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
24/11/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEton Wick1K Rhodes
09:54
f. On feeders.  
23/11/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCaversham1J J Kearns
08:56
f. Hammering away at our bug hotel.  
17/11/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSonning1L G Evans
18:07
 
16/11/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCaversham1J J Kearns
09:11
m. In garden apple tree.  
12/11/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSonning Meadows1R C Watts
14:20
SU758762.  
11/11/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHolyport1S K Proddow
07:47
On feeders.  
10/11/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCaversham1J J Kearns
10:30
m. In garden apple tree.  
05/11/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCaversham, R. Thames1J J Kearns
11:00
m.  
02/11/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerBattlemead Common, Cookham1B D Clews
11:00
 
28/10/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerGreen Park1S Robertson
12:09
in tree outside office window.  
23/10/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerBattlemead Common, Cookham1B D Clews
10:00
 
16/10/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerView Island, R. Thames, Caversham1J J Kearns
11:29
 
04/10/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead2P Hickman
15:05
f+juv. Female and juvenile (still showing slight red feathers on crown) on feeders in back garden.  
27/09/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead4P Hickman
16:30
In cherry tree and at feeders in back garden. One female, one juvenile still showing slight traces of red on crown and two presumed juveniles.  
25/09/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1R C Watts
13:35
Seen from path on way back to car .  
24/09/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead2P Hickman
16:55
f. At feeders in back garden.  
19/09/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1A Kydd
19:51
 
29/08/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCaversham1R C Watts
06:55
Back garden on apple tree. SU722756.  
24/08/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead1P Hickman
13:24
juv. On feeder in back garden. Daily visitor.  
22/08/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerLower Earley1D J Mills
09:30
male. local bird calling repeatedly from top of favourite tall ASH - sadly no SWIFT seen since 18th.  
21/08/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerBattlemead Common, Cookham2B D Clews
14:30
 
12/08/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerFurze Platt1T Firth
11:06
Our regular visitor back again on the feeders!  
12/08/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerOdney Club, Cookham1B D Clews
10:00
 
09/08/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1E Charlson
17:30
juv. On the fat balls again. SU760712.  
05/08/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1E Charlson
16:25
juv. Saw Sparrowhawk on bird table & decided not to stay. SU760712.  
05/08/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead1P Hickman
16:00
f. Female on sunflower heart feeder in back garden.  
05/08/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead2P Hickman
15:40
m+juv. Male and juvenile on adjacent sunflower heart feeders in back garden.  
04/08/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1E Charlson
16:40
juv. Back on the fat balls. SU760712.  
03/08/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1E Charlson
13:50
juv. On fat balls in garden. SU760712.  
29/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCookham Dean2B D Clews
10:30
Pigeon House Wood. One was calling very persistently so presumed to be a juv.  
25/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerUfton Nervet Woods2P Hickman
07:55
juv. On conifers west of Island farm road.  
25/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead1P Hickman
07:15
juv. On seed feeder in back garden.  
24/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1E Charlson
09:10
juv. On fat ball feeder. SU760712.  
24/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead1P Hickman
09:15
juv. On feeder in back garden.  
24/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerLower Earley1D J Mills
07:55
back again calling/feeding on top of garden Oak tree.  
22/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerBowdown Woods Nature Reserve1I Quelch
15:00
 
22/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerMaidenhead Thicket5W Hollway
09:15
All together in the dead trees.  
22/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1E Charlson
06:40
juv. On fat ball feeder. SU760712.  
18/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerLower Earley1D J Mills
07:55
brief call & feeding at top of Oak at bottom of garden.  
16/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerMy garden Islet Road Maidenhead3D Fuller
20:22
ad fem with 2 juv. all three together on my feeders mum showing them the ropes. SU900833.  
12/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead2P Hickman
17:55
male + juv. At feeders in back garden.  
11/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead1P Hickman
12:45
juv. On feeder in back garden.  
10/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead1P Hickman
19:45
juv. On sunflower heart feeder in back garden.  
10/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead1P Hickman
19:45
juv. On sunflower heart feeder in back garden.  
10/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerFurze Platt1T Firth
14:01
Now a very regular visitor to our garden.  
10/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCaversham1R C Watts
07:20
On fat ball feeders. SU721756.  
09/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
07:15
prob juv, landed on a radio mast above juv Peregrine, which then gave chase as it took off and headed for the large plane trees nearby. SU473668.  
07/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead1P Hickman
13:55
juv. On sunflower heart feeder in back garden.  
07/07/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead1P Hickman
13:55
juv. On sunflower heart feeder in back garden.  
30/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
06:35
Foraging from tree to tree around BT and Sainsbury's car park trees. SU473669.  
27/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCaversham1J J Kearns
08:06
juv. Tapping away on garden apple tree. Have not seen one in the garden for many months now. .  
27/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
06:30
Flying north over town centre tree tops (adult). SU472670.  
25/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead2P Hickman
15:55
f+juv. Female feeding very you g bird in back garden.  
24/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerLower Earley1D J Mills
08:20
feeding on branches at top of Red Kite's Oak.  
12/05/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerOckwells Park, Cox Green3B D Clews
09:30
plus nest hole with calling young.  
29/04/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerOckwells Park, Cox Green1B D Clews
08:30
 
23/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerOckwells Park, Cox Green5B D Clews
07:45
 
23/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead1P Hickman
12:35
juv. At sunflower heart feeder in back garden.  
20/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead3P Hickman
20:05
f+2juv. Female with two young near feeders in back garden.  
20/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead3P Hickman
20:05
f+2juv. Female with two young near feeders in back garden.  
19/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerMy garden Islet Road Maidenhead2D Fuller
20:45
ad pair. First the female and then male, both together on feeders. SU900833.  
18/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead3P Hickman
09:45
f+2juv. Adult female feeding young bird from sunflower heart feeder and a second young bird self sufficient.  
18/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerMoss End3L R Blundell
07:30
2a 1j. In the garden.  
17/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead2P Hickman
16:35
m+f. Conflict around the feeder in back garden. Female dominant.  
14/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerNorth Ascot2S D Abbott
08:30
ad/juv. Female feeding juvenile on sunflower hearts in garden.  
12/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerWidbrook Common3B D Clews
11:00
1 ad and 2 juvs on East side of road.  
11/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerOckwells Park, Cox Green6B D Clews
10:30
at least three territories, one nest with audible juvs found.  
10/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead2P Hickman
08:15
m+juv. Male feeding young on sunflower heart feeder in back garden.  
08/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerNorth Ascot2S D Abbott
18:00
ad/juv. Female feeding juvenile from sunflower feeder. SU905697.  
08/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCabbage Hill, Newell Green3M Green
06:00
 
07/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCaversham1R C Watts
19:42
On bird table for a few minutes. Nice garden tick. SU721756.  
07/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead2P Hickman
18:09
m+juv. Male feeding young with sunflower hearts in back garden.  
05/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerMaidenhead Thicket2B D Clews
11:30
 
03/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerLarks Hill1M Green
18:00
Near bridge by warfield school.  
02/06/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerKennetmouth1R C Price
07:40
Flying from SW into trees near Gasometer.  
31/05/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerLower Earley2D J Mills
09:00
m + f (pair). pairs seen in 2 separate locations so could be 4.  
23/05/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerMy garden Islet Road Maidenhead2D Fuller
12:44
ad fem amd juv. both came at different times feeding on my feeders. SU900833.  
06/05/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs1A Taylor
15:15
Drumming by R. Kennet.  
29/04/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerOckwells Park, Cox Green1B D Clews
06:30
 
02/05/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley2S Birks
12:43
Probable
Reading University woodland. SU738715.  
01/05/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerLower Earley1D J Mills
08:25
resident bird feeding in trees.  
27/04/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerMoatlands Main Lake, Theale GPs1C Feltham
08:40
m.  
24/04/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1R Holder
09:50
 
