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
30/11/21RedwingMoor Green Lakes20R J Godden
14:00
 
01/12/21RedwingReading20R C Price
08:50
Heading in to town past Wesley Church.  
29/11/21RedwingGreen Park1S Robertson
13:28
 
29/11/21RedwingCaversham1J J Kearns
09:58
f. In garden Rowan tree.  
28/11/21RedwingLambourn50J Lerpiniere
15:57
Large numbers across the area. Also Fieldfare, Kestrel. SU3282.  
28/11/21RedwingMaidenhead Court Park Maidenhead3D Fuller
12:13
ad. 3 feeding together could be more. SU894834.  
27/11/21RedwingCombe20D Reynolds
10:30
 
27/11/21RedwingLower Earley1D J Mills
09:30
Searching Holly bush for berries with a couple of Blackbirds - 1st of season locally.  
26/11/21RedwingMy garden Islet Road Maidenhead15D Fuller
16:15
a flock very low i think looking for a roost site. SU900833.  
24/11/21RedwingWoose Hill50P Bright-Thomas
06:30
Overnight (recorded), still recording tens of calls per night.  
24/11/21RedwingBattlemead Common, Cookham15D Fuller
13:45
ad. Flying around Black Poplars on southern edge of East field seen from towpath OTHERS Female Roe Deer feeding in the open seen from towpath. SU906838.  
24/11/21RedwingAston2J J Kearns
11:45
 
23/11/21RedwingUpper Bucklebury2B Lyle
09:36
 
23/11/21RedwingWoose Hill40P Bright-Thomas
08:05
Two decent flocks, one >W, one >N.  
22/11/21RedwingWoose Hill25P Bright-Thomas
07:30
Several small flocks heading in various directions.  
21/11/21Redwingmy garden Islet Road Maidenhead11D Fuller
16:17
a small flock of 11 flew low over my garden flying south looking for a roost for the night 16.01. SU900833.  
20/11/21RedwingBattlemead Common, Cookham10D Fuller
12:49
ad. feeding in Black Poplar trees. SU906838.  
15/11/21RedwingCombe Wood250M J Dear
11:45
 
15/11/21RedwingFobney Island2S Robertson
12:42
 
15/11/21RedwingWoose Hill25P Bright-Thomas
08:08
15 >NW, 10 >N.  
14/11/21RedwingBasildon Park20J J Kearns
12:11
 
14/11/21RedwingWigmoreash Pond, Inkpen Hill90S A Graham
09:30
Approx.  
12/11/21RedwingWoose Hill186P Bright-Thomas
06:30
Calls overnight before dawn (plus 12 Song Thrush, 12 Blackbird).  
09/11/21RedwingSwallowfield Church1J Taylor
13:14
 
06/11/21RedwingFobney Meadow200R C Price
06:50
Approx. Flying WNW in flocks of up to 50. Observing for c.30 mins. Some landed in tree line west of marsh.  
06/11/21RedwingReading5S A Graham
11:30
Norfolk Rd: flow low south. SU694732.  
06/11/21RedwingLea Farm Lake700F J Cottington
08:35
Steady passage WNW, some quite large groups of up to 300, tailed off a bit by 09:20.  
05/11/21RedwingBasildon Park70M J Dear
14:41
 
05/11/21RedwingHardings Green, Cookham Dean6M Copland
10:08
Flying over, heading south west. SU873854.  
05/11/21RedwingWoose Hill120P Bright-Thomas
08:25
(07:15-08:25) Several flocks moving SW.  
04/11/21RedwingWokingham40S Stevenson
10:55
Flock of 40+ flying S over the house. First this year. SU813684.  
03/11/21RedwingMaidenhead1B Crathorne
15:30
Over the golf course.  
03/11/21RedwingHindhay Farm, Pinkneys Green2B D Clews
11:30
In berry bush - my first for the year.  
02/11/21RedwingUpper Bucklebury2B Lyle
10:18
 
