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
25/10/21SwallowWindsor Great Park1D Sussex
11:00
near Flemish farm.  
24/10/21SwallowNewbury1A E Hickman
12:30
Flying south over fields south of Enborne road. First one I've seen for a few weeks. SU453661.  
15/10/21SwallowFleethill Farm2J C Morgan
10:30
on 9 seen with RD. Private site, view only from footpath.  
11/10/21SwallowEmmer Green, Reading1A B Tomczynski
09:00
Circled over house.  
09/10/21SwallowSulhamstead Abbots3K E Moore
16:00
Flying over Farm going S.  
08/10/21SwallowEmmbrook1P O'Neill
13:30
juv. In with House martins over Old Forest Meadows.  
06/10/21SwallowEmmer Green, Reading2A B Tomczynski
08:00
Seen from garden.  
04/10/21SwallowStreatley8N J Bucknell
flying south over Thames and Streatley Farm between 17-00 and 17-30.  
03/10/21SwallowWindsor rugby club6D A MacKenzie Dodds
09:10
Flying over home park in the cold gloom (well before the sun burned the clouds away) as the Windsor youth rugby tournament began. SU972777.  
03/10/21SwallowWoose Hill4P Bright-Thomas
09:30
 
03/10/21SwallowStreatley1N J Bucknell
15:15
flying south low over Streatley Farm.  
03/10/21SwallowChurn Farm (Oxon)11N J Bucknell
7 juveniles perched on power line by Ridgeway, 15 yards from county boundary at 10-45, 4 flying low west over field north of concrete road at 11-25.  
03/10/21SwallowCompton Downs1N J Bucknell
10:05
flying north east (!) over track to Churn.  
03/10/21SwallowNewbury BT Exchange20K G White
07:30
Flock passing high over BT. SU473670.  
02/10/21SwallowLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP500F J Cottington
08:28
5 groups of 40-120 passing through SE in barely half an hour. 60% went over LFL then Lavell's, the other 40% went over just beyond Lea Farm buildings.  
02/10/21SwallowLower Farm GP5N Cleere
10:00
 
01/10/21SwallowCrookham Common2M J Dear
15:00
 
26/09/21SwallowCrookham Common4M J Dear
15:35
 
25/09/21SwallowStreatley3N J Bucknell
16:50
flying south over Thames north of village.  
22/09/21SwallowFobney Meadow2A V Lawson
09:00
 
17/09/21SwallowLower Farm GP1N Cleere
10:15
south.  
16/09/21SwallowGreenham Common2R C Watts
12:30
 
14/09/21SwallowDorney Wetlands, Jubilee River15B Crathorne
16:00
 
13/09/21SwallowCrookham Common10M J Dear
14:39
 
11/09/21SwallowWokingham6P O'Neill
16:00
2 adult, 4 juv. On wires near Ashridge Farm.  
10/09/21SwallowWokingham6P O'Neill
12:45
At least 6 still on telegraph line and flying around at Ashridge Farm.  
08/09/21SwallowGreenham Common40M J Dear
10:13
 
07/09/21SwallowShurlock Row60R Alliss
10:37
a mix of about 60 swallows and House Martin swirling about. Impossible to say how many of each.  
04/09/21SwallowGreenham Common20M J Dear
09:23
 
02/09/21SwallowWokingham11P O'Neill
16:30
At least 7 juveniles on telegraph line in Bell Foundry Rd still being fed by adults.  
02/09/21SwallowCompton Downs30M J Dear
16:03
 
01/09/21SwallowFobney Meadow30R C Price
18:30
 
01/09/21SwallowFobney Meadow100A V Lawson
15:49
Conservative estimate of the numbers feeding low over the meadows.  
30/08/21SwallowWalbury Hill6S A Graham
09:00
Low down in gloomy conditions.  
29/08/21SwallowShurlock Row6R Alliss
18:02
 
29/08/21SwallowWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
12:53
North East.  
24/08/21SwallowGreenham Common30A B Merrick
10:45
Including a very striking leucistic bird persistently around the BBOWT compound and building by control tower car park.  
22/08/21SwallowThatcham2R Keel
18:13
North over garden. SU503674.  
21/08/21SwallowLower Farm GP200N Cleere
09:30
 