21/04/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHigh Wood, Earley1D Tainton
13:00
 
20/04/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCookham Dean2B D Clews
12:15
Pigeon House Wood.  
17/04/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerWhistley Green1J C Morgan
19:45
 
17/04/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerGreat Hollands Allotments1L Ne
07:50
m. Drumming on trees near allotments by the golf complex boundary. SU849668.  
16/04/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1K Sparks
06:51
has been drumming for the last few mornings, usually this early.  
14/04/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCharvil CP1K Sparks
10:22
drumming and calling.  
08/04/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCaversham, R. Thames1J J Kearns
14:56
m.  
06/04/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHigh Wood, Earley1D Tainton
13:20
 
04/04/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1K Sparks
10:06
drumming in trees at back of our garden.  
03/04/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerLower Earley1D J Mills
08:50
heard - calling & drumming.  
29/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHigh Wood, Earley1D Tainton
13:00
3.  
28/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1L Garner-Langham
11:15
Drumming loudly again.  
28/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerThames Valley Business Park, Reading1K Sparks
14:09
female.  
27/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1E Charlson
11:46
m. On fat balls. SU760712.  
22/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSwinley Park2J Crouch
15:30
 
21/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHigh Wood, Earley5D Tainton
14:00
 
21/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley3L Garner-Langham
12:30
One drumming loudly, one flew in to a nearby tree, one took off from the ground as I walked past at the allotments.  
20/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerWokingham2S Stevenson
07:49
Drumming in dead tree at bottom of Langborough Rec. SU813680.  
19/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1R C Watts
10:20
 
18/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHigh Wood, Earley1D Tainton
17:42
 
17/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1L Garner-Langham
15:00
Drumming loudly in a tree on the allotment.  
16/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerUpper Bucklebury1B Lyle
09:16
drumming.  
15/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerThames Valley Business Park, Reading1K Sparks
15:49
 
15/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerBurghfield GPs6R Crawford
07:30
 
15/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCalcot Mill2C Feltham
07:40
m + f.  
14/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCabbage Hill, Newell Green4M Green
06:15
 
11/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerWinnersh1R Angus
ad male.  
08/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerRiver Loddon2D Tainton
18:59
SU783737.  
06/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley2K Sparks
15:10
Male drumming in Bulmershe Park. Presumed female drumming close by in response.  
05/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerBurghfield Mill GP, Theale GPs2C Feltham
08:15
m. drumming, in different locations on the walk.  
03/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerThames Valley Business Park, Reading1K Sparks
11:22
drumming.  
02/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHigh Wood, Earley1D Tainton
15:33
 
02/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerWinnersh1R Angus
10:25
Feeding off fat mixture in coconut shell.  
02/03/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1E Charlson
10:34
f. On fat balls. SU760712.  
27/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerPurley on Thames, Reading1M J Smith
17:09
male. drumming on 2 dead branches of oak in garden, one deep note, one very high note.  
27/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1L Garner-Langham
12:39
Near the feeding area.  
26/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerWaltham Place2B D Clews
11:30
 
24/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCabbage Hill, Newell Green1M Green
13:00
Probable
Only heard today. Saw in similar spot a couple of days ago but can’t be sure great spotted.  
23/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerFobney Meadow1R C Price
12:30
In brick path copse.  
21/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1E Charlson
12:38
m. The male's turn on the feeder. SU760712.  
21/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1E Charlson
11:10
f. On bird table. SU760712.  
20/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerBattlemead Common, Cookham2B D Clews
14:00
both hammering.  
20/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerNorth Ascot2S D Abbott
11:15
Pair in garden.  
20/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerNorth Ascot1S D Abbott
09:00
Drumming along Sandy Lane.  
18/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerNorth Ascot2S D Abbott
12:00
m/f. In the garden together on seperate feeders. SU904698.  
18/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCabbage Hill, Newell Green1M Green
15:00
 