29/10/21RedwingLea Farm Lake70F J Cottington
09:15
Light passage SW, groups of 10-30.  
25/10/21RedwingGreenham Common12I Quelch
10:00
Flying over.  
25/10/21RedwingUpper Bucklebury6B Lyle
10:02
first of year in garden.  
25/10/21RedwingWoose Hill150P Bright-Thomas
08:15
Mostly low, some probably coming from roost along Emm Brook.  
24/10/21RedwingWoose Hill464P Bright-Thomas
03:08
464 calls recording in 5 hours from start of recording 22:08 (plenty of calls missed before this time). The busiest night of this autumn. Increasing wind slowed passage down, and by morning passage was light (flocks of 20-25 but few calls recorded).  
24/10/21RedwingWoose Hill170P Bright-Thomas
09:00
Several flocks of 20+, but all low.  
23/10/21RedwingLea Farm Lake100F J Cottington
08:25
3 groups of 40,50+ & 10+ all SW.  
16/10/21RedwingWoose Hill334P Bright-Thomas
06:30
Calls recorded from 08:45 t0 06:30, busiest thrush night so far.  
17/10/21RedwingWoodley3S Scott
10:00
1 in a tree on Reading Road allotments site plus 2 over.  
17/10/21RedwingMoor Green Lakes20R J Godden
08:00
Two flocks flying west.  
15/10/21RedwingNew workings, Moor Green Lakes10R Murfitt
09:30
Over to North- many others heard passing over. Please only view from the public footpath.  
15/10/21RedwingAmner's Farm, Pingewood60P W Driver
10:50
In a single flock, over.  
15/10/21RedwingNorth Ascot3S D Abbott
07:45
West over garden.  
15/10/21RedwingCaversham8R C Watts
07:50
Over. SU721756.  
13/10/21RedwingLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP480F J Cottington
07:13
Many groups from 25 - 140 passing mostly NW/WNW in the barely 35 minutes I was present. No doubt many, many hundreds more passed thru over the morning as I saw lots from my office window in Woodley.  
15/10/21RedwingWokingham30P O'Neill
08:30
Over Ashridge Meadows heading N.  
15/10/21RedwingMortimer Common8P W Driver
08:49
Over my garden heading SW.  
14/10/21RedwingNewbury23A E Hickman
Heard calling during half hour dog walk yesterday evening.  
13/10/21RedwingStreatley58N J Bucknell
15:45
in flocks of 17 & 41 flying over, calling.  
13/10/21RedwingFinchampstead330R Murfitt
09:00
Approx over garden heading SW in a number of flocks between 09:00 and 09:30. Also 3 Siskins west.  
13/10/21RedwingEmmer Green, Reading650A B Tomczynski
08:54
Steady stream of small flocks all heading north west at a few hundred feet seen from garden in 30 mins observation! Minimum count.  
13/10/21RedwingWoose Hill630P Bright-Thomas
08:00
In 1h10m, most low NW or W.  
13/10/21RedwingProspect Park, Reading500A V Lawson
07:45
At least. Flocks of between 50 and 100 birds passing over since before sunrise.  
12/10/21RedwingWoose Hill20E Napper
10:11
Flew over my garden heading NW.  
10/10/21RedwingBlack Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP14F J Cottington
09:57
North over lake by DAC.  
10/10/21RedwingSandford Lake, Dinton Pastures CP2F J Cottington
07:47
Over West.  
07/10/21RedwingThatcham1R Keel
09:01
South over garden. SU503674.  
04/10/21RedwingFobney Meadow10R C Price
13:30
West of footpath 7.  
30/09/21RedwingStreatley1N J Bucknell
18:45
well, not actually Streatley or Berkshire but close - one calling over High St Goring.  
24/09/21RedwingWargrave2M J Hubbard
21:19
Heard only..., 1st returning birds of the Autumn to what has always been a permenant roost site for them each year in our garden. SU777779.  
21/04/21RedwingWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
00:53
Sound-recorded over garden, single call, nocturnal migrants still showing up.  
18/04/21RedwingWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
02:13
Sound-recorded, single call from late migrant.  
18/04/21RedwingLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP2F J Cottington
06:45
Very late birds, none since since March so late passage birds.  
16/04/21RedwingWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
02:38
Sound-recorded, single call; late passage record.  
10/04/21RedwingReading1A V Lawson
21:42
At least one heard overhead at about 21:30.  
10/04/21RedwingWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
02:15
Single call, sound-recorded. More than a week since last previous call.  
04/04/21RedwingLower Earley1D J Mills
08:35
watched for at least 5 mins (until I got too cold) on top of large hawthorn bush enjoying the sun & preening neck & shoulders. Seen from under 10yds (no bins) - 100% positive ID as could see eye stripe & chestnut flanks very clearly - silent thoughout. Adjacent to area where large flock of Redwings were present in new year .  
02/04/21RedwingFleethill Farm1P Bright-Thomas
18:00
Close to Longwater Lane. Private site, view only from footpath.  
01/04/21RedwingFobney Meadow15A V Lawson
09:00
At least. All heading SOUTH!  
29/03/21RedwingHigh Wood, Earley1D Tainton
13:00
solitary on the border to the neighbouring allotments.  
28/03/21RedwingFarley Hill5P Bright-Thomas
14:00
On ploughed field.  
18/03/21RedwingWoose Hill292P Bright-Thomas
23:59
292 calls recorded between 20:30 and 23:59, birds departing and passing.  
25/03/21RedwingCaversham1J J Kearns
08:56
Down to the garden pond for a bath.  
24/03/21RedwingFobney Meadow2P Bright-Thomas
17:30
Along canal.  
24/03/21RedwingLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP50F J Cottington
07:00
Groups 10-20 heading West.  
22/03/21RedwingLower Earley1M Terry
10:14
In the undergrowth in Chalfont Park. My last of the winter?  
21/03/21RedwingLittle John's Farm, Reading2S A Graham
13:30
 
21/03/21RedwingWokingham26S Stevenson
08:01
A flock of about 26. Flying from the tree, circling and then alighting in the tree again. Looked as if they were gettting ready to set off. SU813673.  
20/03/21RedwingNorth Ascot7S D Abbott
14:00
Over north. SU904698.  
20/03/21RedwingManor Park, Slough1S Kujawa
08:04
Sitting in a tree for 15 mins. SU962819.  
19/03/21RedwingColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes15P Bright-Thomas
18:00
Around paddock.  
19/03/21RedwingStreatley60N J Bucknell
16:00
at Streatley Farm.  
19/03/21RedwingLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP2R C Watts
11:25
Near teal hide at top of tree.  
19/03/21RedwingWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
07:45
Some snatches of Redwing song still heard.  
18/03/21RedwingHigh Wood, Earley8D Tainton
17:42
 
17/03/21RedwingEarley12L Garner-Langham
15:00
Feeding on the allotment.  
17/03/21RedwingWoose Hill3P Bright-Thomas
08:00
Still a few around.  
17/03/21RedwingThames Valley Business Park, Reading7K Sparks
11:15
two groups.  
16/03/21RedwingThames Meadows, Purley2M J Smith
14:30
In copse north west corner Spring farm.  
16/03/21RedwingPadworth80G Sumner
10:26
Flock flew SW over Silver Lane. SU621662.  
15/03/21RedwingThames Valley Business Park, Reading22K Sparks
15:46
 
15/03/21RedwingWaltham St Lawrence60B Crathorne
11:30
 
15/03/21RedwingHurst150P O'Neill
12:30
Across several large trees off Lines Road. Very flighty and vocal. Pre-migration flocking?  
14/03/21RedwingRemenham Hill130B Crathorne
10:30
 
14/03/21RedwingLittle John's Farm, Reading5S A Graham
13:30
Cow lane: Min. amongst Starling.  
14/03/21RedwingHolyport50S K Proddow
11:37
Field behind Hearne drive.  
14/03/21RedwingCabbage Hill, Newell Green5M Green
06:15
 
13/03/21RedwingLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP60F J Cottington
08:30
In bushes and foraging in West side of field.  
12/03/21RedwingTilehurst1J Lerpiniere
10:02
Single in garden on Ivy with Blackcaps. SU665742.  
12/03/21RedwingNewland Farm, Charvil200K Sparks
16:10
Rough minimum estimate of the loose flocks swirling over Loddon Drive before moving off West. Probable pre-roosting assembly. I wonder where they roost. No subsequent sight of them, even down Milestone Avenue.  
11/03/21RedwingHigh Wood, Earley10D Tainton
14:20
 
10/03/21RedwingHyde Farm, Pinkneys Green75M Copland
15:30
Feeding on stubble/recent seeding. SU848831.  
11/03/21RedwingWinnersh11R Angus
09:35
Pecking about in long grass and around the rockery and pond edge. More in ivy back and front garden. Been regular visitors these past weeks.  
10/03/21RedwingPadworth60G Sumner
09:15
SU622662.  
10/03/21RedwingFobney Meadow50A V Lawson
13:00
At least.  
10/03/21RedwingNorth Ascot35S D Abbott
08:30
In trees on Mill Ride - viewed from front of the house.  
10/03/21RedwingEarley1K Sparks
10:37
Perched on ivy hedge in our garden, ripping off the berries. Male Blackbird on the ground below, looking up, snapping up any that fell!  
09/03/21RedwingPadworth50G Sumner
10:00
SU616661.  
09/03/21RedwingFobney Meadow10R C Price
12:00
Approx. Dotted around the place.  
08/03/21RedwingWoose Hill22P Bright-Thomas
08:00
7 singing right by the garden, and a further flock close to balancing pond.  
09/03/21RedwingCaversham2R C Watts
08:20
East. SU721756.  
08/03/21RedwingThames Valley Business Park, Reading3K Sparks
11:25
on lawns between office buildings.  
08/03/21RedwingCaversham2R C Watts
07:24
In holly tree for five minutes then flew East . . SU721756.  
07/03/21RedwingWoose Hill16P Bright-Thomas
08:00
Singing vigorously from oaks.  
07/03/21RedwingTinkers Copse, Bracknell12M Green
13:00
 
