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DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
03/07/22SwiftNewbury2M Gardner
12:31
Enborne Road.  
03/07/22SwiftBracknell12D A MacKenzie Dodds
12:30
Looks like the annual 3rd wave arrival (of yearlings etc) has started here (or at least become very noticeable) .  
03/07/22SwiftLower Earley12D J Mills
11:45
feeding together at local hot spot.  
02/07/22SwiftLower Earley3D J Mills
20:30
feeding above back garden in drizzle.  
02/07/22SwiftLower Earley7D J Mills
13:05
coming together briefly , feeding in strong wind.  
01/07/22SwiftLower Earley2D J Mills
12:20
feeding "hot spot" opp Leisure Centre.  
01/07/22SwiftReading12S Scott
06:45
Seen over South Street/Watlington Street. Highest number seen this year at this site.  
30/06/22SwiftLower Earley7D J Mills
10:40
tight, stationary,feeding group over usual estate.  
29/06/22SwiftLower Farm GP1G Stewart
16:50
Also some Martins over top of trees to NW.  
29/06/22SwiftLower Earley5D J Mills
14:45
loose feeding group seen several times together.  
28/06/22SwiftLower Earley3D J Mills
19:15
over back garden heading west towards normal area.  
28/06/22SwiftLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP40F J Cottington
04:30
2 groups of circa 20, one over tallest trees at West end, the other over between the Betty's bench and the DAC, no idea where they breed.  
28/06/22SwiftLower Earley1D J Mills
11:45
single individuals only seen on several times on walk.  
27/06/22SwiftNew workings, Moor Green Lakes30R F Milligan
10:35
Approx, with a few Swallow and H Martin. Feeding low down around the southern edge of Honey Field bordering East Fen. All sightings s/w TR. Please only view from the public footpath.  
25/06/22SwiftLea Farm Lake12F J Cottington
06:30
More abundant than hirundines this year.  
25/06/22SwiftLower Earley5D J Mills
09:20
briefly at begining of walk , one only 20 mins later.  
25/06/22SwiftBottom Lane GP (W), Theale GPs14S A Graham
08:00
Approx.  
24/06/22SwiftLower Earley9D J Mills
09:30
min count , feeding above usual estate.  
23/06/22SwiftNewbury2M Gardner
11:30
Northbrook street seen by IJG.  
23/06/22SwiftPangbourne15A Taylor
21:00
Screaming party low over south side of village. Recent increase in numbers compared with previous max. party size of 7.  
23/06/22SwiftLower Earley3D J Mills
13:05
feeding silently - down to below roof height - confined to small area.  
22/06/22SwiftStrand Water, Cookham7B D Clews
10:00
feeding at height.  
22/06/22SwiftLower Earley1D J Mills
06:15
Flying V high over Oak.  
21/06/22SwiftWoodley6R Marsh
15:26
Tight group foraging near our house. Best local count so far this year.  
20/06/22SwiftEast Fen, Moor Green Lakes10R F Milligan
08:45
With 1 Swallow and 1 House Martin. Please only view from the public bridleway.  
20/06/22SwiftDorney Wetlands, Jubilee River6B Crathorne
14:30
 
20/06/22SwiftLower Earley6D J Mills
11:00
including one coming down to within 1 foot of ground level no more than 3ft away from where I was standing.  
20/06/22SwiftNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
05:56
Foraging over Newbury town centre.. so cold this morning, need gloves ! SU474669.  
19/06/22SwiftHosehill Lake, Theale GPs34S A Graham
09:30
Approx. swarming low over tree tops to the north; not a Swallow or Martin to be seen.  
19/06/22SwiftLower Earley4D J Mills
10:20
 
18/06/22SwiftLower Earley13D J Mills
08:30
min count - enthusiastically feeding down to roof height silently.  
17/06/22SwiftNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh2G Stewart
17:15
 
