P Hickman
09:28
Flew over heading west.  
20/09/21RavenNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R J Godden
07:30
Please only view from the public footpath.  
18/09/21RavenMay's Farm, Three Mile Cross1S Lynch
18:30
SU724677.  
16/09/21RavenGreenham Common1R C Watts
12:30
 
15/09/21RavenRoden Downs2N J Bucknell
16:20
flew in from East over Lowbury Hill, Also Peregrine at Blewbury Down, Oxon.  
15/09/21RavenCompton Downs1N J Bucknell
15:05
by track to Churn.  
15/09/21RavenSulhamstead2P Hickman
09:45
Pair on pylon south of Shortheath Lane. One bird displaying submissive posture.  
15/09/21RavenWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
08:04
Low SW calling.  
13/09/21RavenAshley Hill Forest2R J Godden
13:00
Two heard overhead.  
13/09/21RavenWoose Hill1E Napper
14:13
Seen and heard heading West.  
12/09/21RavenWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
12:45
Heard passing to N (not seen).  
12/09/21RavenWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
12:45
Heard to N.  
11/09/21RavenMay's Farm, Three Mile Cross1S Lynch
17:00
Over low cronking.  
11/09/21RavenCrookham Common2R Keel
14:33
SU514644.  
10/09/21RavenUpper Bucklebury2B Lyle
16:43
heading S W.  
10/09/21RavenSulhamstead3P Hickman
12:20
Two close together on highest point of pylon just south of Shortheath Lane. Mutual grooming. Flew south when a third bird came over.  
08/09/21RavenWaltham Place2B D Clews
12:00
calling.  
07/09/21RavenWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
18:42
One, probably two, Raven circling N of Emm Brook and calling.  
07/09/21RavenWoose Hill1E Napper
12:00
Heard cronking flying over.  
02/09/21RavenWoodley1B N Pavey
11:55
Alerted by cronking, looked up to see a single bird circling directly overhead allowing excellent view of the diagnostic tail shape. Departed west towards Woodford Park, still cronking. SU767737.  
01/09/21RavenCompton1R C Watts
11:55
 
30/08/21RavenWigmoreash Pond, Inkpen Hill6S A Graham
09:00
Min.  
29/08/21RavenWigmoreash Pond, Inkpen Hill5S A Graham
08:30
Approx.  
29/08/21RavenWest Woodhay Down5S A Graham
08:30
Min.  
28/08/21RavenCow Down, West Ilsley1A B Tomczynski
13:00
 
28/08/21RavenWalbury Hill10D Reynolds
11:50
 
26/08/21RavenWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
07:43
Low SW, seen and recorded. Being heard several times per week at present, usually about this time.  
24/08/21RavenEmmbrook1P O'Neill
18:45
Cronking. Heading SW over Eamer Crescent.  
23/08/21RavenWoose Hill1P O'Neill
17:45
Heading W over Blagrove Lane.  
23/08/21RavenCrookham Common1R Keel
13:00
Feeding on rabbit carcass. SU504645.  
22/08/21RavenWigmoreash Pond, Inkpen Hill9S A Graham
08:45
 
22/08/21RavenWoose Hill1E Napper
07:37
Heard and then seen heading NE towards Dinton Pastures.  
22/08/21RavenSulhamstead1P Hickman
07:33
On the pylon just south of Shortheath Lane.  
10/08/21RavenFobney Meadow4A V Lawson
10:00
 
18/08/21RavenCleeve Hill, Lambourn Woodlands5J Lerpiniere
11:42
Circling together.  
19/08/21RavenWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
08:23
Heard only, low close croaking coming from east.  
16/08/21RavenWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
06:15
Sound recorded, as seen by Eddie Napper: https://soundcloud.com/user-687297346-876251406/20210816_raven0001b_closehighshortcallsasseenbyeddienapper.  
16/08/21RavenWaltham Place2B D Clews
13:30
In Giant Sequoia, calling persistently.  
16/08/21RavenPark Farm, Cookham Dean1B Crathorne
14:30
 
