Marsh Harrier

Recent sightings

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
24/05/24Marsh HarrierNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1P J Craig
10:05
Seen from Bailey bridge. Came in high from N , mobbed by gulls & eventually dropped down on E side of W Fen. 10.36 Brief sighting being mobbed by gulls between E & W Fens. Please only view from the public footpath.  
09/05/24Marsh HarrierNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1J D Savage
15:20
Hunting just north of West Fen until a couple of gulls chased it off in a westwards direction. Plumage uniform brown apart from cream coloured head. Please only view from the public footpath.  
07/05/24Marsh HarrierCrookham Pools, Crookham Common1A E Hickman
10:20
fem. Low over the pools mobbed by crows, flew north towards Chamber house fsrm, and possibly dropped down...  
30/04/24Marsh HarrierNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R J Godden
14:50
Cream on head, totally brown upper wings. Seen earlier by Mike Hubbard before dropping down. Now flying just west of East Fen. Please only view from the public footpath.  
26/04/24Marsh HarrierThatcham Marsh1M J Dear
14:00
Low over reedbeds then over canal heading south.  
09/04/24Marsh HarrierNewbury1A E Hickman
12:50
fem. Seen from the bridge over the K&A canal ('new' Monkey bridge) flying fast eastwards, high, towards town. Paused to circle on raised wings a couple of times enabling me to see the pale 'landing lights' on the forewing and briefly a suggestion of a pale crown. Notably long straight-ended tail. No white rump otherwise looked all dark.  
18/03/24Marsh HarrierDorney Wetlands, Jubilee River1M Warden
07:45
fem. Female flew up river, mobbed by gulls and jackdaws, steadfastly refusing to stray into Bucks airspace ! Viewed from Bucks Dorney Flood on county border.  

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Records

YearDetails
2023Marsh Harrier, Lower Farm GP, juvenile, 18th September. *
2023Marsh Harrier, Shaw, Newbury, 12th September. *
2023Marsh Harrier, Lavell's Lake, 11th August. *
2023Marsh Harrier, West Ilsley, 7th August. *
2023Marsh Harrier, Woolhampton GPs, 28th July. *
2023Marsh Harrier, Moor Green Lakes, 27th May to 15th October. *
2023Marsh Harrier, Eton Wick, female, 28th March. *
2023Marsh Harrier, Eton Wick, 3rd March. *
2023Marsh Harrier, Eton Wick, 1st-7th February. *
2023Marsh Harrier, Lavell's Lake, female, 29th January. *
2022Marsh Harrier, Eton Wick, 20th December. (A D Bassett)
2022Marsh Harrier, Fobney Meadow, 2nd December. (P Maiteny)
2022Marsh Harrier, Lavell's Lake, 3rd November. (K R Seymour)
2022Marsh Harrier, Dinton Pastures CP, 19th October. (D N T Rimes)
2022Marsh Harrier, Greenham Common, 30th September. *
2022Marsh Harrier, Great Meadow Pond, 18th September. (D J Barker)
2022Marsh Harrier, Moor Green Lakes, 4th September to 1st November. (R J Godden)
2022Marsh Harrier, Old Down, 6th August. (A B Merrick)
2022Marsh Harrier, Cow Down, West Ilsley, 5th August. (A B Tomczynski)
2022Marsh Harrier, Lower Farm GP, 17th July. *
2022Marsh Harrier, Swallowfield Park, 17th May. *
2022Marsh Harrier, Moor Green Lakes, 17th May. (R J Godden)
2022Marsh Harrier, Great Meadow Pond, 31st March. (D J Sussex)
2022Marsh Harrier, Great Meadow Pond, 13th February. (D J Barker)
2021Marsh Harrier, Horton GPs, 11th December. (C D R Heard)
2021Marsh Harrier, Wraysbury GPs, 4th November. (C D R Heard)
2021Marsh Harrier, Horton GPs, 3rd October. (C D R Heard)
2021Marsh Harrier, Cow Down, West Ilsley, 27th August. (A B Tomczynski)
2021Marsh Harrier, Compton Downs, 25th August. (C D R Heard)
2021Marsh Harrier, Roden Downs, 2, 25th August. (C D R Heard)
2021Marsh Harrier, Roden Downs, 22nd August. (A B Merrick)
2021Marsh Harrier, Horton GPs, 8th August. (C D R Heard)
2021Marsh Harrier, Woodley, 13th May. (F J Cottington)
2021Marsh Harrier, Queen Mother Reservoir, 12th May. (C D R Heard)
2021Marsh Harrier, Wraysbury GPs, 7th April.
