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
25/09/21Sand MartinWellington College1H Wright
14:30
Flock of approx 20 feeding above college grounds for around 1hour.  
05/09/21Sand MartinStreatley1N J Bucknell
10:30
among flock of about 100 hirundines (mostly Swallows) feeding over Thames and adjoining fields north of village.  
01/09/21Sand MartinFobney Meadow6R C Price
18:30
 
31/08/21Sand MartinLower Farm GP250N Cleere
10:18
in mixed flock of approx 500 hirundines.  
30/08/21Sand MartinColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1J Carson
11:30
CLN, many flying over lake.  
30/08/21Sand MartinMoor Green Lakes3R J Godden
06:30
East Fen.  
30/08/21Sand MartinMain Pit, Theale GPs200A B Merrick
08:15
approx, many trying to land in single tree on Oystercatcher island.  
27/08/21Sand MartinStreatley5N J Bucknell
17:45
in mixed flock with other hirundines feeding over Thames north of village.  
07/08/21Sand MartinLower Farm GP250N Cleere
09:30
250+ mixed hirundines, mostly Sand Martin and Swallow.  
07/08/21Sand MartinMain Pit, Theale GPs11A B Merrick
07:45
 
06/08/21Sand MartinLea Farm Lake31F J Cottington
06:10
chicks. A healthy count for the second brood, with no doubt more to emerge at the mouth of the holes.  
01/08/21Sand MartinFobney Meadow8R C Price
11:10
Over marsh and west of.  
30/07/21Sand MartinLower Farm Trout Lake30D Andrews
11:47
 
27/07/21Sand MartinLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP10R C Watts
11:30
At least.  
23/07/21Sand MartinNewbury BT Exchange8K G White
07:54
Regular passing to and from railway station colony and the Kennet. SU474669.  
17/07/21Sand MartinFujitsu, Southern Industrial Estate, Bracknell5J E Warren
WEIRD. Flock was nest prospecting Fijitsu sand coloured wall. Birds repeatedly landed on wall for a few seconds, took off and landed a few Metres away. SU851684.  
10/07/21Sand MartinEton Wick28D Cleal
17:00
Roving flock moving between Bucks & Berks.  
06/07/21Sand MartinFobney Meadow50A B Tomczynski
10:39
Plus. Feeding low over water as rain came in.  
30/06/21Sand MartinNewbury BT Exchange10K G White
06:35
Constant passage over Sainsbury's car park to and from railway station and R Kennet. SU473669.  
27/06/21Sand MartinReading3R Holder
10:00
SU729738.  
25/06/21Sand MartinNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh1G Stewart
17:45
A couple of sightings of just one seen flying around only second sighting for me this year.  
24/06/21Sand MartinNewbury BT Exchange6K G White
06:00
Regular passage going to railway station colony. SU473669.  
22/06/21Sand MartinNewbury BT Exchange10K G White
07:47
Constant passage of bids low over Sainsbury's car park between railway station and R. Kennet. SU473668.  
15/06/21Sand MartinNewbury BT Exchange7K G White
06:09
passing between railway station colony and R Kennet. SU472668.  
14/06/21Sand MartinCock Marsh4J Rose
09:30
Along the Thames.  
06/06/21Sand MartinNewbury BT Exchange6K G White
05:03
steady stream of birds passing over Sainsbury's car park on their way to the nesting colony at the railway station from the river. SU473669.  
01/06/21Sand MartinLea Farm Lake50F J Cottington
06:00
Lots of young being fed at the wall.  
30/05/21Sand MartinNewbury BT Exchange3K G White
06:44
Passing to and from railway station colony. SU474669.  
22/05/21Sand MartinSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs100A V Lawson
06:00
Feeding with huge flock of birds over trees on north bank, and over the water.  
22/05/21Sand MartinLea Farm, Hurst40F J Cottington
06:15
Lots at wall too.  
19/05/21Sand MartinKennetmouth12R C Price
12:30
Between railway bridges.  
05/05/21Sand MartinBlack Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP50S D Abbott
19:20
At least this number.  
05/05/21Sand MartinLower Farm GP20B Lyle
15:00
 
04/05/21Sand MartinFobney Meadow12R C Price
15:00
Over marsh.  
04/05/21Sand MartinColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes10P Bright-Thomas
08:30
At sheltered W end.  
02/05/21Sand MartinBlack Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP6P J Crowley
08:00
minimum count on Black Swan Lake.  
02/05/21Sand MartinHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1D A MacKenzie Dodds
09:45
over sand martin bank and that part of the lake, circling and feeding, not stopping at all.  
30/04/21Sand MartinColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes12S Primarolo
Flying around among the swallows. No idea on numbers.  
01/05/21Sand MartinCock Marsh20J Rose
10:00
Approx.  
29/04/21Sand MartinColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes50R Reedman
11:30
SU804624.  
28/04/21Sand MartinLower Farm GP20B Lyle
15:00
 
27/04/21Sand MartinKennetmouth6K Sparks
12:46
Still 6 flying around between the railway bridges.  
26/04/21Sand MartinFobney Meadow10R C Price
16:20
 
25/04/21Sand MartinFobney Meadow15R C Price
15:30
 
25/04/21Sand MartinSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs60J E Andrews
08:30
 