17/08/21SwallowPangbourne2A Taylor
18:30
Feeding low over Pang meadows. An unusual sighting at this location, but maybe attracted by grazing cattle.  
11/08/21SwallowNew workings, Moor Green Lakes5R F Milligan
12:30
Heading S/E. Please only view from the public footpath.  
10/08/21SwallowBurnthouse Lane GP, Pingewood GPs3S Robertson
13:31
Please only view from the public footpath.  
08/08/21SwallowWokingham3R C Watts
11:30
All birds seen around. Luckley Road. SU806673.  
04/08/21SwallowNew workings, Moor Green Lakes3R F Milligan
11:18
Western end of the diggings. Please only view from the public footpath.  
01/08/21SwallowFobney Meadow12R C Price
11:10
Over marsh and west of.  
25/07/21SwallowHolyport30S K Proddow
11:00
Gays lane.  
24/07/21SwallowHolyport30S K Proddow
10:30
Field off Gays Lane.  
25/07/21SwallowNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
07:41
Foraging over Craven Rd amongst the Swifts. SU474670.  
24/07/21SwallowSulham3A Taylor
16:45
Flying low over large arable field just north of village adjacent to stables on opposite side of Sulham Lane.  
20/07/21SwallowBucklebury25D Reynolds
08:34
At Farm Park.  
11/07/21SwallowNewbury town centre1K G White
06:55
juv. Foraging around King St gardens ...wandered over from the Kennet R ? SU475668.  
27/06/21SwallowWokingham6S Stevenson
16:17
four fledged swallows this year. Unfortunately with the closure of Wokingham Equestrian Centre, the stable block where they nest each year is set to be demolished. SU811675.  
27/06/21SwallowShurlock Row6R Alliss
15:13
About a dozen mixed Swallows and House Martins swirling around too fast to count.  
26/06/21SwallowWokingham2P O'Neill
07:45
ad. On telephone wire, Bell Foundry Lane.  
23/06/21SwallowOckwells Park, Cox Green3B D Clews
07:19
 
07/06/21SwallowEmmbrook1P O'Neill
19:00
Low over Eamer Crescent.  
07/06/21SwallowWoodley1S Scott
17:00
Feeding over Reading Road allotments.  
31/05/21SwallowEton Wick2K Jones
18:00
Around the allotments. SU948787.  
31/05/21SwallowBarkham2P O'Neill
08:00
Pair flying in and out of stable block nr Blagrove Lane.  
24/05/21SwallowThatcham1R Keel
13:52
A tardy migrant N low over garden. SU503674.  
22/05/21SwallowSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs50A V Lawson
06:00
Estimated number low over the water as a large number of small flies emerged from the water.  
22/05/21SwallowMay's Farm, Three Mile Cross3R Holder
14:37
 
11/05/21SwallowShurlock Row2R Alliss
11:16
m. On wires Hungerford Lane.  
10/05/21SwallowEnglefield4C J Forsey
14:43
Low over the main pond in the deer park.  
09/05/21SwallowLower Farm GP200N Cleere
10:35
approx this number amongst mixed flock of 500+ hirundines and swifts.  
09/05/21SwallowWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
09:10
>NW, first of year from garden.  
07/05/21SwallowAldworth, The Bell1M J Amphlett
19:00
Overflew, possibly a couple more. SU556796.  
05/05/21SwallowBlack Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP50S D Abbott
19:20
At least this number.  
05/05/21SwallowLower Farm GP50B Lyle
15:00
 
04/05/21SwallowFobney Meadow20R C Price
15:00
Over marsh.  
04/05/21SwallowBurghfield GPs70S Robertson
12:31
70 plus.  
04/05/21SwallowColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes40P Bright-Thomas
08:30
Feeding vigorously at sheltered W end.  
02/05/21SwallowMoor Green Lakes8B Dickinson
15:00
At least, over West meres. SU804622.  
02/05/21SwallowBlack Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP6P J Crowley
08:00
minimum count on Black Swan Lake.  
02/05/21SwallowHyde Farm, Pinkneys Green1B Crathorne
11:00
 
01/05/21SwallowSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs12S Cullura
17:15
 
