Date Details Sitename
Saturday 13 Jun

Chigborough Lakes 07:00 to 08:00, Warm, sunny
1 Turtle Dove 2 Cuckoo 1 Pochard 4 Gadwall 2 Cetti's Warbler 1 Reed Warbler 1 Chiffchaff [John Buchanan]

Chigborough Lakes
Sunday 03 May

Chigborough Lakes 06:30 to 06:30,
1 Nightingale (To south of reserve at western end) 2 Cuckoo 4 Little Egret (On nests) 4 Grey Heron (On nests) 20 Cormorant (On nests at heronry) 1 Willow Warbler (Singing male By car park) 6 Cetti's Warbler 10 Chiffchaff 12 Blackcap 6 Reed Warbler 8 Sedge Warbler 4 Lesser Whitethroat 6 Whitethroat [Tony Kennelly]

Chigborough Lakes
Sunday 19 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 06:00 to 06:30,
1 Cuckoo (Singing male) 4 Reed Warbler 4 Sedge Warbler 4 Cetti's Warbler 4 Common Tern 3 Red-legged Partridge (In fields north of the reserve) 2 Great Crested Grebe 2 Tawny Owl (Pair calling near heybridge swifts) 1 Lesser Whitethroat 3 Whitethroat 10 Blackcap 10 Chiffchaff 4 Grey Heron (On nests) 3 Little Egret (On nests) 20 Cormorant (On nests) 20 Mallard (1 brood of ducklings seen) [Tony Kennelly]

Chigborough Lakes
Friday 20 Mar

Chigborough Lakes 09:30 to 11:15, Overcast, fresh NE wind.
4 Mute Swan (Pair Main Lake and Pochard Lake.) 8 Pochard (Pochard Lake.) 23 Tufted Duck 2 Little Grebe (Pair Pochard Lake.) 3 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. pair Gadwall Lake.) 8 Grey Heron (Occupied nests in heronry.) 1 Little Egret 40 Cormorant (circa. 19 occupied nests in heronry.) 2 Buzzard 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming.) 1 Kestrel (Male.) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 10 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush (Singing.) 9 Robin (Singing.) 2 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Wednesday 04 Mar

Chigborough Lakes 09:30 to 11:00, Increasing cloud, light W wind.
4 Mute Swan (Pairs on Pochard Lake and Main Lake.) 3 Gadwall 1 Pochard 22 Tufted Duck 6 Little Grebe (Pairs on Main Lake, Gadwall Lake and Teal Pond.) 4 Great Crested Grebe (Pairs on Gadwall Lake and Bean Mere.) 30 Cormorant (circa. 12 "occupied" nests.) 1 Buzzard 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming.) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 1 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 2 Song Thrush (One singing.) 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 30 Jan

Chigborough Lakes 09:15 to 10:30, And 12:15 to 12:45. With Graham Barber.
17 Gadwall (Pochard lake.) 15 Grey Heron (At least. Heronry.) 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel (Female.) 1 Song Thrush (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 07 Nov

Chigborough Lakes 09:30 to 10:10, And 12:15 to 13:00. With Graham Barber.
1 Sparrowhawk (Possibly two.) 1 Buzzard (Pursued by corvid.) 3 Bullfinch (One male, two female.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 31 Oct

Chigborough Lakes 09:20 to 11:00, And 12:30 to 13:10. Fresh E wind. With Graham Barber.
57 Gadwall (Gadwall Lake.) 2 Sparrowhawk (Juveniles sparring together.) 1 Bullfinch [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Wednesday 09 Oct

Chigborough Lakes 09:50 to 11:25, Sunny, light but increasing SW wind.
74 Canada Goose 3 Egyptian Goose (Pochard Lake.) 60 Shoveler (circa. Main Lake.) 15 Gadwall 6 Little Grebe 43 Cormorant 2 Green Woodpecker 1 Kestrel 1 House Martin (Heading south.) 1 Willow Warbler (Briefly in song. (Another observer reported "several" among a mixed flock with chiffchaff and long-tailed tit).) 7 Chiffchaff (One in full song.) 3 Blackcap 2 Bullfinch (Males.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Wednesday 02 Oct

Chigborough Lakes 10:25 to 12:20, Sunny, fresh NW wind.
60 Canada Goose (Pochard and Gadwall Lake.) 60 Shoveler (+. Main Lake.) 29 Gadwall 9 Little Grebe 4 Great Crested Grebe 7 Grey Heron 39 Cormorant (Main and Pochard Lake.) 2 Sparrowhawk (Males, one in noisy pursuit of the other.) 3 Buzzard (Up together.) 1 Tawny Owl (Heard only, possibly calling in response to noisy sparrowhawks.) 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Hobby (Reliable third party report.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only, by Bean Mere.) 40 Long-tailed Tit (circa. Roving flocks.) 7 Chiffchaff (Contact calling.) 4 Blackcap 3 Goldcrest 3 Bullfinch [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes