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
28/11/21Red KiteNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
07:35
Foraging over town centre. SU474669.  
22/11/21Red KiteSonning Meadows2R C Watts
15:20
Over.  
21/11/21Red KiteIslet Road maidenhead9D Fuller
16:14
ad. A flock of 9 Red Kite all close together quite low maybe being feed in my area. SU900833.  
20/11/21Red KiteMaidenhead town centre2K G White
12:20
foraging over gardens and the Marlow railway line. SU883812.  
17/11/21Red KiteSonning1L G Evans
18:07
 
08/11/21Red KiteSonning Meadows1R C Watts
11:25
SU759761.  
03/11/21Red KiteHindhay Farm, Pinkneys Green6B D Clews
11:30
On ground On fresh tillage.  
30/10/21Red KiteNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh3G Stewart
16:50
A pair seen giving an aerial display for about 10 mins over towards Thatcham Town centre.  
24/10/21Red KiteNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
08:33
Seem to be flying freely around BT without challenge. One clearly has a .22 sized hole in the newly moulted secondaries. SU474669.  
21/10/21Red KiteMarsh Meadow, Cookham17B D Clews
14:00
following and circling over tractor activity, per David Pinniger.  
26/09/21Red KiteNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
08:00
foraging over town centre. SU474669.  
22/09/21Red KiteNewbury town centre1K G White
07:07
Flying low over Northbrook St. SU473671.  
07/09/21Red KiteFobney Meadow3R C Price
16:00
 
04/09/21Red KiteCompton6D Reynolds
15:40
 
01/09/21Red KiteCompton2R C Watts
11:55
 
29/08/21Red KiteStreatley15N J Bucknell
15:20
"kettling" together over field at Streatley Farm where straw was being baled.  
12/08/21Red KiteOdney Club, Cookham4B D Clews
10:00
circling.  
11/08/21Red KiteNew workings, Moor Green Lakes2R F Milligan
10:54
West end of the diggings. Please only view from the public footpath.  
04/08/21Red KiteNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R F Milligan
11:26
Western end of the diggings. Please only view from the public footpath.  
02/08/21Red KiteWidbrook Common4B D Clews
11:30
 
20/07/21Red KiteNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
08:15
Seen foraging over gardens nearby but none coming over BT. SU473668.  
18/07/21Red KiteCippenham, Slough6K Jones
11:00
Following the grass cutter in the hay meadow between Eton Wick and Jubilee river. SU947789.  
13/07/21Red KiteNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
07:30
Foraging around nearby gardens but not going nearer that 200 metres to BT - an invisible line marks the no-go zone. SU473669.  
11/07/21Red KiteNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
08:17
foraging around nearby gardens but rarely enter the 100m no fly zone around BT. Bar 2 briefly, a notable absence of Lesser Black Backs this morning. SU474669.  
10/07/21Red KiteOckwells Park, Cox Green3B D Clews
12:11
Ad and 2 juvs near nest site.  
27/06/21Red KiteReading12S A Graham
16:00
Lundy lane: I presume they were taking food from a garden in the vicinity, never seen so many locally before though. SU691733.  
27/06/21Red KiteNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
06:30
foraging around town centre. SU472670.  
26/06/21Red KiteFarley Hill5K G White
06:25
2 ad 3 juvs. 3 newly fledged juvs in stag-headed oak with 2 adults foraging over maize crops nearby. SU745635.  
26/06/21Red KiteNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
11:07
Just chased off by B69 after foraging too near BT. SU473669.  
23/06/21Red KiteNorfolk Rd Maidenhead4K G White
06:30
2 ad 2 juvs. 2 newly fledged juveniles floating around churchyard and adjacent gardens. They looked very weak on the wing. SU885816.  
12/05/21Red KiteOckwells Park, Cox Green1B D Clews
05:00
 
23/06/21Red KiteOckwells Park, Cox Green1B D Clews
07:19
 
20/06/21Red KiteLower Earley1D J Mills
08:30
being escorted by passing B-H gull back to its favourite perch.  
16/06/21Red KiteThurle Down3B Lyle
11:00
 