01/05/21SwallowCock Marsh10J Rose
10:00
 
01/05/21SwallowWokingham1S Stevenson
08:14
By Wokingham Equestrian Centre. SU810675.  
30/04/21SwallowFobney Meadow10R C Price
17:45
Feeding low over marsh.  
30/04/21SwallowPangbourne STW4M Winkworth
11:35
Over the Thames.  
30/04/21SwallowThames Valley Business Park, Reading15M J Mitchell
08:12
 
29/04/21SwallowColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes30R Reedman
11:30
SU804624.  
29/04/21SwallowSummerleaze GP12R Bampfield
08:30
 
29/04/21SwallowMain Pit, Theale GPs150R Crawford
08:15
 
29/04/21SwallowHosehill Lake, Theale GPs25R Crawford
08:00
 
29/04/21SwallowNew workings, Moor Green Lakes150R J Godden
06:15
A tight flock flew in from the south and swirled around like a starling murmuration and settled on the reeds on East Fen. As more landed the reeds buckled under their weight and they flew up. This happened a few times before they settled on the posts and netting in East Fen when an accurate count could be made. Please only view from the public footpath.  
29/04/21SwallowThames Valley Business Park, Reading2M J Mitchell
08:00
Thames.  
28/04/21SwallowBlack Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP100S D Abbott
19:10
Viewed from opposite sailing club - approximate count with smaller numbers of Sand and House Martin.  
28/04/21SwallowLower Farm GP100B Lyle
15:00
 
28/04/21SwallowSouth Lake, Woodley20D Tainton
14:13
Hawking over Southlake with approx same number Housemartins.  
26/04/21SwallowRemenham14A N Stow
17:30
Passing over into Bucks in one's and two's.  
26/04/21SwallowFobney Meadow3R C Price
16:20
 
26/04/21SwallowWhiteknights Park, Reading1K Sparks
12:01
flashed through, heading north.  
26/04/21SwallowThree Mile Cross2B Dickinson
18:34
Over May's Farm. SU720681.  
25/04/21SwallowFobney Meadow5R C Price
15:30
 
25/04/21SwallowNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
06:05
BT flyover going high NE. SU473669.  
23/04/21SwallowCrookham Pools, Crookham Common1C J Forsey
15:24
Only bird left after the dog idiots walked away from pools.. then watched a 'wolf-like' dog attack the nearby cattle with owner unable to stop a sustained attack, good grief.  
22/04/21SwallowMartin's Heron, Bracknell1M A Johnstone
07:00
Flying over Allsmoor Field. The first I've seen here since 1998!  
21/04/21SwallowStreatley2R C Watts
15:00
 
21/04/21SwallowCrookham Common1S Wearing
09:45
 
18/04/21SwallowSulham2A Taylor
16:00
Flying between stables and large field on east side of Sulham Lane just north of village.  
16/04/21SwallowEmmbrook1P O'Neill
12:15
Heading N over Queens Road.  
15/04/21SwallowPadworth Common3G Sumner
11:35
Flew over Rectory Rd. SU617655.  
12/04/21SwallowBraywoodside1D A MacKenzie Dodds
16:20
First of the year for us. SU870750.  
11/04/21SwallowWoolhampton GPs60R Keel
12:30
 
11/04/21SwallowCharvil30M J Hubbard
14:43
SU765769.  
11/04/21SwallowSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs30J E Andrews
07:00
 
10/04/21SwallowColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes30P Bright-Thomas
17:30
Numbers growing as the rain got heavier.  
10/04/21SwallowBlack Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP15P J Crowley
10:00
at least, near the sailing club.  
10/04/21SwallowPadworth Lane GP100L Ellams
12:18
 
10/04/21SwallowThatcham Marsh40R Keel
11:15
25 in treetops with a few House and Sand Martins. The remainder feeding over various GPs.  
10/04/21SwallowRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs8K G White
07:31
minimum. SU568663.  
09/04/21SwallowWestley Mill1R Parsons
10:30
 
08/04/21SwallowMain Pit, Theale GPs5R C Watts
19:22
With R.C.A.A. And R.S..  
08/04/21SwallowBurnthouse Lane GP, Pingewood GPs1S Robertson
13:31
Please only view from the public footpath.  
08/04/21SwallowMoor Green Lakes20R J Godden
11:00
 