15/06/22SwiftLower Farm GP4G Stewart
16:30
 
16/06/22SwiftStation Road Thaycham3G Stewart
14:15
SU5266.  
17/06/22SwiftStation Road Thatcham4G Stewart
15:00
SU5266.  
14/06/22SwiftStation Road Thatcham2G Stewart
13:40
SU5266.  
14/06/22SwiftLower Earley15D J Mills
20:55
min count above main area - included group of 5 screamers - first for 2022. Conditions seemed ideal for 1st Batwatch of summer - confirmed as Pip type bat seen twice in close succession @ 22:15 circling front garden .  
13/06/22SwiftReading10S Scott
06:25
Screeching low over South Street.  
12/06/22SwiftLower Earley6D J Mills
12:20
 
10/06/22SwiftNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh2G Stewart
17:30
 
11/06/22SwiftLower Earley9D J Mills
11:40
looks to be stabilizing as baseline number , same as when started walk 20 mins earlier.  
09/06/22SwiftLower Earley2D J Mills
15:56
min count , seen several times together.  
08/06/22SwiftLower Farm GP2G Stewart
16:30
Also a few Swallows and Sand Martins flying around.  
08/06/22SwiftReading25B Knowles
20:28
At least, soaring at a number of height. Also a pair nesting above the Co-op on Erleigh in brickwork gap. SU731725.  
08/06/22SwiftLower Earley5D J Mills
16:50
feeding together, briefly, battling very strong headwinds.  
08/06/22SwiftLower Earley1D J Mills
13:10
feeding low above back garden.  
07/06/22SwiftLower Earley2D J Mills
09:15
Feeding above garden Oak.  
07/06/22SwiftGreen Park1S Robertson
09:02
swooping down and drinking from lake.  
07/06/22SwiftNewbury BT Exchange3K G White
07:41
Making attempts to access the top left nest hole on BT window top left east side. SU473670.  
07/06/22SwiftReading12S Scott
07:00
Group screeching over South Street/ Sidmouth Street. SU720731.  
06/06/22SwiftNewbury BT Exchange3K G White
19:30
Looking at the usual hole on top left window east side of BT...but didn't go in. SU473669.  
06/06/22SwiftLower Earley12D J Mills
09:55
tight feeding group above front garden , just under leading edge clouds.  
05/06/22SwiftEmmbrook12P O'Neill
15:15
At least 12, probably a few more. Screaming high over Queens Road.  
04/06/22SwiftLower Earley14D J Mills
10:20
very fast , feeding across all heights.  
03/06/22SwiftNew Town, Reading10S Hughes
14:40
Most I've seen at one time this year.  
03/06/22SwiftNewbury BT Exchange12K G White
06:15
Foraging over and around BT. SU470670.  
03/06/22SwiftLower Earley5D J Mills
08:15
down to single bird passing through 20 mins later.  
02/06/22SwiftSunninghill2S D Abbott
19:20
At nest site in Farm Close. SU930680.  
02/06/22SwiftLower Earley6D J Mills
12:05
6 at end , only 4 at start of loop.  
02/06/22SwiftNewbury BT Exchange6K G White
07:02
Feeding over BT rooftop. SU473669.  
01/06/22SwiftLower Earley8D J Mills
09:05
feeding usual spot , still there 20 mins later.  
31/05/22SwiftSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs15D Andrews
15:53
Probable
Min seen with J ANDREWS. Please only view from the public footpath.  
31/05/22SwiftDorney Wetlands, Jubilee River6B Crathorne
12:00
 
31/05/22SwiftLower Earley9D J Mills
08:12
loose group around usual place , split up but back together down to roof height (silent) 20 mins later at end of loop walk.  
30/05/22SwiftLower Earley1D J Mills
20:00
low over back garden.  
30/05/22SwiftLower Farm GP10M Stuttard
16:00
 
