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
30/11/21SparrowhawkNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R J Godden
14:00
Please only view from the public footpath.  
28/11/21SparrowhawkHurley1B Crathorne
11:30
 
27/11/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
14:50
fem. flying west into Berks across the Thames north of the village.  
26/11/21SparrowhawkStreatley2N J Bucknell
each flying in from the east over the Thames at Cleeve Court (male & female from size, but in evening gloom) at 16-05 and 16-10.  
25/11/21SparrowhawkTowpath RiverThames Maidenhead1D Fuller
19:53
ad fem. circling low near Maidenhead weir. SU904824.  
24/11/21SparrowhawkRivere thames towpath Maidenhead1D Fuller
16:09
ad fem. soaring quite low over Thames quite near to Boulters Lock. SU904825.  
24/11/21SparrowhawkCookham Rise, Maidenhead1B D Clews
11:08
Very clever male used the disturbance of 2 Chinooks going over to dive at the sparrows that had already taken flight - but it still failed to make a catch!  
23/11/21SparrowhawkNew Town, Reading1S Hughes
15:15
Just over roof height being mobbed by gulls and jackdaws.  
20/11/21SparrowhawkCompton1N J Bucknell
15:30
fem. flying over railway bridge on Ridgeway.  
16/11/21SparrowhawkHolyport1S K Proddow
08:30
f. In garden.  
14/11/21SparrowhawkLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1D A MacKenzie Dodds
16:30
Taking a starling in front of the Bittern hide. Thanks to the chaps in the hide for the use of the telescope and help in general for my son.  
06/11/21SparrowhawkFobney Meadow1R C Price
06:50
Male, flying along footpath 7.  
05/11/21SparrowhawkWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
10:34
 
30/10/21SparrowhawkMain Pit, Theale GPs1S A Graham
15:40
f. Flow across canal opposite car park at Sheffield Bottom.  
30/10/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
12:45
fem. over Thames north of village.  
30/10/21SparrowhawkPalmer Park, Reading1M J Mitchell
10:15
High up, being harassed by a crow.  
29/10/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
17:20
fem. flying over Thames north of Cleeve Lock.  
28/10/21SparrowhawkEton Wick1D Cleal
14:30
 
27/10/21SparrowhawkMoor Green Lakes1R J Godden
15:30
 
26/10/21SparrowhawkTilehurst1G Sumner
15:13
m. SU660746.  
25/10/21SparrowhawkFleethill Farm1J D Savage
14:47
Private site, view only from footpath.  
25/10/21SparrowhawkGreenham Common1I Quelch
10:30
(Male).  
15/10/21SparrowhawkEton Wick1D Cleal
16:00
 
15/10/21SparrowhawkFobney Meadow1A V Lawson
08:00
 
14/10/21SparrowhawkWargrave1M J Hubbard
15:03
Flew around garden & adjoining fields calling constantly for around 10 minutes being pursued by a Kestrel. SU777779.  
14/10/21SparrowhawkGreen Park1S Robertson
13:17
female.  
12/10/21SparrowhawkLower Caversham1R Sajdak
10:46
male. Caught one of my resident sparrows and butchered it on my lawn.  
10/10/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
15:10
over Cleeve Court.  
10/10/21SparrowhawkCaversham1J J Kearns
12:21
f. Perched in cherry tree on Henley Road Allotments.  
08/10/21SparrowhawkFobney Meadow1R C Price
16:10
Female . In big willows halfway along footpath 7.  
04/10/21SparrowhawkEmmbrook1P O'Neill
12:30
ad. Heading S>N over Old Forest Rd at Old Forest Meadows.  
28/09/21SparrowhawkSulhamstead1P Hickman
12:30
Took bird from feeder in back garden.  
30/09/21SparrowhawkPadworth1G Sumner
11:27
m. Hunting low . SU620659.  
29/09/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
18:15
fem. over field by Thames north of Swan Hotel.  
28/09/21SparrowhawkEmmer Green, Reading1D White
male. Eating a blue tit on the lawn.  
28/09/21SparrowhawkSulhamstead1P Hickman
12:30
Took bird from feeder in back garden.  
26/09/21SparrowhawkColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1J Carson
11:20
CLN fighting the hobby. Seen from hide.  
25/09/21SparrowhawkCompton Downs1N J Bucknell
10:40
male. near overgrown field by junction of Ridgeway and track to East Ilsley - harried by Carrion Crow.  
24/09/21SparrowhawkFobney Meadow1A V Lawson
10:00
m.  
17/09/21SparrowhawkLower Earley1D J Mills
10:10
fem. Over flying straight at about 50 feet high.  
10/09/21SparrowhawkFleethill Farm1J C Morgan
10:30
Seen on 9 with RD possibly a second bird seen in the distance. Private site, view only from footpath.  
07/09/21SparrowhawkFobney Meadow1R C Price
15:30
Fem.  
07/09/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
13:35
in garden at Cleeve Court.  
05/09/21SparrowhawkEarley1R Reedman
11:52
f. flew through gardens. SU748704.  
04/09/21SparrowhawkCompton1D Reynolds
15:40
 