16/08/21RavenWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
18:45
SW over house.  
16/08/21RavenWoose Hill2E Napper
06:15
Seen and heard cronking heading East.  
15/08/21RavenSonning Meadows2A B Tomczynski
15:00
Flying around calling a lot and then sat on fence posts.  
14/08/21RavenStichens Green1J Lerpiniere
13:39
SU5979.  
15/08/21RavenRushall Farm, Bradfield1J Lerpiniere
13:39
SU580927.  
14/08/21RavenCrookham Pools, Crookham Common2A B Merrick
07:00
Over.  
11/08/21RavenFleethill Farm2R F Milligan
11:50
Flying w to e. Private site, view only from footpath.  
10/08/21RavenThames Meadows, Purley1M J Smith
11:30
Cronking from the ground?, couldn’t see it flying around, from field between Purley allotments and the River Thames.  
10/08/21RavenFleethill Farm2J C Morgan
11:00
Seen with RD. Private site, view only from footpath.  
10/08/21RavenWoose Hill2E Napper
09:13
Calling as they flew over my garden heading West.  
07/08/21RavenUpper Bucklebury7N Cleere
07:00
southwest in groups of 1 or 2 within 1 minute of each other.  
05/08/21RavenChaddleworth1B Lyle
11:00
west berks golf course.  
31/07/21RavenCaversham2R C Watts
15:30
Calling on roof of Waitrose seen from car park.  
31/07/21RavenSulhamstead1P Hickman
14:50
On pylon north of Shortheath Lane.  
27/07/21RavenLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1R C Watts
11:30
Over.  
26/07/21RavenBinfield4D Mackenzie
09:15
Flying over Temple Way cronking heading south west. SU853702.  
18/07/21RavenWatts Bank1J Lerpiniere
19:06
 
17/07/21RavenEmmer Green, Reading4H R Netley
11:49
Over garden.  
11/07/21RavenAshley Hill1B Crathorne
13:00
 
08/07/21RavenLea Farm Lake2F J Cottington
14:50
Over car park field and roughly parallel with Emm brook low WNW calling.  
06/07/21RavenCaversham2R C Watts
11:25
Birds seen from Waitrose/car park on the roof calling dropped down to path picked something up and flew towards the river.  
01/07/21RavenSwinley Forest1M J Hubbard
09:50
From Yesterday evening 30/06....Over cronking.  
26/06/21RavenWoose Hill1E Napper
08:57
Flying high W, cronking as I'm hanging out my washing.  
23/06/21RavenLambourn Woodlands1J Lerpiniere
11:50
SU327773.  
21/06/21RavenCookham Rise, Maidenhead1B D Clews
15:15
Overhead, probably from nearby nesting site.  
20/06/21RavenWargrave1M J Hubbard
10:39
Flew over garden cronking loudly heading due west.  
15/06/21RavenFobney Meadow1L Ellams
14:38
 
11/06/21RavenOckwells Park, Cox Green1B D Clews
10:30
flying over rookery, to much consternation!  
11/06/21RavenEmmer Green, Reading1M F Walford
14:35
2. Over the garden calling. First of the year.  
08/06/21RavenChapel Green1R J Godden
11:00
Overhead and perched on a pylon near railway.  
05/06/21RavenSwinley Forest2J E Warren
by boundary with Rapley Farm. SU891650.  
02/06/21RavenBucklebury2D Sussex
13:30
pair in woods by Briff Lane.  
30/05/21RavenPark Farm, Cookham Dean1B Crathorne
08:00
 
26/05/21RavenLambourn Woodlands3J Lerpiniere
15:02
SU3376.  
25/05/21RavenBoulters Lock, R. Thames, Maidenhead1R C Watts
12:30
Over Calling.  
24/05/21RavenWinter Hill, Cookham Dean1B Crathorne
12:30
 
