Marsh Harrier

Recent sightings of Marsh Harrier

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
27/08/21Marsh HarrierSheep Down (West Ilsley)1A B Tomczynski
15:30
juv. Smart individual quartering field in Oxon and crossing into Berks occasionally before moving off west.  
22/08/21Marsh HarrierRoden Downs1A B Merrick
12:00
ad male. to the west of the big house being renovated on the down.  
13/05/21Marsh HarrierWoodley1F J Cottington
07:44
fem. Over Headley Road East, heading SE towards DP at about 300+ feet. Initially seen while driving, I stopped in the industrial estate and scoped it as it headed and looked to be dropping, lost sight of it as it entered DP airspace around or south of aviation museum.  
30/12/19Marsh HarrierLea Farm Lake1F J Cottington
08:23
f/juv. Seen flying in from North of Lavell's at dusk last night, went over Sandford, then over DAC end of BSL, turned back towards Sandford but lost behind trees. Today picked it up coming in from North over Lodge Wood about 300ft up, it reached about Lea Farm buildings, then turned back and headed away North 08:26.  
07/09/19Marsh HarrierM4 J101M Hunt
16:18
Possible
Possible but definitely a harrier species.  
15/08/19Marsh HarrierRoden Downs1P Bright-Thomas
20:15
juv. Picked up in Oxon, but came to just N of Ridgeway by wood.  
13/08/19Marsh HarrierAldworth1R H Stansfield
14:02
juv. still around to west of Starveall cottage, from gate overlooking field.  
12/08/19Marsh HarrierAldworth1A B Tomczynski
16:47
juv. Seen hunting over fields west of Starveall on and off until 17:22hrs when it drifted off west over Roden Down. Always distant. SU541822.  
15/02/19Marsh HarrierArthur Jacob Nature Reserve1D Wright
13:19
imm. Pushed down into field behind lake at far end of the reserve by Red Kites.  
28/09/18Marsh HarrierNewbury1C Foster
17:15
Probable
Seen in silhouette against bright sky through window, so not absolutely 100% sure of size. Flying west, just south of canal west of Newbury. Noticeably long tail, long wings, quick shallow flaps interspersed with short glides. Mostly obscured by the sun by the time I got on to it outside, but could see well-raised wings during glides on the receding bird. SU462670.  

Past records of Marsh Harrier

YearDetails
2020Great Meadow Pond, juvenile female, 20th September to 1st November. *
2020Great Meadow Pond, juvenile, 30th August. *
2020Lea Farm Lake, 6th January. *
2019Lea Farm Lake, 30th December. *
2019Aldworth, 12th-15th August. *
2019Dinton Pastures CP, 5th August. *
2019Queen Mother Reservoir, juvenile, 31st July. *
2019Windsor Great Park, 23rd July. *
2019East Berks, adut female, 22nd May. *
2019Woolhampton GPs, 13th April. *
2019Arthur Jacob Nature Reserve, 15th February. *
2018Woolhampton GPs, 11th August. *
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 2nd June. *
2018Woolhampton GPs, 5th May. *
2018Datchet, 2nd April. *
2018Moor Green Lakes, 3rd March. *
2017Lea Farm Lake, 26th September. *
2017Compton Downs, 1st-3rd September. *
2017Aldworth, 2, 26th August. *
2017Lambourn, juvenile, 14th August to 1st September. *
2017Southcote, Reading, 19th April. *
2017Dinton Pastures CP, 30th March. *
<2017Confidential, many records.