04/09/21SparrowhawkFobney Meadow2A V Lawson
11:42
 
02/09/21SparrowhawkSulhamstead Abbots1A B Merrick
18:00
m. catching some late rays perched in tree in copse beyond the pools at Abbots Fm.  
02/09/21SparrowhawkUpper Bucklebury1B Lyle
11:01
m.  
02/09/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
18:15
male. over meadow north of Swan Hotel.  
30/08/21SparrowhawkMoor Green Lakes1R J Godden
06:30
CLN.  
29/08/21SparrowhawkShurlock Row2R Alliss
18:02
Pair.  
27/08/21SparrowhawkCrookham Common1P Brant
18:10
 
22/08/21SparrowhawkThatcham1R Keel
15:15
male. A narrow escape for one of our local Blackbirds. SU503674.  
13/08/21SparrowhawkTilehurst1J Lerpiniere
08:04
fem. Whizzed through garden. SU665742.  
11/08/21SparrowhawkFleethill Farm1R F Milligan
12:17
m, low across the fields on the southern side. Private site, view only from footpath.  
07/08/21SparrowhawkLower Caversham1R Sajdak
05:41
fem. Hunting in my garden.  
05/08/21SparrowhawkEarley1E Charlson
16:00
On roof of bird table. SU760712.  
31/07/21SparrowhawkReading1S A Graham
20:00
Lundy lane. SU691733.  
29/07/21SparrowhawkCookham Rise, Maidenhead1B D Clews
11:30
Emerged from Privet hedge, and bounced off the head of Mrs Birdman, to pursue House Sparrow. The Sparrow survived unharmed, as indeed did Hazel!  
24/07/21SparrowhawkWhiteknights Park, Reading2P Gipson
15:00
At least 2 juvs heard calling in The Wilderness.  
20/07/21SparrowhawkNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
08:20
male imm. Small brown male came drifting through the tree tops around Sainsbury's car park and across the dual road into the large Plane trees at the base of BT. It went unnoticed by the occupants of BT. SU473668.  
19/07/21SparrowhawkWokingham1S Stevenson
18:20
m. Flying southward over the garden with an unfortunate small bird (fledgling maybe) clutched in its talons. SU813684.  
15/07/21SparrowhawkTilehurst1J Lerpiniere
14:04
 
11/07/21SparrowhawkThurle Down1N J Bucknell
10:40
fem. circling with Buzzard.  
10/07/21SparrowhawkHolyport1S K Proddow
15:30
m. Over money row green garage.  
10/07/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
14:45
fem. circling over fields near Swan Hotel.  
07/07/21SparrowhawkFurze Platt1B Reeve
11:00
In my back garden. Young one after the sparrows but unlucky.  
03/07/21SparrowhawkClayfield Copse, Caversham1J Lerpiniere
10:26
 
02/07/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
16:20
fem. bursting from bushes at Cleeve Court with what appeared to be a young Song Thrush in its talons.  
01/07/21SparrowhawkWindsor1K G White
12:30
fem. Carrying prey. SU931769.  
23/06/21SparrowhawkReading1S A Graham
11:20
Lundy Lane: poss. f/w being persude by Covid before taking shelter in tree's. SU690734.  
29/04/21SparrowhawkOckwells Park, Cox Green1B D Clews
08:30
 
22/06/21SparrowhawkRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs1K G White
11:30
fem. flew across the lake to the west side. SU567661.  
21/06/21SparrowhawkEnglefield1L Ellams
20:20
Carrying a young bird of some sort for its dinner.  
14/06/21SparrowhawkBradfield Southend2J Lerpiniere
15:58
Both circling and fluttering with some calling. SU5970.  
09/06/21SparrowhawkHome Park, Windsor1K Jones
18:45
Flying in direction of Eton. SU971778.  
06/06/21SparrowhawkReading1S A Graham
18:30
Lundy lane: prob. female low and fast over the rooftops. SU690733.  
30/05/21SparrowhawkReading1S A Graham
18:16
Lundy lane: first fly over in 6 months. SU690734.  
30/05/21SparrowhawkTilehurst1G Sumner
17:35
Soaring high over garden. SU660746.  
26/05/21SparrowhawkKennetmouth1R C Price
09:45
fem. Soaring over the mouth.  
22/05/21SparrowhawkNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
06:50
umm male. Came floating over the rooftops and Sainsbury's car park hunting mobbed by Goldfinches. SU473669.  
15/05/21SparrowhawkBracknell, Jocks Park1D A MacKenzie Dodds
14:05
m. Took a Sparrow by the tennis courts right in front of us.  
29/04/21SparrowhawkOckwells Park, Cox Green1B D Clews
06:30
male, attacking Song Thrush, unsuccessfully.  
05/05/21SparrowhawkFobney Meadow1R C Price
08:45
fem. In tree where dsmntld rlwy crosses footpath 6. Making a lot of noise while surrounded by 3 jackdaws and 2 magpies.  
01/05/21SparrowhawkEarley1E Charlson
18:35
m. On side gate between my house and next door. SU760712.  
01/05/21SparrowhawkNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
09:05
f. Recce over gardens eat of police station. SU473669.  
26/04/21SparrowhawkRemenham1A N Stow
17:30
m.  
26/04/21SparrowhawkNewbury Racecourse1D Edwards
17:30
Flew across Racecourse and headed north between apartment buildings at 2nd floor level.  
25/04/21SparrowhawkWhitley Wood, Reading1R Holder
10:23
 