15/06/21Red KiteLower Earley10D J Mills
12:58
All together over nearby gardens & coming down for possible left out food - when seen over our garden at least a couple appeared to have something in their talons - soon after that they lost interest (all empty talons) & dispursed - zero calls throughout.  
12/06/21Red KiteTilehurst50G Sumner
18:40
At least this number in view across the area .  
08/06/21Red KiteReading5S A Graham
18:30
Lundy lane: spectacular rooftop dogfight presumably over some tasty morsel one bird had picked-up. SU690733.  
06/06/21Red KiteFurze Platt5K G White
16:38
foraging around back gardens. SU880824.  
31/05/21Red KiteTilehurst40G Sumner
18:11
At least this number over Chapel Hill area .  
30/05/21Red KitePinkneys Green, Maidenhead1G R Farrell
20:26
On my back garden bird bath.  
30/05/21Red KiteMaidenhead15S D Abbott
13:10
Over Prince Andrew Road - trying to take pigeons off the lawn - one crow mobbing.  
29/05/21Red KiteStreatley Warren15N J Bucknell
16:50
circling over field being cut for ahy.  
25/05/21Red KiteTilehurst36G Sumner
17:40
In view over Tilehurst , beating my previous record by 2 !  
22/05/21Red KiteMay's Farm, Three Mile Cross2R Holder
14:48
 
19/05/21Red KiteGoring9R C Watts
10:45
SU562814.  
19/05/21Red KiteKennetmouth6R C Price
12:30
 
14/05/21Red KiteTilehurst31G Sumner
18:26
In view from garden. SU660746.  
08/05/21Red KiteCookham Dean2B D Clews
12:04
attending nest in Pigeonhouse Wood.  
07/05/21Red KiteAldworth, The Bell1M J Amphlett
19:00
Overflew garden. SU556796.  
05/05/21Red KiteLower Earley8D J Mills
13:00
Whilst concentrating on attacking tree stumps with sledgehammer in the garden 8 Red Kites appeared out of nowhere circling very close & coming below roof level , 2 attacking another 2 but all but 1 disappeared as quickly as they had appeared. Remining individual must be resident male as he went straight to his favourite branched a called for a short time. As far as I am aware nobody feeds them locally & I am sure none of them were carrying food . Bin day locally but they were cleared several hours before . .  
30/04/21Red KiteCabbage Hill, Newell Green4M Green
13:00
 
27/04/21Red KiteHolybrook Linear Park, Calcot1C Feltham
07:05
in a tree, waiting to come down onto a calf carcass. SU664712.  
19/04/21Red KitePinkneys Green, Maidenhead12G R Farrell
14:47
At least 12 above Edith Road in Maidenhead , swooping in to a garden.  
14/04/21Red KiteAston2A N Stow
18:45
 
04/04/21Red KiteSulhamstead1B Lyle
14:00
Dead on A4 by Milehouse Farm, road kill.  
02/04/21Red KiteLittle John's Farm, Reading18S A Graham
14:00
Cow lane: Kettle of approx. 17 with 18th sitting it out in tree.  
29/03/21Red KiteEarley19S Lynch
16:45
Someone feeding nearby. SU736708.  
28/03/21Red KiteMortimer2K G White
09:39
Foraging. SU636653.  
27/03/21Red KiteNorth Ascot2S D Abbott
14:05
One of a pair tried to take a feral pigeon that was feeding on the lawn! Never seen this behaviour before.  
24/03/21Red KiteSulham Wood, Sulham15A Taylor
16:20
Following the plough in large open field between northern edge of Sulham Wood and Purley. Also, 1 brown hare crossing field into untilled patch.  
22/03/21Red KiteSwinley Park1J Crouch
15:30
 
21/03/21Red KiteNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
07:38
Circling high over BT. Did not provoke response from B69 or Mrs M. SU473668.  
21/03/21Red KiteNewbury BT Exchange3K G White
06:42
Foraging over town centre gardens. SU473668.  
20/03/21Red KiteWokingham5R C Watts
10:20
No L.O. SU807673.  
19/03/21Red KiteTinkers Copse, Bracknell1M Green
11:00
 