07/03/21RedwingJocks Copse5M Green
13:00
 
05/03/21RedwingMoor Copse10D Massie
10:00
 
06/03/21RedwingLily Hill Park, Bracknell1J E Warren
SU886691.  
06/03/21RedwingNorth Ascot20S D Abbott
14:30
Mill Ride Golf Course.  
06/03/21RedwingSwinley Brickpits, Swinley Forest15S D Abbott
13:00
 
06/03/21RedwingPark Farm, Cookham Dean45B Crathorne
11:00
 
06/03/21RedwingCaversham, R. Thames2J J Kearns
11:25
 
05/03/21RedwingHyde Farm, Pinkneys Green20B Crathorne
12:30
 
05/03/21RedwingSulhamstead7P Hickman
10:35
Flying over the garden.  
05/03/21RedwingBurghfield Mill GP, Theale GPs50C Feltham
07:34
m/f. lots of redwings around this morning.  
04/03/21RedwingTinkers Copse, Bracknell10M Green
12:30
 
04/03/21RedwingSulhamstead9P Hickman
14:25
In oak tree in back garden.  
04/03/21RedwingNorth Ascot15S D Abbott
13:00
Along Mill Ride.  
04/03/21RedwingLower Farm GP60I Quelch
11:00
In field behind hide. Minimum count.  
04/03/21RedwingEmmbrook70P O'Neill
08:45
At least 70 on Emmbrook Sports and Social Club playing field.  
03/03/21RedwingCaversham Park1P Scudamore
One bird has frequented my garden the last 2 days, it sings and does a very good impression of a woodlark. So if you think you hear a woodlark in the Kingsway area it is a Redwing.  
03/03/21RedwingJubilee River120B Crathorne
11:30
 
03/03/21RedwingBray Wick, Maidenhead30B Crathorne
11:00
 
03/03/21RedwingEarley19K Sparks
14:03
in the tree in our garden - with starlings, jackdaws and a Red Kite - just before the rain started.  
03/03/21RedwingThames Valley Business Park, Reading80K Sparks
11:14
feeding on damp grassland as flooding recedes.  
03/03/21RedwingEarley8K Sparks
08:55
flew into tree in garden.  
02/03/21RedwingCookham Dean25B Crathorne
15:30
 
02/03/21RedwingHigh Wood, Earley10D Tainton
15:33
 
02/03/21RedwingWinnersh7R Angus
10:25
In our garden. Feasting on ivy berries.  
26/02/21RedwingFobney Meadow50A V Lawson
Estimated.  
01/03/21RedwingCabbage Hill, Newell Green20M Green
14:30
 
26/03/21RedwingMoor Copse10J Lerpiniere
14:15
More than ten noisy in trees perhaps getting ready to migrate. SU641737.  
01/03/21RedwingBoveney Lock, R. Thames, Eton Wick30B Crathorne
10:45
 
01/03/21RedwingDinton Pastures CP15S Robertson
08:10
 
28/02/21RedwingNorth Ascot2S D Abbott
15:30
In garden.  
28/02/21RedwingForest Park, Bracknell4J Crouch
08:30
High up in Oak Tree.  
28/02/21RedwingHyde Farm, Pinkneys Green50B Crathorne
11:00
 
28/02/21RedwingHall Place, Burchett's Green45B Crathorne
11:00
 
28/02/21RedwingUpper Bucklebury2B Lyle
11:41
feeding on ivy berries.  
27/02/21RedwingHosehill Lake, Theale GPs2L Garner-Langham
12:39
In with the horses.  
25/02/21RedwingEarley4K Sparks
09:15
Flew up into tree in neighbour's garden.  
24/02/21RedwingTinkers Copse, Bracknell2M Green
12:30
 
24/02/21RedwingShottesbrooke20B Crathorne
12:00
 
24/02/21RedwingAshley Hill20B Crathorne
11:00
 
23/02/21RedwingThames Valley Business Park, Reading4K Sparks
10:55
 
22/02/21RedwingHurst150P O'Neill
12:00
100+ across two large trees in Lines Road. Very noisy with alarm calls and spooked into flight by a female Kestrel. Another 50 in trees in Pound Lane.  
22/02/21RedwingBray Wick, Maidenhead40B Crathorne
12:00
 