22/04/21SparrowhawkHigh Wood, Earley1D Tainton
17:55
 
19/04/21SparrowhawkCookham Rise, Maidenhead1B D Clews
10:30
male in Broomhill garden peeling an unfortunate House Sparrow.  
17/04/21SparrowhawkNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
07:04
fem. hunting though trees around Sainsbury's car park and BT. SU473668.  
15/04/21SparrowhawkFobney Meadow1J J Kearns
15:20
m.  
13/04/21SparrowhawkEast Fen, Moor Green Lakes1R Dawson
11:25
Please only view from the public bridleway.  
13/04/21SparrowhawkWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
08:10
Circling high before heading off west.  
12/04/21SparrowhawkStrand Water, Cookham1M Vogel
13:30
 
12/04/21SparrowhawkWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
12:15
Dark bird over W.  
11/04/21SparrowhawkWhite Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1B Crathorne
09:30
 
09/04/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
13:00
at Cleeve Court.  
10/04/21SparrowhawkThatcham1R Keel
10:45
male. Caught lone Blue Tit perched on wires in the open. SU503674.  
05/04/21SparrowhawkCaversham2J J Kearns
16:12
m & f. Over garden being pursued by a dozen or so Jackdaws.  
04/04/21SparrowhawkEarley1K Sparks
11:46
soaring over our garden.  
04/04/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
16:50
fem. over Thames at Cleeve Reach.  
02/04/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
12:55
at Cleeve Court.  
31/03/21SparrowhawkTheale1G Sumner
16:38
fem. One soaring with a Red Kite. SU643716.  
30/03/21SparrowhawkFobney Lock, K&A Canal, Reading1R C Price
11:45
In tree south of lock.  
29/03/21SparrowhawkNorth Ascot1S D Abbott
17:35
High over west.  
29/03/21SparrowhawkLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1D W Hampton
14:12
On Reed pile at back of bund.  
29/03/21SparrowhawkEarley1K Sparks
13:37
soaring over the suburb. Further north and much higher a buzzard soaring.  
28/03/21Sparrowhawkmy garden Islet Road Maidenhead1D Fuller
13:01
fem. Female soaring low over my garden. SU900833.  
27/03/21SparrowhawkSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs1R Hanson
11:41
hiding in trees next to lake, photo uploaded.  
25/03/21SparrowhawkTilehurst1G Sumner
10:15
male. Over Dark Lane.  
24/03/21SparrowhawkJubilee River1B Crathorne
11:00
fem.  
24/03/21SparrowhawkMoor Green Lakes1R J Godden
10:00
CLN.  
23/03/21SparrowhawkTilehurst1J Lerpiniere
11:22
male. Just missed a Blackbird which is feeding young in garden, stopped on fence but left immediately as a crow flew at it. SU665742.  
22/03/21SparrowhawkFobney Meadow1R C Price
12:00
fem. Soaring over east of marsh.  
22/03/21SparrowhawkBurnthouse Lane floods1S Robertson
12:40
Male flying low over ponds.  
21/03/21SparrowhawkCrowthorne Wood1P Bright-Thomas
13:00
Displaying.  
20/03/21SparrowhawkLittle Sandhurst, Sandhurst1P Leigh
14:37
Unperturbed by the side of the road with a fresh Wood Pigeon kill (see photo). SU831619.  
20/03/21SparrowhawkLittle Sandhurst, Sandhurst1D Sussex
12:43
seen a few times in last few days.  
18/03/21SparrowhawkJubilee River1D Cleal
13:40
Over from the wetlands heading to Dorney Common.  
18/03/21SparrowhawkLower Caversham1R Sajdak
08:12
fem. Chasing birds round my garden but didn’t get any and gave up after while.  
12/03/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
14:30
fem. over Thames near Cleeve Court.  
12/03/21SparrowhawkCaversham1J J Kearns
15:41
f. Flew across our garden.  
12/03/21SparrowhawkBray Wick, Maidenhead1B Crathorne
10:30
 
