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Latest sightings

  • Sightings in bold are marked as such to note either rarity, a high number counted, or an unusual date
  • For a complete Excel spreadsheet list of the 103 species seen from 1st Jan to date (29th March), click here.
  • Bird Sightings, including your pictures, can be reported to this page using the FOLL WhatsApp group, the Berks Birds Web site and the new FOLL email address – BirdNews@foll.org.uk.
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  • FOR OLDER SIGHTINGS GO TO THE ARCHIVE HERE

June 22nd
Lea Farm GP – 2 Little Egret, Little Ringed Plover 10 Lapwing (FJC); O/T Grass Snake seen swimming in the Loddon near Lea Farm (Bob Bennett)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatchers. 1 Feral Barnacle Goose all seen from Bittern Hide (Alan Rymer); 2 Little Egret (Bob Bennett); Little Ringed Plover (David Dolan)


Barnacle Goose at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Barn Owl leaving the Nest Box at Lavell’s Lake – Steven Power


Little Ringed Plover at Lavell’s Lake – David Dolan

June 21st
Lavell’s Lake – Green Sandpiper, Redshank (Geoff Emmett)


Green Sandpiper at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

June 20th
Lea Farm GP – 3 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover all in the south west corner (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Oystercatcher on the bund (Andy Dearing)
Sandford Lake – 28 Gadwall (FJC)

June 19th
Lavell’s Lake – Nuthatch with Long-tailed Tits on the electricity wires by the path to Bittern Hide, Chaffinch in trees, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker juvenile & female parent, Ring-necked Parakeet at the feeders (Phil Kinch)

June 18th
Lea Farm GP – Common Tern with chick, Great Spotted Woodpecker at nest hole (Alan Travers)


Common Tern with chick at Lea farm – Alan Travers


Great Spotted Woodpecker at nest hole at Lea Farm – Alan Travers

June 17th
Sandford Lake – Little Grebe juvenile (Suren Akkaraju)


Juvenile Little Grebe at Sandford Lake – Suren Akkaraju

June 16th
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper (Marek Walford)

June 15th
Lavell’s Lake – Barn Owl box has just been checked by a licenced guy who confirmed there were 4 owlets up to two weeks old and a larder of 3 voles (Alan Rymer)

June 14th
Lea Farm GP – Common Tern chick seen on the island, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Barn Owl repeatedly entering and leaving the nest box (Stephen Power)


Barn Owl near nest box at Lavell’s Lake – Stephen Power


Green Sandpiper at Lea Farm – David Dolan

June 13th
Lavell’s Lake – Barn Owl quartering in water meadow field near nest box (Stephen Power)


Quartering Barn Owl at Lavell’s Lake – Stephen Power

June 12th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Common Tern chicks being fed on the island, Little Egret in south west corner (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Little Egret seen from Bittern hide, 7 Ring-necked Parakeet in woods west of the car park field (Richard Marsh)
White Swan Lake – Cetti’s Warbler heard (Richard Marsh)

June 10th
Lea Farm GP – Redshank in south west corner, 3 Little Egret on island in the south west corner, 25+ Common Tern on shingle island some still mating (Bob Bennett)
Lavell’s Lake – Green Woodpecker on path to car park, Chiffchaff in tree close to path (Bob Bennett); Whitethroat heard to right of Bittern hide (Peter Scudamore)


Redshank at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett


Common Tern in flight at Lea Farm – Alan Travers

June 9th
Lea Farm GP – Little Grebe in north east corner (Geoff Emmett)

June 8th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Little Ringed Plover, Little Egret (FJC)
Sandford Lake – 11 Gadwall (FJC)

June 7th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Oystercatcher south west corner, 2 Teal male north east corner, 2 Little Egret, 4 Lapwing (FJC); 5 Little Egret around lake, Tawny Owl female calling and flying opposite Green footbridge on Loddon surrounded by much Jackdaw attention (Michael Hubbard Senior)

June 6th
Lea Farm GP – 5 Ring-necked Parakeet by Green bridge, Little Ringed Plover (FJC); Peregrine causing pandemonium amongst the occupants of the sand spit but appeared to leave dinner less, 4 Little Egret around lake (Michael Hubbard Senior)
Lavell’s Lake – 4 Great Crested Grebe 2 adults with at least two young (Alan Rymer)

June 5th
Lea Farm GP – 5 Little Egret (Alan Rymer)
Lavell’s Lake – Shoveler male in eclipse in front of Bittern hide (Geoff Emmett)


Male Shoveler in eclipse at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

June 4th
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Shoveler male and female in front of Bittern hide (Peter Scudamore)

June 3rd
Lavell’s Lake – Cuckoo (FJC)

June 2nd
Lea Farm GP – Little Ringed Plover (Ian Paine); Reed Bunting male (Geoff Emmett)


Male Reed Bunting at Lee Farm – Geoff Emmett

June 1st
Lea Farm GP – Little Ringed Plover on islands in the south west corner, Reed Warbler (Geoff Emmett)


Singing Reed Warbler at Lee Farm – Geoff Emmett

FOR OLDER SIGHTINGS GO TO THE ARCHIVE HERE