30/05/22SwiftThames Meadows, Purley2M J Smith
16:39
 
30/05/22SwiftLower Earley1D J Mills
14:45
single bird seen briefly across whole area of walk - lack of flying food ?  
30/05/22SwiftFobney Meadow5R C Price
10:30
Feeding over marsh.  
30/05/22SwiftNewbury BT Exchange6K G White
07:23
Foraging around town rooftops. SU474669.  
28/05/22SwiftLower Earley4D J Mills
14:05
almost certainly the same group seen 3 times = over estate , half way to Maiden Place & over maiden place (flying into the wind) on return saw min of 2 birds.  
27/05/22SwiftLower Earley22D J Mills
14:40
great silent feeding display at low levels - 20 mins later at end of walk just 2 - none see going towards ASDA so must be going in opposite direction = downwind.  
26/05/22SwiftLower Earley7D J Mills
11:15
standard circular walk & behaviour.  
25/05/22SwiftLower Farm GP500M J Dear
09:11
 
24/05/22SwiftLower Earley8D J Mills
09:30
coming together above normal area , then spreading out as far as ASDA carpark & other directions in 2s/3s getting back together @10:00 at end of loop walk.  
23/05/22SwiftLea Farm Lake8F J Cottington
14:00
Up high, probably more.  
23/05/22SwiftLower Earley6D J Mills
13:35
usual place, drive by observation , front seat passenger.  
22/05/22SwiftLower Earley13D J Mills
18:45
at least over usual estate - watched for 20 more mins & had slowly dwindled to 5 - leaving in all directions.  
22/05/22SwiftLower Earley3D J Mills
15:50
briefly feeding high & low above & around back garden.  
21/05/22SwiftLower Earley7M Kirby
19:40
Counted 7 over my house/Hilmanton this evening.  
21/05/22SwiftLower Earley2D J Mills
18:55
very similar behaviour to Fri - wide circle together feeding above garden then vanished.  
21/05/22SwiftLower Earley2M Kirby
17:33
2 Screaming over Hilmanton this afternoon. SU736699.  
21/05/22SwiftJubilee River2B D Clews
10:30
where are they all?  
21/05/22SwiftLea Farm Lake7F J Cottington
09:15
High above landfill.  
20/05/22SwiftNewbury Station4M Gardner
18:00
Remembrance Road. Resident says they came two days ago.  
20/05/22SwiftLower Earley4D J Mills
19:45
feeding low down above back garden - another weather front coming.  
20/05/22SwiftMain Pit, Theale GPs7A B Merrick
06:15
 
18/05/22SwiftFobney Meadow8R C Price
13:40
Over pylon fields.  
18/05/22SwiftLower Earley7D J Mills
08:05
Usual site - min count as viewed from passenger seat of car.  
17/05/22SwiftLower Earley9D J Mills
15:00
flying at all levels - very high to very low. Strangely less than 10 mins later on return , just single bird at very high altitude & disappeared.  
17/05/22SwiftStation Road Thatcham3G Stewart
13:20
Seen flying around and over Station Road/Kennet School Area - first sighting for me this year in this area. SU5266.  
17/05/22SwiftReading3S Scott
07:15
Investigating a possible nest site in South Street.  
16/05/22SwiftLower Earley1D J Mills
15:15
briefly feeding low down in drizzle.  
14/05/22SwiftReading5S A Graham
20:05
Lundy Lane: much screaming late evenng, may be nest propsecting along Westbourne Terrace.  
14/05/22SwiftWokingham7S Stevenson
12:24
At last! Been away for a week so not sure of date they returned, but certainly later than the last few years. Good number (6-8) over house this year. SU813684.  
15/05/22SwiftLower Earley25D J Mills
12:10
minimum count over Faygate estate , doesn't include 10 seen over ASDA & some birds observed moving between the 2 areas. Must be a major hatching of something has attracted groups of Starlings & other birds hawking insects. .  
15/05/22SwiftDorney Wetlands, Jubilee River4B Crathorne
10:00
 
13/05/22SwiftWokingham6P Bright-Thomas
19:30
Feeding over Joel Park.  
14/05/22SwiftLower Earley2A Booth
10:30
Over Maiden Place.  
14/05/22SwiftLower Earley9D J Mills
10:25
 