10/03/21SparrowhawkFobney Meadow1A V Lawson
13:00
m. Displaying.  
10/03/21SparrowhawkForest Park, Bracknell1J Crouch
16:00
m. With Great Tit kill from feeders.  
09/03/21SparrowhawkKennetmouth1R C Price
09:45
Female. By gasometer . Under the foot bridge eating a pigeon. Still picking away at 10:10.  
08/03/21SparrowhawkReading1R C Price
11:53
Flying from SW before soaring over London Road/London Street junction.  
06/03/21SparrowhawkHurst1P O'Neill
13:00
juv. Flew out of hedgerow beside Lines Road into tree then flew off low over field. Probably male judging by small size.  
03/03/21SparrowhawkThatcham1R Keel
11:23
male. On garden fence then roof. SU503674.  
01/03/21SparrowhawkTilehurst1J Lerpiniere
17:04
Allotment, zoomed past just above head height. Male sized. SU670748.  
02/03/21SparrowhawkTilehurst1J Lerpiniere
17:01
male. In garden yet again. SU665742.  
26/02/21SparrowhawkFobney Meadow1A V Lawson
Male displaying.  
28/02/21SparrowhawkHolyport1S K Proddow
13:00
m.  
26/02/21SparrowhawkNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R J Godden
11:00
f. Please only view from the public footpath.  
24/02/21SparrowhawkEmmbrook1P O'Neill
08:30
fem. Over Lowther Road.  
21/02/21SparrowhawkDecoy Heath1J Lerpiniere
16:41
male. SU611635.  
21/02/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
14:40
fem. over water east of STW, later at STW.  
21/02/21SparrowhawkPurley on Thames, Reading1M J Smith
10:10
Overlooking garden this morning.  
19/02/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
12:10
flying over Thames near Cleeve Lock.  
16/02/21SparrowhawkBurghfield GPs1S Robertson
13:05
Flew over.  
15/02/21SparrowhawkMoor Green Lakes1S Stevenson
12:24
f. Low over the paddock.  
10/02/21SparrowhawkTrilakes Country Park1D Sussex
13:00
m. hunting along river.  
13/02/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
12:10
male. at Streatley Farm.  
12/02/21SparrowhawkPadworth Lane floods1K E Moore
14:30
fem. On roadside fence.  
06/02/21SparrowhawkSwinley Park2J Crouch
12:30
Displaying/flying above Bog Lane entrance. SU888678.  
06/02/21SparrowhawkFobney Meadow1R Holder
09:28
m.  
05/02/21SparrowhawkSwinley Forest2R Parsons
11:14
 
05/02/21SparrowhawkTilehurst1J Lerpiniere
10:23
SU665742.  
03/02/21SparrowhawkCookham Rise, Maidenhead1B D Clews
12:00
female swooped through our Broomhill garden but had no success.  
31/01/21SparrowhawkHigh Wood, Earley1D Tainton
11:30
Mobbed by a small flock of Goldfinches.  
30/01/21SparrowhawkCookham Rise, Maidenhead1B D Clews
13:30
female dashed through our Broomhill garden but missed all available snacks.  
30/01/21SparrowhawkSulhamstead1P Hickman
14:45
Sitting in tree above feeders in back garden.  
29/01/21SparrowhawkHolyport1S K Proddow
13:00
m. Hearne drive garden.  
28/01/21SparrowhawkWhiteknights Park, Reading1S Lynch
13:55
f. SU733721.  
28/01/21SparrowhawkNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R J Godden
10:30
Circling overhead. Please only view from the public footpath.  
24/01/21SparrowhawkStreatley1N J Bucknell
12:15
male. at Streatley Farm.  
23/01/21SparrowhawkChurn Farm (Oxon)1N J Bucknell
16:10
fem. along old railway line.  
21/01/21SparrowhawkWhiteknights Lake, Reading1P Gipson
14:53
 
17/01/21SparrowhawkBerkshire Downs at Aldworth1N J Bucknell
11:00
fem. circling overhead, near Warren Farm.  
14/01/21SparrowhawkThatcham1R Keel
12:45
male. Flushed from ground in Pound Lane Park.  
09/01/21SparrowhawkFobney Meadow1R C Price
12:05
male.  
04/01/21SparrowhawkLower Caversham1R Sajdak
15:01
male. Back in my garden eyeing my bird feeders.  
01/01/21SparrowhawkEast Fen, Moor Green Lakes1R J Godden
10:00
Please only view from the public bridleway.