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
30/11/21StarlingNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh5000G Stewart
15:45
Another large murmuration late this afternoon about 5000+ Starling- only seen for about 10 minutes.  
23/11/21StarlingNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh1G Stewart
15:55
2500. Murmuration seen again but of shorter duration. Probably 2500-3000 birds. After main flock went to roost still more flew in over the Reed beds.  
24/11/21StarlingWindsor Promenade100K Rhodes
16:44
Approx Going to roost under Windsor bridge.  
17/11/21StarlingSonning1L G Evans
18:07
 
17/11/21StarlingMaidenhead1B D Clews
10:30
Escape
Red-winged or Tristram's Starling photographed in Oaken Grove Park by Rahat Kazmi, presumed cage escape.  
16/11/21StarlingNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh2500G Stewart
15:50
Murmuration of about 2500/3000 Starling seen about 15.55 to 16.05hrs not so so long as seen on previous occasions. After the Main flock had gone to roost further flocks of 100 or so Starling flew southwards over the lake.  
13/11/21StarlingNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh1G Stewart
15:55
Murmuration of Starling seen around !5.55 to 16.15 with about 2000 to 2500 birds. Viewed from east of lake by the beach towards S.W over the reed beds.  
09/11/21StarlingNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh1G Stewart
16:15
Murmuration of 2000/3000 (maybe more) over reed beds in same location as last year- Viewed from east of lake looking south west.  
08/11/21StarlingHosehill Lake, Theale GPs20000D Andrews
16:00
 
08/11/21StarlingHosehill Lake, Theale GPs600J E Andrews
16:00
 
07/11/21StarlingChurn Farm (Oxon)1500N J Bucknell
15:45
either side of concrete road.  
07/11/21StarlingStreatley Warren110S A Graham
09:30
Approx.  
06/11/21StarlingCow Down, West Ilsley200G Sumner
13:37
SU467846.  
06/11/21StarlingCaversham7J J Kearns
08:10
In garden feeding on berries.  
03/11/21StarlingLower Farm GP450B Lyle
16:05
approx.  
03/11/21StarlingHindhay Farm, Pinkneys Green100B D Clews
11:30
On fresh tillage.  
25/10/21StarlingNew workings, Moor Green Lakes20R J Godden
09:00
Feeding on the landfill. Please only view from the public footpath.  
24/10/21StarlingWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
09:00
125, all W.  
24/10/21StarlingNewbury BT Exchange250K G White
07:40
Flock came out of roost from R.Kennet trees near football ground. Went west low along the Kennet. SU474669.  
11/10/21StarlingHindhay Farm, Pinkneys Green500B D Clews
10:15
on fresh plough.  
08/10/21StarlingFobney Meadow120R C Price
17:10
Flying west over marsh. In one group.  
08/10/21StarlingCrookham Common50A E Hickman
11:45
Approx in one flock.  
06/10/21StarlingEnglefield250R Crawford
10:30
 
04/09/21StarlingNewbury BT Exchange140K G White
06:45
Coming out of town centre roost, going SE. SU474670.  
27/08/21StarlingNewbury BT Exchange85K G White
06:15
Coming out of town centre from roost all going SE. SU474669.  
25/07/21StarlingReading680A Murdoch
20:43
About this number spotted performing over west of town centre area.  
24/07/21StarlingChristchurch Meadows, Reading150R Crawford
20:00
On and around footbridge over the Thames.  
10/07/21StarlingOckwells Park, Cox Green500B D Clews
12:11
 
30/06/21StarlingShurlock Row60R Alliss
15:34
Probably juveniles circling over the house.  
26/06/21StarlingTheale70G Sumner
19:34
SU643716.  
08/06/21StarlingCabbage Hill, Newell Green30M Green
06:00
Group of starlings been around for the last week. Big mix of adults and juveniles.  
31/05/21StarlingShurlock Row60R Alliss
10:40
a mini murmuration for the last 3 evenings.  
29/05/21StarlingNew workings, Moor Green Lakes30R J Godden
08:00
Together in a tree near Cricket Hill houses but within Moor Green recording area. Please only view from the public footpath.  
23/05/21StarlingEnglefield38R Crawford
08:00
Flock of mostly young birds.  
22/05/21StarlingMay's Farm, Three Mile Cross5R Holder
14:41
 
22/05/21StarlingLea Farm, Hurst30F J Cottington
06:15
Mostly young birds along new fencing.  
12/05/21StarlingPangbourne10A Taylor
10:00
4 adult, 6 juv. First record in our garden this year of young starlings being fed from feeders.  
12/05/21StarlingCaversham Heights, Reading6S Cullura
13:15
Parents with brood of 4 young birds spotted in undergrowth.  
11/05/21StarlingLower Caversham9S Wearing
14:00
6 ad and 3 juvs. First juveniles of the year in my garden, being fed by adults. SU725743.  
01/05/21StarlingNorth Ascot5S D Abbott
13:00
2ad/3juv. On garden fat feeder.  
10/03/21StarlingHyde Farm, Pinkneys Green900M Copland
15:30
Feeding on stubble/recent seeding. SU848831.  
11/03/21StarlingWinnersh12R Angus
In garden.  
23/02/21StarlingEmmer Green, Reading12C Garrett
14:56
 
08/02/21StarlingWidbrook Common70D Cleal
16:00
 
23/01/21StarlingArborfield400D Sussex
13:15
Large flock on grass field. Estimate between 400-450.  
11/01/21StarlingUpper Bucklebury20B Lyle
15:22
landed in tree tops and moved south west presumable on their way to Thatcham Marsh. A rare bird in my garden.  
08/01/21StarlingNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh3000G Stewart
16:15
Another good murmuration over the Reed beds possibly 3000 or so birds to start with but more and more Starling joining.