14/05/22SwiftReading12R C Price
09:30
Hanging around over east end of South Street.  
13/05/22SwiftCookham Rise, Maidenhead2A Blair
15:15
First seen over Cookham this year.  
13/05/22SwiftRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs10R C Watts
10:30
Plus.  
13/05/22SwiftLower Earley11D J Mills
11:55
Over favourite area above Faygate Way (as usual) minimum count as flying very fast, spreading out & having to wait for coming together between gaps in houses.  
13/05/22SwiftLower Farm GP100M J Dear
09:32
 
12/05/22SwiftLower Caversham1R Dryden
Strange spectacle of a battle between a swift and a Starling. I can only assume that Starlings have taken over the nest hole the Swifts used last year on Briants Avenue and on returning the swift flew up to the hole, only to be met by an irate starling. The pair tumbled through the air with the swift being forced to the ground, stopping the traffic. A beeped horn separated the pair and the swift managed to take off again pursued by the starling over the rooftops.  
12/05/22SwiftNature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Marsh10G Stewart
16:50
May have been a few more - first sighting for me at NDC.  
12/05/22SwiftColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes50H Wright
17:41
Approx. Feeding over colebrook lake and east fen. A few swallows in with them too.  
12/05/22SwiftBray4R Anstis
14:17
Exploring the swift box on the house.  
10/05/22SwiftReading2R Gilham
12:00
2 birds seen one was prospecting a possible nest site in Oxford Rd.  
12/05/22SwiftReading2S Scott
07:20
Flying over South Street. There were possibly others around as I heard screeching but I couldn't see them.  
11/05/22SwiftWhiteknights Park, Reading6S Lynch
17:00
Over sports park.  
11/05/22SwiftLower Earley6D J Mills
19:50
min count feeding under edge of very dark clouded edge of front . Blinding bright sunset behind.  
11/05/22SwiftBoxford8C Burch
19:32
Finally! Im just stood, beaming like a Cheshire cat, as they scream overhead 😊.  
11/05/22SwiftFobney Island2P Balasubramanian
13:00
 
11/05/22SwiftTilehurst2C J Forsey
09:06
Back for the summer.. hopefully nesting in loft as per usual.  
10/05/22SwiftSouth Ascot1S D Abbott
18:00
First sighting this year for me.  
10/05/22SwiftLower Earley3D J Mills
19:27
Over Back Garden feeding below weather front , heading roughly North.  
10/05/22SwiftFobney Meadow30R C Price
17:30
minimum. Feeding over pylon fields.  
10/05/22SwiftUpper Lambourn2N J Bucknell
12:00
 
10/05/22SwiftColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes50R Dawson
10:30
approx. Over in several groups.  
10/05/22SwiftWokingham3R Dawson
17:39
High to the E of Denmark Street.  
10/05/22SwiftReading10S Robertson
17:02
Could be more, nice to see,.  
10/05/22SwiftLea Farm Lake6F J Cottington
14:00
 