16/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulham Wood, Sulham1A Taylor
15:30
Drumming at north end of wood.  
15/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerWoodley1S Scott
14:31
Drumming away again in Town Lane.  
15/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerThames Valley Business Park, Reading1K Sparks
11:55
 
13/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerWoodley1S Scott
10:00
Male drumming in trees along Town Lane.  
12/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerPurley on Thames, Reading1M J Smith
15:59
male. On seed feeders feeding voraciously.  
11/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHigh Wood, Earley4D Tainton
15:22
 
10/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley3L Garner-Langham
11:45
All cose together at the allotment, one drumming on a tree.  
09/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1E Charlson
13:38
f. On fat balls. SU760712.  
06/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHigh Wood, Earley1D Tainton
13:40
 
06/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerWoodley1S Scott
10:30
Drumming in the trees along Town Lane. SU752738.  
05/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHigh Wood, Earley1D Tainton
11:00
 
05/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCaversham, R. Thames1R Dryden
09:35
Drumming in Hill's Meadow.  
03/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHigh Wood, Earley1D Tainton
21:22
 
03/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1L Garner-Langham
12:15
At the allotment.  
02/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead2P Hickman
15:45
m+f. Near garden feeders.  
02/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHigh Wood, Earley1K Sparks
12:35
drumming.  
01/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerWhiteknights Lake, Reading1P Gipson
13:20
Drumming.  
01/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead2P Hickman
11:25
m+f. In back garden.  
01/02/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCaversham1J J Kearns
09:06
m. Hammering away in garden apple tree.  
31/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerNorth Lake, South Hill Park, Bracknell2J E Warren
BGB count. e. SU869670.  
31/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHigh Wood, Earley3D Tainton
11:30
 
27/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHigh Wood, Earley3D Tainton
10:29
 
25/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerHigh Wood, Earley4D Tainton
01:17
 
25/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley4L Garner-Langham
12:15
3 chasing each other among the trees and a fourth drumming nearby.  
25/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley1E Charlson
11:55
f. On bird table in back garden. SU760712.  
25/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerWokingham1S Stevenson
08:40
SU817670.  
25/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerLower Earley1D J Mills
11:00
heard & seen near Crescent Cr.  
23/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerQuarry Wood1B D Clews
11:47
 
23/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEarley2L Garner-Langham
12:15
1m 1f. Near each other in trees on the allotment.  
23/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerWoodley1S Scott
11:10
Heard drumming somewhere in the trees along Town Lane.  
22/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerThames Valley Business Park, Reading1K Sparks
11:33
 
22/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerBracknell2S Robertson
09:55
In trees in back of garden.  
18/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEton Wick1K Rhodes
10:13
f. On garden feeder, daily visitor I’m pleased to say.  
15/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerWhiteknights Lake, Reading1K Sparks
13:02
 
15/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerLower Earley1L Garner-Langham
11:55
f. Later than usual, on the fat ball feeder.  
14/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCookham1B Reeve
14:40
 
13/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerThames Valley Business Park, Reading1K Sparks
15:35
 
11/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerEton Wick1K Rhodes
09:05
f. On garden feeders.  
05/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerMaidenhead1B Reeve
14:27
Ray mead road.  
10/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCaversham Heights, Reading1S Cullura
11:00
In tree at bottom of garden.  
09/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerWoose Hill2P Bright-Thomas
10:30
pr.  
09/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerFobney Lock, K&A Canal, Reading1R Holder
15:33
 
08/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCaversham1J J Kearns
14:35
m. In garden apple tree.  
07/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerPurley on Thames, Reading1M J Smith
09:58
Occassional garden visitor, exploring dead beech branches this morning.  
05/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerMaidenhead1B Reeve
14:27
Ray mead road.  
03/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerWoodley1S Scott
10:00
Male heard drumming in trees along Town Lane.  
01/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerCaversham Park1R C Watts
12:24
Over on way back from Dunsden Green after seeing a flock of 25 yellowhammers might have been more.  
01/01/21Great Spotted WoodpeckerSulhamstead Abbots1P Hickman
09:25
Drumming !