19/05/21RavenGoring1R C Watts
10:45
Nice walk along the Ridgeway all birds seen.  
19/05/21RavenRushall Farm, Bradfield1J Lerpiniere
15:54
Croaking. SU585733.  
18/05/21RavenCock Marsh1J Rose
10:30
Flying over Cockmarsh and then towards Winter Hill.  
10/05/21RavenWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
09:28
Heard over garden.  
07/05/21RavenCharvil CP1D Tainton
16:49
Flew over Loddon Nature Reserve lake Kronking.  
07/05/21RavenWigmore Lane GP, Theale GPs1J Lerpiniere
14:13
SU634700.  
06/05/21RavenEnglefield1R Crawford
08:30
 
03/05/21RavenBowdown Woods Nature Reserve1B D Clews
09:15
heard.  
03/05/21RavenCrookham Pools, Crookham Common1R Gilham
12:00
Over south.  
02/05/21RavenMain Pit, Theale GPs1K E Moore
14:30
Saw at least one cranking overhead.  
02/05/21RavenLambourn Woodlands2J Lerpiniere
13:47
Mobile and noisy, suspect a family. SU3276.  
01/05/21RavenSouthridge Farm, Stichens Green1P Bright-Thomas
07:00
Over calling.  
27/04/21RavenHolybrook Linear Park, Calcot1C Feltham
07:05
on calf carcass. SU664712.  
26/04/21RavenRemenham1A N Stow
17:30
 
26/04/21RavenTheale Lakes Business Park2M Terry
13:05
Over south, mobbed by crows.  
24/04/21RavenLower Culham Farm, Medmenham1B Crathorne
14:30
Flying over calling.  
20/04/21RavenRushall Farm, Bradfield1J Lerpiniere
09:40
 
18/04/21RavenRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs1P Brant
14:15
 
18/04/21RavenSeven Barrows2J Lerpiniere
16:13
 
17/04/21RavenBowsey Hill Wood1B Crathorne
10:30
Calling.  
16/04/21RavenNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R J Godden
11:00
Please only view from the public footpath.  
15/04/21RavenMoor Green Lakes1R J Godden
09:30
One flew over CLN.  
14/04/21RavenPark Farm, Cookham Dean2B Crathorne
10:00
Calling from Park Wood.  
11/04/21RavenBucklebury1T Jennings
10:30
SU535711.  
11/04/21RavenSulhamstead1P Hickman
11:50
Flew to pylon south of Shortheath Lane. Very vocal.  
11/04/21RavenLambourn Woodlands1J Lerpiniere
13:05
SU3277.  
11/04/21RavenTilehurst1R Collins
12:15
High to SW of garden.  
10/04/21RavenField Farm GP, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
10:00
Displaying overhead.  
10/04/21RavenFinchampstead1R Murfitt
09:00
In fields north of Queens Oak.  
09/04/21RavenCrookham Common1R Keel
17:00
Over S.  
09/04/21RavenFinchampstead4R Murfitt
12:00
Circling over our garden calling.  
07/04/21RavenLower Culham Farm, Medmenham4J Rose
10:00
2 in Bucks flew over the meadows crossed the river and joined two on the Berks side.  
04/04/21RavenAshley Hill1B Crathorne
15:00
 
04/04/21RavenNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R J Godden
13:00
Over STW. Please only view from the public footpath.  
01/04/21RavenLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1R C Watts
15:30
Over calling.  
28/03/21RavenFarley Hill1P Bright-Thomas
13:00
Displaying over hill.  
27/03/21RavenNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R Murfitt
09:00
Flew south at west end. Please only view from the public footpath.  
25/03/21RavenCrookham Common1R Keel
16:30
Over west.  
25/03/21RavenHurley1B Crathorne
11:00
 
23/03/21RavenWinter Hill, Cookham Dean1B Crathorne
16:00
 
21/03/21RavenLower Earley1M Terry
10:05
Flying S>N parallel to Lower Earley Way. Garden tick, garden mega!  
20/03/21RavenWalbury Hill2N J Bucknell
16:20
to east of the hill.  
20/03/21RavenWokingham1R C Watts
10:20
SU807673.  
19/03/21RavenWigmore Lane GP, Theale GPs2J Lerpiniere
13:38
Two over heading SSW one croaking, same thing happened on my last visit there.  
14/03/21RavenFarley Hill1P Bright-Thomas
13:00
One calling from tree at top of hill.  
12/03/21RavenAshmore Green1C Stewart
12:40
Perched in apple tree in back garden for 10 mins. An amazing sight when so close up. Maybe the same bird heard cronking over the fields several mornings this week .  
08/03/21RavenAshley Hill1B Crathorne
14:30
 