10/05/22SwiftCaversham8R C Watts
15:10
Highest count so far this year Over . SU721756.  
10/05/22SwiftFobney Meadow5P Balasubramanian
14:30
Up in the cloud.  
10/05/22SwiftLower Earley4D J Mills
12:20
feeding together under clearing skies down to roof height.  
10/05/22SwiftSulhamstead3P W Driver
11:58
Heading west.  
10/05/22SwiftReading8R C Price
11:33
Addington Road/Erleigh Road. Some screaming.  
10/05/22SwiftReading1S A Graham
08:05
Market Square opposite former Town Hall : Approx. screaming overhead.  
09/05/22SwiftBracknell15D A MacKenzie Dodds
19:23
Finally back over the house. A week later than last year. 15 over in the last hour, in twos and threes.  
09/05/22SwiftThatcham9M J Dear
18:32
Feeding over garden.  
09/05/22SwiftCaversham5R C Watts
17:20
Seen from my garden. SU721751.  
09/05/22SwiftReading10R C Price
15:11
East end of South Street.  
09/05/22SwiftEton Wick2K Jones
14:41
First of the year. SU946786.  
09/05/22SwiftLower Earley5D J Mills
14:15
same place as earlier on but flying higher - both seen from our car driving past so minimum count.  
09/05/22SwiftLower Earley3D J Mills
09:12
Swooping to below eves in usual estate next to wooded FP/Cycleway.  
09/05/22SwiftTilehurst2G Sumner
14:15
Over Armour Rd.  
09/05/22SwiftReading1S A Graham
07:30
Wilson Rd: calling somewhere in the vicinity, approx. 7-10 days late this year.  
09/05/22SwiftReading6R C Price
08:25
East end of South Street. First I've seen here this year.  
08/05/22SwiftSt Marks Crescent Maidenhead3S M Meads
11:00
Flying around allotment. SU866809.  
08/05/22SwiftLower Earley5M Kirby
19:44
Over Hilmanton at 7.30pm. SU735697.  
08/05/22SwiftThatcham1R Keel
18:10
Finally, first one over N screaming. My latest first one over the garden. SU503674.  
08/05/22SwiftMain Pit, Theale GPs1S A Graham
09:00
Heard screeming distantly, but no hirundines.  
08/05/22SwiftRowneys Predator Lake, Woolhampton GPs1K G White
06:35
Flyover the lake. SU568659.  
08/05/22SwiftReading2S Scott
09:05
Feeding high over London Street. First seen this year.  
07/05/22SwiftPangbourne4A Taylor
12:30
Flying around over south side of village, occasionally low and screaming. First record here this year.  
07/05/22SwiftNew Town, Reading5S Hughes
13:05
High over Liverpool Road. At last!  
07/05/22SwiftLea Farm Lake1F J Cottington
06:20
 
07/05/22SwiftEast Fen, Moor Green Lakes6D A MacKenzie Dodds
10:30
Please only view from the public bridleway.  
07/05/22SwiftLower Earley6D J Mills
08:30
loose group , feeding under leading edge cloud front , above line of Oaks FP/Cycle path - as expected from previous years obs.  
06/05/22SwiftEton Wick3K Rhodes
20:28
High over village calling.  
06/05/22SwiftCaversham1R C Watts
19:50
Just the one over garden. Last year first date 4th May so two day's late . SU721756.  
06/05/22SwiftFobney Meadow2R C Price
11:30
nr. pylon 4.  
05/05/22SwiftSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs20J Edwards
14:22
Please only view from the public footpath.  
03/05/22SwiftPalmer Park, Reading1F Hutchinson
20:30
First of the year back over the garden, fairly low. Heard screaming once. One day later than 2021.  
04/05/22SwiftWokingham2P Bright-Thomas
13:40
Coming in from E.  
03/05/22SwiftLower Earley8D J Mills
19:44
minimum count , group feeding under the leading edge of thicker / darker cloud . Best ever back garden count & biggest 1st group for season.  
03/05/22SwiftReading, Cemetery Junction12B Knowles
19:18
Flying very high above. Normally a good number nest in terraces in the area. SU730731.  
03/05/22SwiftReading6J Bishop
14:04
Together calling over Hamilton rd.  
02/05/22SwiftSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs15J E Andrews
09:52
Please only view from the public footpath.  
01/05/22SwiftReading1J Bishop
17:00
By abbey.  
01/05/22SwiftMain Pit, Theale GPs3S A Graham
10:00
 
29/04/22SwiftBurchett's Green1B D Clews
12:00
paid a visit to the nest box used last year on the house of Bob Keene.  
29/04/22SwiftMain Pit, Theale GPs3A B Merrick
07:30
 
28/04/22SwiftMoatlands Main Lake, Theale GPs4M F Walford
07:57
 
27/04/22SwiftMain Pit, Theale GPs5A B Tomczynski
17:45
at least, amongst the good number of hirudines present.  
27/04/22SwiftSouthcote Meadows1R C Price
13:20
Going north over Southcote.  
25/04/22SwiftMain Pit, Theale GPs1A Absolom
10:24
With sand and house martins.  
25/04/22SwiftSearles Farm Lane GP, Burghfield GPs3J E Andrews
09:18
Sad to say ,swifts before even house martin. Please only view from the public footpath.