21/04/21Sand MartinInkpen Hill1J Hale
07:30
One over, heading north.  
14/04/21Sand MartinLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP6C J Forsey
14:34
High above Sandford Lane.  
14/04/21Sand MartinKennetmouth12R C Price
11:30
Feeding over the Kennet between the 2 railway bridges. Limiting themselves to this space for about an hour or so.  
13/04/21Sand MartinKennetmouth16K Sparks
09:46
flying around and inspecting what appear to be rain runoff pipes on the two railway bridges!  
11/04/21Sand MartinLea Farm Lake60R Righelato
20:16
60 - 100.  
11/04/21Sand MartinMain Pit, Theale GPs250R Crawford
07:45
 
11/04/21Sand MartinSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs150J E Andrews
07:00
 
11/04/21Sand MartinBlack Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP3B Crathorne
09:15
 
10/04/21Sand MartinBlack Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP3P J Crowley
10:00
with Swallows near the sailing club.  
10/04/21Sand MartinPadworth Lane GP50L Ellams
12:18
 
10/04/21Sand MartinRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs90K G White
07:31
minimum. SU568663.  
08/04/21Sand MartinMoor Green Lakes20R J Godden
11:00
 
08/04/21Sand MartinLea Farm Lake25F J Cottington
07:30
 
07/04/21Sand MartinSheffield Bottom30L Ellams
17:34
 
07/04/21Sand MartinSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs30J E Andrews
10:30
 
07/04/21Sand MartinLower Farm GP20B Lyle
14:30
 
07/04/21Sand MartinPadworth Lane GP6A E Hickman
12:20
Approx with the swallow flock.  
05/04/21Sand MartinPadworth Lane GP5K E Moore
13:30
 
05/04/21Sand MartinBeale Park, Lower Basildon1N J Bucknell
15:00
over lake.  
05/04/21Sand MartinSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs100J E Andrews
08:30
 
05/04/21Sand MartinEton Wick1K Rhodes
13:14
 
05/04/21Sand MartinLower Farm GP30R Keel
09:30
 
03/04/21Sand MartinLower Farm GP150M J Dear
09:00
 
03/04/21Sand MartinMain Pit, Theale GPs50M F Walford
c50 at the motorway end.  
03/04/21Sand MartinSearle's Farm Lane GP (S), Burghfield GPs20M F Walford
c20.  
02/04/21Sand MartinFleethill Farm10P Bright-Thomas
17:30
Over southern pools. Private site, view only from footpath.  
01/04/21Sand MartinKennetmouth10R C Price
13:18
Feeding.  
30/03/21Sand MartinBrimpton3C J Forsey
13:42
Over K&A canal bridge.  
30/03/21Sand MartinKennetmouth3R C Price
10:10
Flying along Kennet towards the mouth.  
29/03/21Sand MartinLower Farm GP7D Andrews
14:32
 
29/03/21Sand MartinMain Pit, Theale GPs3C J Forsey
14:16
Quite high above.  
29/03/21Sand MartinMoor Green Lakes50R Murfitt
09:00
Approx over Manor lake.  
29/03/21Sand MartinThames Valley Business Park, Reading100M J Mitchell
08:00
Over the Thames.  
27/03/21Sand MartinLower Farm GP100M J Taylor
very approx number - about 20 fairly low over the pit but many more higher up across a wide area.  
27/03/21Sand MartinSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs4R Hanson
11:41
very high up.  
27/03/21Sand MartinWoolhampton GPs3M J Mitchell
10:13
High over Kennet.  
27/03/21Sand MartinColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes2R Murfitt
08:30
 
27/03/21Sand MartinMain Pit, Theale GPs21R Crawford
07:00
In SW corner.  
26/03/21Sand MartinLea Farm Lake80F J Cottington
06:35
80+ Quickly thru North in quite a tight ball, 20 more twenty minutes later appeared to linger.  
26/03/21Sand MartinNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh2G Stewart
16:00
Flying around above and over the water.  
26/03/21Sand MartinLower Farm GP35M J Dear
14:09
 
26/03/21Sand MartinTheale Lakes Business Park100M Terry
11:25
Approx. Flock brought down by the rain, flitting between Hosehill and Bottom Lane. #birdingfrommydesk.  
26/03/21Sand MartinMoatlands GP, Theale GPs76R Crawford
08:20
At least, probably 80+ present.  
26/03/21Sand MartinNew workings, Moor Green Lakes2R J Godden
07:30
Over Manor Lake. Please only view from the public footpath.  
26/03/21Sand MartinWhistley Mill GP, Twyford GPs20E Napper
09:07
Feeding over lake.  
25/03/21Sand MartinLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP7P J Crowley
11:00
In ones and twos seen over the trees to the north, several moving south.  
24/03/21Sand MartinLower Farm GP11N Cleere
11:20
quite high up, heading westerly.  
23/03/21Sand MartinFobney Meadow3S Robertson
07:51
Flying around flood.  
21/03/21Sand MartinLea Farm Lake4F J Cottington
07:30
1+1+2 thru North.  
20/03/21Sand MartinLea Farm Lake3F J Cottington
07:30
Low over lake.  
18/03/21Sand MartinLower Farm GP4M J Dear
08:55
 
16/03/21Sand MartinThames Meadows, Purley2M J Smith
14:30
Flying west up the Thames by Mapledurham lock.  
14/03/21Sand MartinSearle's Farm Lane GP (S), Burghfield GPs2N J Bucknell
10:05
 
05/03/21Sand MartinMain Pit, Theale GPs4P Strong
16:15
 
03/03/21Sand MartinLower Farm GP2G Stewart
16:15
Two separate sightings of Sand Martin, 15 minutes a part possibly the same bird.  
03/03/21Sand MartinSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs2D Andrews
15:52
Seen with J andrews.