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DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
29/12/21Black-headed GullHolyport500S K Proddow
15:00
Off gays lane.  
27/12/21Black-headed GullLower Farm GP1N Cleere
19:17
white ring 78S2 seen on 9th December. Does anyone know if this is a Lea Farm or Hosehill bird?  
26/12/21Black-headed GullEmmer Green Pond13R Dryden
15:59
 
25/12/21Black-headed GullFobney Meadow5R C Price
09:30
On marsh.  
22/12/21Black-headed GullFobney Meadow12R C Price
14:25
On marsh.  
05/12/21Black-headed GullGrove Lake, Moor Green Lakes1P Bright-Thomas
16:15
ad. Partial leucistic with large white patches in mantle and scapulars.  
04/12/21Black-headed GullThe Wharf, Newbury35K G White
08:35
ad & imms. perched on Camp Hobson's rooftop, included the Norwegian colour-ringed "Green J0L1" (from an Oslo suburb) now here for its 3rd consecutive winter. Also present 3 adult Lesser Black backs. SU471673.  
03/12/21Black-headed GullFobney Meadow30R C Price
15:00
On marsh.  
29/11/21Black-headed GullHurst300P O'Neill
12:30
Minimum count in field, Lines Road.  
19/11/21Black-headed GullThames Meadows, Purley2M J Smith
16:43
Colour ringed birds at Mapledurham lock today; 25C2 and 23S1 - black lettering on white bands.  
18/11/21Black-headed GullLower Farm GP1N Cleere
10:00
ad. colour ringed white TLUE back again. First seen here in November 2013 and seen regularly since then.  
15/11/21Black-headed GullColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1000J M Clark
16:30
approx in roost.  
12/11/21Black-headed GullDatchet1K P Duncan
Fitted with a Metal Ring No.ST331.484 Ringed as a nestling on 18th June 2020 at Seinäjoki, South Ostrobothnia, FINLAND by MKorpi. 512 days since ringing. 1867km/WSW from ringing site. Previous sighting on 11/11/2020 and 13/02/2021 also on the Thames at Datchet.  
13/02/21Black-headed GullDatchet1K P Duncan
Fitted with a Metal Ring No.ST331.484 Ringed as a nestling on 18th June 2020 at Seinäjoki, South Ostrobothnia, FINLAND by MKorpi. 240 days since ringing. 1867km/WSW from ringing site. Previous sighting on 11/11/2020 also on the Thames at Datchet.  
10/11/21Black-headed GullLower Farm GP2500G Stewart
16:15
2500?3000 could have been more.  
03/11/21Black-headed GullHindhay Farm, Pinkneys Green150B D Clews
11:30
On fresh tillage.  
02/11/21Black-headed GullWoose Hill15P Bright-Thomas
08:10
>S, first cold morning.  
13/10/21Black-headed GullHosehill Lake, Theale GPs500K E Moore
16:00
Wash and brush up before joining the same number again on Main Pit.In amongst the birds on Hosehill,Colour ringed (Black writing on yellow plastic) TJXM was on present.  
11/10/21Black-headed GullCannon Court Farm, Cookham500B D Clews
09:15
on fresh plough.  
11/10/21Black-headed GullHindhay Farm, Pinkneys Green1000B D Clews
10:15
on fresh plough.  
08/10/21Black-headed GullFobney Meadow6R C Price
17:00
On marsh.  
06/10/21Black-headed GullHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1K P Duncan
 COLOUR RINGED: YELLOW Ring with Black code TJXM Metal Ring No.FS 37867 Ringed aged as at least two years on 6th June 2020 at Lake Somińskie, Pomorskie, POLAND by MSowa. 1289km/W from ringing site. 487 days since ringing. Previous sighting on 14/09/2020 and 01/10/2020 also at Hosehill Lake LNR.  .  
04/10/21Black-headed GullFobney Meadow5R C Price
13:40
On marsh .  
07/09/21Black-headed GullFobney Meadow8R C Price
17:20
On marsh. Also 2 juv. And 1 ad. Moorhen.  
01/09/21Black-headed GullFobney Meadow30R C Price
18:30
On marsh. Also 3 juv. Moorhen, and 1 brown duck briefly.  
27/08/21Black-headed GullNewbury BT Exchange25K G White
06:15
Foraging around town centre & wharf. SU474669.  
22/08/21Black-headed GullEast Fen, Moor Green Lakes350J M Clark
20:30
at roost. Please only view from the public bridleway.  
07/08/21Black-headed GullEast Fen, Moor Green Lakes150J M Clark
20:00
at roost; more arrived later. Please only view from the public bridleway.  
29/07/21Black-headed GullFobney Meadow50R C Price
16:30
On marsh.  
25/07/21Black-headed GullNewbury BT Exchange14K G White
07:41
Flying east past BT. SU474670.  
18/07/21Black-headed GullHosehill Lake, Theale GPs2A B Merrick
12:00
Not actually counted but rings on 2 noted: adult (28P2), juv (20X7) seen together on tern raft.  
11/07/21Black-headed GullNewbury town centre9K G White
06:55
Just lifted off the Wharf and heading south. SU475668.  
27/06/21Black-headed GullLittle John's Farm, Reading65S A Graham
14:00
Cow lane: mix of ad. & f/s on flooded field w. of Cow Lane.  
26/06/21Black-headed GullBuckler's Forest1J E Warren
SU843648.  
23/06/21Black-headed GullColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1K P Duncan
COLOUR RINGED: BLUE Ring with White code T23H Metal Ring No.FS29279 Ringed aged as at least 2 years on 2nd May 2020 at Szczodrzykowo Reservoir, Wielkpolskie POLAND by ALoręcki. 417 days since ringing. 1234km/W from ringing site. Previous sightings on 06/05/2020, 04/06/2020 and 13/04/2021 also at Szczodrzykowo Reservoir.  
21/06/21Black-headed GullThe Wharf, Newbury22K G White
06:30
sudden influx since this time yesterday. SU473671.  
22/06/21Black-headed GullRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs16K G White