2021Marsh Harrier, Horton GPs, 7th April.
2021Marsh Harrier, Horton Brook Quarry, 6th January. (C D R Heard)
2020Marsh Harrier, Horton Brook Quarry, juvenile, 27th September. (C D R Heard)
2020Marsh Harrier, Great Meadow Pond, juvenile female, 20th September to 1st November. (D J Barker)
2020Marsh Harrier, Windsor Great Park, juvenile, 19th September. (C D R Heard)
2020Marsh Harrier, Great Meadow Pond, juvenile, 30th August. (D J Barker)
2020Marsh Harrier, Horton GPs, female-type, 7th April. (C D R Heard)
2020Marsh Harrier, Lea Farm Lake, 6th January. (A B Tomczynski)
2019Marsh Harrier, Lea Farm Lake, 30th December. (F J Cottington)
2019Marsh Harrier, Aldworth, 12th-15th August. (A B Tomczynski)
2019Marsh Harrier, Dinton Pastures CP, 5th August. (K Seymour - Bird Track)
2019Marsh Harrier, Queen Mother Reservoir, juvenile, 31st July. (C D R Heard)
2019Marsh Harrier, Windsor Great Park, 23rd July. (C D Jones - Bird Track)
2019Marsh Harrier, East Berks, adut female, 22nd May. (D J Barker)
2019Marsh Harrier, Woolhampton GPs, 13th April. (J Taylor - Bird Track)
2019Marsh Harrier, Arthur Jacob Nature Reserve, 15th February. (D Wright)
2018Marsh Harrier, Woolhampton GPs, 11th August. *
2018Marsh Harrier, Queen Mother Reservoir, 2nd June. (C D R Heard)
2018Marsh Harrier, Woolhampton GPs, 5th May. *
2018Marsh Harrier, Datchet, 2nd April. (C D R Heard)
2018Marsh Harrier, Moor Green Lakes, 3rd March. (R C Murfitt)
2017Marsh Harrier, Lea Farm Lake, 26th September. *
2017Marsh Harrier, Compton Downs, 1st-3rd September.
2017Marsh Harrier, Aldworth, 2, 26th August.
2017Marsh Harrier, Lambourn, juvenile, 14th August to 1st September. (C D R Heard)
2017Marsh Harrier, Southcote, Reading, 19th April. *
2017Marsh Harrier, Dinton Pastures CP, 30th March.