08/03/21RavenNorth Ascot2S D Abbott
11:00
Pair over Mill Ride Golf Course.  
06/03/21RavenBoyn Hill, Maidenhead1B Crathorne
16:00
Over the garden, calling.  
05/03/21RavenWigmore Lane GP, Theale GPs1J Lerpiniere
12:58
Over carrying food.  
04/03/21RavenCaversham1R C Watts
13:45
Caversham Court .  
03/03/21RavenJubilee River1B Crathorne
11:30
 
03/03/21RavenNorth Ascot1S D Abbott
13:30
Seen north of Sandy Lane with plenty of cronking from this individual being mobbed by three crows. Maybe one of the pair spotted recently on Mill Ride Golf Course.  
02/03/21RavenPark Farm, Cookham Dean1B Crathorne
15:30
 
02/03/21RavenHigh Wood, Earley1D Tainton
15:33
Crinkling away mobbed by a Carrion Crow. Most of its tail was missing.  
01/03/21RavenChapel Green1P Bright-Thomas
13:30
Flying towards Gray's Farm 800m to south (heard first).  
09/01/21RavenBrock Hill, Winkfield Row1S D Abbott
14:00
Probable
Only one brief cronk but did not expect to see this species this far east. However recent confirmation of a pair on Mill Ride Golf Course makes me think this may have been one of the pair.  
28/02/21RavenMill Ride Golf Course2T Rogers
16:30
pair. Pair at visible nest in tall Scots Pine. SU912707.  
28/02/21RavenGorrick Plantation1R Dawson
11:15
Calling from the top of a pine in the NW corner.  
27/02/21RavenWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
11:00
Heard then seen E over Emm Brook.  
27/02/21RavenSulhamstead1P Hickman
11:15
Flew over towards Shortheath Lane. Croncking.  
25/02/21RavenSulhamstead Abbots1P Hickman
15:35
Confrontation with a Buzzard near Whites Hill.  
25/02/21RavenWhiteknights Lake, Reading3T Sweetland
07:11
Flew SE.  
24/02/21RavenAshley Hill1B Crathorne
11:00
 
23/02/21RavenTilehurst2J Lerpiniere
10:06
Pair flying about, one croaking. SU6675.  
23/02/21RavenPadworth Lane GP1K E Moore
15:00
Flying over NE to SW,cronking as it Went over.  
23/02/21RavenEnglefield2P Hickman
15:05
 
22/02/21RavenReading1R C Price
12:20
Flying south over Sidmouth Street and then over RBH Addington Road and continued south.  
21/02/21RavenPurley on Thames, Reading1A Taylor
12:00
Cronking over R. Thames just west of Mapledurham Lock.  
20/02/21RavenPurley on Thames, Reading2M J Smith
10:16
Pair flying high over garden travelling West to East towards Reading and tumbling together.  
20/02/21RavenLower Caversham2R Sajdak
06:59
Flying over my garden cronking.  
19/02/21RavenArborfield2P Bright-Thomas
10:45
Circling over Arborfield Cross.  
18/02/21RavenFobney Meadow1R C Price
14:30
Flying over marsh from east and then in direction of Fobney Island.  
16/02/21RavenWellington College1D Sussex
13:00
 
12/02/21RavenWalbury Hill2M J Taylor
Pair displaying over woods on south side.  
11/02/21RavenBishops Gate, Windsor Great Park1C Lamsdell
15:57
by Temple Bungalow.  
08/02/21RavenCaversham1R C Watts
15:10
SU721755.  
04/02/21RavenMill Ride Golf Course1T Rogers
16:00
Seen and heard in tall Scots pines. Seen in same location week or so earlier - possible nest site? SU911706.