17/03/21Red KiteLarks Hill1M Green
15:00
 
16/03/21Red KiteThames Meadows, Purley17M J Smith
14:30
Plus 2 buzzard - probably 2 of the 4 seen earlier, following plough tractor in Lapwing field.  
11/03/21Red KiteEmmer Green Pond4C Garrett
15:50
always flying in area. SU718766.  
14/03/21Red KiteNewbury BT Exchange3K G White
07:05
A lot of territorial chasing over the town centre rooftops keeping clear of BT. SU473669.  
07/03/21Red KiteFinchampstead3G Randall
17:48
Flying over Cresswells Garage.  
07/03/21Red KiteJocks Copse1M Green
13:00
 
07/03/21Red KiteEarley1E Charlson
11:05
In usual tree at end of garden, eating pizza, with a pair of Magpies in close attendance. SU760712.  
06/03/21Red KiteRalph's Ride, Bracknell1J E Warren
23:44
SU880688.  
06/03/21Red KiteStreatley20N J Bucknell
from Rectory Road to Streatley Warren.  
05/03/21Red KiteCabbage Hill, Newell Green2M Green
12:00
 
27/02/21Red KiteBuckler's Forest1J E Warren
23:02
SU848655.  
24/02/21Red KiteCabbage Hill, Newell Green3M Green
13:00
 
23/02/21Red KiteTinkers Copse, Bracknell1M Green
11:45
 
23/02/21Red KiteShurlock Row2R Alliss
17:38
 
20/02/21Red KiteBattlemead Common, Cookham5B D Clews
14:00
 
20/02/21Red KiteNewbury Racecourse20D Edwards
11:20
In two groups, one group of 9 on golf driving range, other group of 11 on ground at west end of area inside race track. Did not stay long, all took to area and drifted off on wind to west over town.  
13/02/21Red KiteWindsor Great Park5M Green
13:00
 
13/02/21Red KiteBracknell1S Robertson
10:30
On tree in back garden for about 30 minutes.  
11/02/21Red KiteLower Caversham1R Sajdak
16:17
Strange behaviour from the kite l put apples on my lawn for the blackbirds and my blackcaps and kite came down and took one now it is perched on my neighbours tree eating it vegan bird l think.  
10/02/21Red KiteCabbage Hill, Newell Green1M Green
11:30
 
08/02/21Red KiteCaversham3R C Watts
15:10
All in the same area seen on daily exercise. SU721755.  
06/02/21Red KiteTilehurst29G Sumner
14:25
Circling and dropping down to feed . SU663745.  
04/02/21Red KiteNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
13:26
Flew over BT Exchange building unchallenged. SU470670.  
01/02/21Red KiteHurst15P O'Neill
12:30
In trees and over fields Line Road.  
25/01/21Red KiteWoodley25L Garner-Langham
15:15
Seen from Waitrose car park.  
23/01/21Red KiteQuarry Wood6B D Clews
11:47
 
19/01/21Red KiteTilehurst28R Crawford
07:55
Early morning kettle of kites at junction of Honey End Lane/Meadway, counted whist sat at traffic lights, presumably someone's supplying breakfast!  
17/01/21Red KiteSpeen, Newbury15G Thornton
15:04
Looking down Chaucer Crescent towards Newbury Town Centre at about 14.00 up to 15 circling and occasionally swooping down.  
05/01/21Red KiteMaidenhead7B Reeve
14:27
North town moor.  
09/01/21Red KiteUpper Bucklebury4D Reynolds
15:16
 
09/01/21Red KiteFobney Meadow1R Holder
13:10
 
08/01/21Red KiteUpper Bucklebury2B Lyle
13:09
The regular bird has been joined by another for the last 2 weeks and are sitting on a branch very close to each other and near an old crows nest. A bit early for nesting but here's hoping.  
05/01/21Red KiteMaidenhead7B Reeve
14:27
North town moor.  
01/01/21Red KiteSouth Lake, South Hill Park, Bracknell1J E Warren
SU870666.