11:30
Hovering over the easternmost island. SU567661.  
20/06/21Black-headed GullNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
07:21
foraging around town centre. SU472670.  
10/06/21Black-headed GullRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs5A E Hickman
09:30
2 ad plus 3 chicks. Nesting on the tern raft with at least 3 pairs of Common Terns. Two of the gull chicks had 'jumped ship' but couldn't get back on the raft as the edge is too steep for them to climb up plus the anti predator mesh fence is buckled over one side of the raft effectively creating an overhang over the edge. I am trying to contact the Estate to see if it's possible to get a boat out there to a) rescue the gull chicks and b) repair the mesh fence to prevent any future tern chicks from going overboard too.  
03/06/21Black-headed GullSulhamstead Abbots19P Hickman
08:25
At the pool opposite Abbots Farm.  
22/05/21Black-headed GullMoor Green Lakes400R J Godden
11:30
CLN.  
20/05/21Black-headed GullSulhamstead Abbots11P Hickman
09:55
At the pool at Abbots farm.  
19/05/21Black-headed GullKennetmouth30R C Price
12:30
Catching Mayflies over the Thames.  
29/04/21Black-headed GullColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1K P Duncan
COLOUR RINGED: WHITE Ring with Black code 25P2 Metal Ring No.EY83152 Ringed as a nestling on 22nd June 2014 at Moor Green Lakes, Wokingham, BERKSHIRE by TGBall (R&B Ringing Group). 2503 days since ringing. Previous sightings on 21/03/2019, 11/04/2019 and 22/03/2021 also at Moor Green Lakes.  
26/04/21Black-headed GullFobney Meadow30R C Price
16:20
On marsh.  
17/04/21Black-headed GullColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1K P Duncan
COLOUR RINGED: RED Ring with White code 2C09 Metal Ring No.EY67814 Ringed as a nestling on 2nd July 2014 at Bedfont Country Park, GREATER LONDON by the Runnymede Ringing Group. 2481 days since ringing. 29km/WSW from ringing site. Previous sightings on 21/03/2019, 21/04/2019 and 28/03/2021 also on Colebrook Lake.  
09/04/21Black-headed GullHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1K P Duncan
Fitted with a BTO Metal Ring No.EW52108 Ringed as a nestling on 13th June 2007 at Chichester GP, WEST SUSSEX by ABWatson. 5049 days (13.09.27) since ringing. 71km/NNW from ringing site. Previous sighting on 04/04/2021 also at Hosehill Lake LNR.  
04/04/21Black-headed GullHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1K P Duncan
Fitted with a BTO Metal Ring No.EW52108 Ringed as a nestling on 13th June 2007 at Chichester GP, WEST SUSSEX by ABWatson. 5044 days (13.09.22) since ringing. 71km/NNW from ringing site.  
04/04/21Black-headed GullHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1K P Duncan
COLOUR RINGED: WHITE Ring with Black code 22V1 Metal Ring No.EY83321 Ringed as a nestling on 11th June 2016 at Hosehill Lake LNR, BERKSHIRE by TGBall (R&B Ringing Group). 1758 days since ringing. Previous sightings on 21/06/2016 and 05/07/2016 also at Hosehill Lake LNR.  
15/03/21Black-headed GullHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1K P Duncan
COLOUR RINGED: YELLOW Ring with Black code 2RKH Metal ring No.EZ58108 Ringed aged as at least 2 years on 2nd April 2016 at Pitsea Landfill Site, ESSEX by the North Thames Gull Group. 1808 days since ringing. 111km/W from ringing site. Previous sightings on 30/10/2016, 17/02/2019, 12/02/2020 and 15/02/2020 at Colmenar Viejo, Madrid, SPAIN and at Moor Green Lakes, BERSHIRE on 20/04/2019. .  
15/03/21Black-headed GullHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1K P Duncan
COLOUR RINGED: WHITE Ring with Black code 23N1 Metal Ring No.EY83031 Ringed as a nestling on 8th June 2014 at Hosehill Lake LNR, BERKSHIRE by TGBall (R&B Ringing Group). 2472 days since ringing. Previous sightings 04/05/2015 and 09/05/2015 from Lower Farm GP, BERKSHIRE and on 27/06/2014, 02/06/2015, 05/06/2015, 06/06/2015, 09/06/2015, 15/06/2015, 16/06/2015, 22/06/2015, 11/04/2016, 19/04/2016, 04/05/2016, and 02/07/2016 from Hosehill Lake LNR, BERKSHIRE.  
01/04/21Black-headed GullLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP50R C Watts
15:05
Plus.  
30/03/21Black-headed GullFobney Meadow60R C Price
11:30
On marsh.  
28/03/21Black-headed GullColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1M Cooper
10:30
Colour ringed bird. White ring 25P0. Seen last at Moor green on 07/03/2021.  
22/03/21Black-headed GullColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1K P Duncan
COLOUR RINGED: WHITE Ring with Black code 25P2 Metal Ring No.EY83152 Ringed as a nestling on 22nd June 2014 at Moor Green Lakes, Wokingham, BERKSHIRE by TGBall (R&B Ringing Group). 2465 days since ringing. Previous sightings on 21/03/2019 and 11/04/2019 also at Moor Green Lakes.  
22/03/21Black-headed GullColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1K P Duncan
COLOUR RINGED: WHITE Ring with Black code 24P4 Metal Ring No.EY83144 Ringed as a nestling on 22nd June 2014 at Moor Green Lakes, Wokingham, BERKSHIRE by TGBall (R&B Ringing Group). 2465 days since ringing. Previous sighting on 17/04/2015 also at Moor Green Lakes.  
24/03/21Black-headed GullMain Pit, Theale GPs1300R Crawford
18:00
 