22/02/21RedwingEarley2E Charlson
12:34
In tree at end of garden. SU760712.  
22/02/21RedwingWokingham1S Stevenson
12:15
Trying to get to the ivy berries in the front garden, but chased off by the resident male blackbird. SU812685.  
22/02/21RedwingUpper Bucklebury2B Lyle
11:58
 
21/02/21RedwingPurley on Thames, Reading30A Taylor
11:30
min. In field east of Purley Hall below Sulham Wood.  
21/02/21RedwingTemple Farm, Hurley10B Crathorne
10:30
 
21/02/21RedwingEarley2E Charlson
11:30
In usual shrub/tree. SU760712.  
21/02/21RedwingEmmbrook40P O'Neill
09:00
40 on Emmbrook Sports and Social Club playing field but a few more in nearby trees, at least one singing.  
20/02/21RedwingMoor Green Lakes60R J Godden
10:00
Paddock by car park.  
20/02/21RedwingSpeen Moor Plantations21I Quelch
11:00
 
20/02/21RedwingLower Earley1D J Mills
09:20
Usual hawthorn tree - only difficult to get to cotoneaster berries left now.  
19/02/21RedwingCharvil120K Sparks
15:53
estimated size of straggling flock flying over fields at N end of Milestone Avenue.  
19/02/21RedwingWokingham50P O'Neill
13:30
At least 50 in field/trees, Forest Road.  
19/02/21RedwingHurst100P O'Neill
13:00
At least 100 in field/hedge/trees off Lines Road. One singing.  
19/02/21RedwingHurley25B Crathorne
10:30
 
19/02/21RedwingEmmbrook2P O'Neill
08:30
In trees beside Ashridge Stream, Potter Crescent.  
17/02/21RedwingPadworth Common60G Sumner
12:07
Rectory Rd. SU615653.  
17/02/21RedwingGreen Park21S Robertson
10:48
On grass outside office.  
16/02/21RedwingEarley25L Garner-Langham
12:15
at least. Some feeding on the grass, some in the trees, all at the allotment.  
17/02/21RedwingLower Earley1D J Mills
07:05
disturbed from favourite as I let the cat out.  
16/02/21RedwingMaiden Erleigh100A Booth
17:11
On lower football pitch, Laurel Park.  
15/02/21RedwingHindhay Farm, Pinkneys Green15B Reeve
13:22
 
15/02/21RedwingWaltham St Lawrence15B Crathorne
12:00
 
15/02/21RedwingShottesbrooke15B Crathorne
11:30
 
15/02/21RedwingThames Valley Business Park, Reading8K Sparks
11:50
 
15/02/21RedwingGreen Park22S Robertson
10:16
on grass outside my office.  
15/02/21RedwingLower Earley1D J Mills
07:20
on favourite back garden Hawthorn tree.  
14/02/21RedwingTilehurst1J Lerpiniere
14:55
One in garden tree for third time in a few days but regularly a few flying about. Also a rare visit from a G S Woodpecker. SU665742.  
14/02/21RedwingEarley2E Charlson
11:20
Tree at end of garden. SU760712.  
14/02/21RedwingSulhamstead Abbots20P Hickman
09:55
At least 20 near pools at Abbots farm.  
13/02/21RedwingWokingham5S Stevenson
12:32
Flitting around the front and back garden. Having to slum it on ivy berries now they have eaten all the holly berries... SU813684.  
13/02/21RedwingPark Farm, Cookham Dean20B Crathorne
10:00
 
13/02/21RedwingLower Earley6D J Mills
07:20
half resting in usual Hawthorn tree, others feeding on Cotoneaster.  
12/02/21RedwingSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs10J E Andrews
10:55
feeding on ivy berries all sightings seen with D. ANDREWS.  
12/02/21RedwingCharvil24K Sparks
15:18
along Loddon Drive.  
12/02/21RedwingPurley on Thames, Reading3M J Smith
15:59
Feeding on ivy berries in garden.  
12/02/21RedwingThames Meadows, Purley25M J Smith
15:30
Feeding along flooded field margin Western end of Springs Farm.  
12/02/21RedwingAshley Hill15B Crathorne
11:30
 
12/02/21RedwingUpper Bucklebury4B Lyle
12:27
feeding on ripening ivy berries.  
12/02/21RedwingLower Earley20D J Mills
09:45
all feeding in leaf litter in woods by Cresc Cr (except 3 still in back garden).