08/04/21SwallowLea Farm Lake4F J Cottington
07:30
 
07/04/21SwallowSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs100J E Andrews
10:30
 
07/04/21SwallowLower Farm GP50B Lyle
14:30
 
07/04/21SwallowPadworth Lane GP60A E Hickman
12:20
Approx this number over the gravel pit, many very low, and adjacent river.  
07/04/21SwallowNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh15R Keel
10:00
Feeding low over GP.  
06/04/21SwallowHosehill Lake, Theale GPs5K P Duncan
21:35
 
06/04/21SwallowTheale Lakes Business Park2M Terry
12:32
Over >N.  
06/04/21SwallowCrookham Common1R Keel
09:48
Over N. SU513645.  
05/04/21SwallowPadworth Lane GP10K E Moore
13:30
approx.  
05/04/21SwallowHyde Farm, Pinkneys Green2B Crathorne
14:00
 
05/04/21SwallowLittle John's Farm, Reading1S A Graham
14:35
Cow lane: struggling N. over the Thames.  
05/04/21SwallowLower Farm GP35I Quelch
11:30
Sitting on overhead cable in field behind car park.  
05/04/21SwallowInkpen Hill1J Hale
07:30
Flying east on the north side of the hill.  
04/04/21SwallowFobney Meadow3R C Price
15:00
Flying west behind marsh.  
05/04/21SwallowLower Farm GP6R Keel
09:30
 
04/04/21SwallowStreatley2N J Bucknell
09:40
apparently taking up territory at the stables near Thurle Grange.  
04/04/21SwallowEmmer Green, Reading2A B Tomczynski
10:00
Circled over garden chasing each other. Heard later. Local breeders at nearby stables returning. Arrived on 7th last year. Male Siskin back again having not been seen for days.  
03/04/21SwallowWoolhampton GPs4M J Dear
16:04
 
03/04/21SwallowStreatley1N J Bucknell
11:30
flying north up the Thames.  
03/04/21SwallowLower Farm GP3M J Dear
09:00
 
03/04/21SwallowPadworth Lane GP30P Hickman
09:20
At least thirty over the gravel pits.  
03/04/21SwallowSearle's Farm Lane GP (S), Burghfield GPs1M F Walford
 
03/04/21SwallowHosehill Lake, Theale GPs3R Crawford
07:45
 
02/04/21SwallowArborfield3R Keel
16:30
Over N singing.  
02/04/21SwallowFleethill Farm4P Bright-Thomas
17:30
Over southern pools. Private site, view only from footpath.  
02/04/21SwallowFarley Hill1P Bright-Thomas
16:45
 
02/04/21SwallowNewland Farm, Charvil1M J Hubbard
14:59
 
02/04/21SwallowThames Meadows, Purley1D Massie
14:00
Flying north.  
02/04/21SwallowAston1S K Proddow
13:00
By the lock.  
01/04/21SwallowCombe Gibbet1C McEwan
15:55
1. Heading north. SU3662.  
01/04/21SwallowBlack Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP2P Bright-Thomas
18:45
Over SE end of BSL.  
01/04/21SwallowFleethill Farm20J C Morgan
10:00
All sightings with RD. Private site, view only from footpath.  
01/04/21SwallowMoss End1L R Blundell
11:41
Heading north towards Maidenhead.  
01/04/21SwallowStreatley1N J Bucknell
11:55
flying north up the Thames, north of village, also 2 at Moulsford (Oxon) at 11-15.  
31/03/21SwallowShurlock Row1R Alliss
20:11
Circling over the village twice this afternoon.  
30/03/21SwallowTaylormade Stables2M Copland
15:00
Inspecting loose box sites with existing nests. SU889843.  
30/03/21SwallowNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1T Callister
15:00
Please only view from the public footpath.  
29/03/21SwallowLower Farm GP1D Andrews
14:33
 
29/03/21SwallowHigh Wood, Earley1D Tainton
13:00
 
29/03/21SwallowLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1F J Cottington
07:36
Feeding briefly with Sand Martin out of the wind under trees along South edge of Lavell's.  
28/03/21SwallowNewbury1A E Hickman
18:15
Near Northcroft park. SU461673.