18/03/21Black-headed GullHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1K P Duncan
Fitted with a Metal Ring No.EW49059 Ringed as a nestling on 15th June 2007 at Moor Green Lakes, Wokingham, BERKSHIRE by the Newbury Ringing Group. 5025 days (13.09.03) since ringing. 19km/WNW from ringing site.  
18/03/21Black-headed GullHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1K P Duncan
Fitted with a BTO Metal Ring No.EZ73763 Ringed as a nestling on 9th June 2018 at Hosehill Lake LNR, BERKSHIRE by EScott. 1013 days since ringing.  
07/03/21Black-headed GullColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1K P Duncan
COLOUR RINGED: WHITE Ring with Black code 24K7 Metal Ring No.EY09047 Ringed as a nestling on 8th June 2013 at Hosehill LNR by TGBall (R&B Ringing Group). 2829 days since ringing. 17km/ESE from ringing site. Previous sightings on 23/06/2013, 26/06/2013, 28/06/2013, 04/07/2013 and 05/07/2013 at Hosehill Lake LNR and at Moor Green Lakes on 28/03/2015, 04/04/2015, 08/04/2015 and 17/04/2015.  
07/03/21Black-headed GullHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1K P Duncan
COLOUR RINGED: WHITE Ring with Black code 25K7 Metal Ring No.EY09057 Ringed as a nestling on 8th June 2013 at Hosehill LNR by TGBall (R&B Ringing Group). 2829 days since ringing. Previous sightings on 27/06/2013, 28/06/2013, 02/07/2013 and 04/07/2013 also at Hosehill Lake LNR.  
11/03/21Black-headed GullPangbourne Meadow1A Taylor
15:30
Black on white leg ring 28S3, frequently seen here since November 2018. As usual, near the concrete landing stage on its own, but in full breeding plumage.  
07/03/21Black-headed GullColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1K P Duncan
10:38
COLOUR RINGED: WHITE Ring with Black code 25P0 Metal Ring No.EY83150 Ringed as a nestling on 22nd June 2014 at Moor Green Lakes, Wokingham, BERKSHIRE by TGBall (R&B Ringing Group). 2450 days since ringing. Previous sighting on 21/03/3019 also at Moor Green Lakes.  
06/03/21Black-headed GullEnglemere Pond, Ascot6J E Warren
SU905686.  
05/03/21Black-headed GullEton Wick250P J Newbound
10:00
 
