6th May 2020

Heard cuckoo 8am. Sounded close. Went for walk just after 2pm, saw cuckoo in tree at the fishing lake behind the Wilts & Berks Canal cutting. It flew towards Donkey Bridge.

16th April 2020

First cuckoo call of the year. First sighting of swifts over the Thames – nesting on a house on Wilsham Rd. Wren in our twig bird rooster in the pyracantha. Will set up wildlife camera to check whether it is the chosen nest site. Flock of 10 (ten) mute swans of differing ages on the … More 16th April 2020

11th April 2020

20:07 Moorhen (Harold) had a fight with a rat in the reeds of the bank opposite our boat. 20:10 Water vole scurried into the reeds on the opposite bank. Our first ever sighting of a water vole here, although we have seen burrows before. 20:14 Quarter of an hour after sunset we saw the first … More 11th April 2020