2016Marsh Harrier, Englefield, female, 6th-7th September. (R Crawford)
2016Marsh Harrier, Upper Lambourn, two juveniles, 1st-14th September. (C D R Heard)
2016Marsh Harrier, Sheep Down (East Ilsley), juvenile, 17th August. (A B Tomczynski)
2016Marsh Harrier, Wraysbury, 6th August. (C D R Heard)
2016Marsh Harrier, Great Meadow Pond, 2nd year female, 4th June to 22nd August. (C D R Heard)
2016Marsh Harrier, Woolhampton GPs, adult male, 19th March. (S Ricks)
2015Marsh Harrier, Burghfield GPs, female, 19th September. (J Andrews)
2015Marsh Harrier, Lower Farm GP, female, 29th August. (J Andrews)
2015Marsh Harrier, Roden Downs, adult female, 25th August. (A B Tomczynski)
2015Marsh Harrier, Aldworth, juvenile, 23rd August. (N J Bucknell)
2015Marsh Harrier, Great Meadow Pond, juvenile, 16th August. (D J Barker)
2015Marsh Harrier, Horton GPs, female, 21st May. (C D R Heard)
2015Marsh Harrier, Horton GPs, adult male, 17th May. (C D R Heard)
2015Marsh Harrier, Moor Green Lakes, 6th May. (N Silver, R J Godden)
2015Marsh Harrier, Theale GPs, adult female, 22nd April. (A B Tomczynski)
2015Marsh Harrier, Moor Green Lakes, 20th April. (N Silver)
2014Marsh Harrier, Queen Mother Reservoir, juvenile, 15th October. (C D R Heard)
2014Marsh Harrier, Lower Farm GP, 11th-12th October. (J Andrews)
2014Marsh Harrier, Moor Green Lakes, juvenile, 14th September. (K Creed, R C Milligan)
2014Marsh Harrier, Woodley, female/immature, 14th September. (F J Cottington)
2014Marsh Harrier, Moor Green Lakes, 28th August. (P Kendall)
2014Marsh Harrier, Lea Farm Lake, female/immature, 27th August. (M F Walford)
2014Marsh Harrier, Bury Down, juvenile, 19th August. (A B Tomczynski)
2014Marsh Harrier, Moor Green Lakes, immature female, 2nd May. (R J Godden)
2014Marsh Harrier, Queen Mother Reservoir, immature male, 22nd April. (C D R Heard)
2014Marsh Harrier, Queen Mother Reservoir, adult female, 20th April. (C D R Heard)
2014Marsh Harrier, Queen Mother Reservoir, immature female, 10th April. (C D R Heard)
2014Marsh Harrier, Queen Mother Reservoir, 2nd year male, 3rd April. (C D R Heard)
2013Marsh Harrier, Queen Mother Reservoir, juvenile, 28th September. (C D R Heard)
2013Marsh Harrier, Roden Downs, female, 10th August. (D J Barker)
2013Marsh Harrier, Moor Green Lakes, adult female, 8th August. (G Duffus)
2013Marsh Harrier, Greenham Common, adult female, 2nd July. (I Weston, J Legg)
2013Marsh Harrier, Roden Downs, female, 21st June. (D J Barker)
2013Marsh Harrier, Moor Green Lakes, female, 6th June to 14th July. (C R Gent)
2013Marsh Harrier, Theale GPs, female/immature, 17th May. (R Crawford)
2013Marsh Harrier, Lower Farm GP, 8th May. (I Weston)
2013Marsh Harrier, Horton GPs, adult male, 26th March. (C D R Heard)
2013Marsh Harrier, Queen Mother Reservoir, sub-adult male, 26th March. (C D R Heard)
2013Marsh Harrier, Moor Green Lakes, sub-adult male, 25th-29th March. (P Kendall)
2012Marsh Harrier, Woose Hill, juvenile, 22nd September. (P Bright-Thomas)
2012Marsh Harrier, Lavell's Lake, female, 13th September. (L Seward)
2012Marsh Harrier, Aldworth, juvenile, 3rd September. (C D R Heard)
2012Marsh Harrier, Pingewood GPs, juvenile, 27th August. (A V Lawson)
2012Marsh Harrier, Compton Downs, female/juvenile, 25th August to 7th September. (M F Walford)
2012Marsh Harrier, Queen Mother Reservoir, juvenile, 23rd August. (C D R Heard)
2012Marsh Harrier, Lea Farm Lake, female/juvenile, 21st August. (R A G Price)
2012Marsh Harrier, Twyford GPs, male, 20th July. (A D Bassett)
2012Marsh Harrier, Queen Mother Reservoir, female, 2nd May. (C D R Heard)
<2012Marsh Harrier, Confidential, many records.