04/03/21Black-headed GullCaversham30R C Watts
13:45
Plus.  
23/02/21Black-headed GullFobney Meadow120R C Price
11:20
On marsh.  
22/02/21Black-headed GullMapledurham Lock1M J Smith
15:00
Leg Ringed but no alphanumeric rings.  
22/02/21Black-headed GullWoose Hill4P Bright-Thomas
07:45
High NW.  
20/02/21Black-headed GullMoor Green Lakes145R J Godden
10:00
Staking their claims on Tern Island.  
18/02/21Black-headed GullThames Meadows, Purley1M J Smith
16:14
ringed gull, 23S1, same gull seen exactly 1 month ago. SU666768.  
17/02/21Black-headed GullThames Meadows, Purley500M J Smith
14:00
On floods by Mapledurham Lock keepers house, plus a further 1500 to 2000 on the Thames north bank field west of Mapledurham House show field, extremely unusual gathering of gulls for here, moving to Sumer breeding grounds?  
15/02/21Black-headed GullLower Padworth30R C Watts
13:20
Plus. SU611671.  
15/02/21Black-headed GullEmmer Green Pond20C Garrett
11:11
m.  
14/02/21Black-headed GullFobney Meadow20R C Price
16:30
On marsh.  
02/02/21Black-headed GullWidbrook Common350D Cleal
15:30
 
31/01/21Black-headed GullNorth Lake, South Hill Park, Bracknell7J E Warren
BGB count. SU869670.  
31/01/21Black-headed GullSouth Lake, South Hill Park, Bracknell8J E Warren
BGB count. SU870666.  
31/01/21Black-headed GullHurst1000P O'Neill
12:30
At least 1000 spread across a couple of fields off Lines Road.  
30/01/21Black-headed GullUniversity of Reading (Whiteknights Campus)50R C Price
11:40
Shinfield Road playing fields.  
30/01/21Black-headed GullShurlock Row30R Alliss
11:09
Approx. with 50 mixed Common and Herring in very wet horse paddock.  
27/01/21Black-headed GullStroud Green150I Quelch
07:50
Minimum count. SU477663.  
22/01/21Black-headed GullFobney Meadow40R C Price
12:30
On marsh. 1 with black head.  
18/01/21Black-headed GullThames Meadows, Purley25M J Smith
16:24
2 ringed birds at Mapledurham lock, both white rings black lettering, 1 too far away to read, second one “23s1”.  
13/01/21Black-headed GullThatcham garden2G Stewart
14:30
Visited garden briefly after putting out a few scraps. SU5266.  
09/01/21Black-headed GullFobney Island3R Holder
14:18
 
09/01/21Black-headed GullFobney Meadow30R Holder
13:05
 
03/01/21Black-headed GullNew workings, Moor Green Lakes500R J Godden
08:00
On East Fen and CLN before dispersing around this time. Please only view from the public footpath.  
02/01/21Black-headed GullCaversham Park10R C Watts
11:12
 
01/01/21Black-headed GullNorth Lake, South Hill Park, Bracknell30J E Warren
SU869670.  
01/01/21Black-headed GullSouth Lake, South Hill Park, Bracknell10J E Warren
SU870666.