Date Details Sitename
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
Thursday 19 Sep

Chigborough Lakes 09:00 to 10:35, And 12:15 to 13:00. Sunny, clear sky, calm. With Graham Barber. Mink also seen on Pochard Lake.
1 Wigeon (Main Lake.) 1 Sparrowhawk (Female.) 1 Tawny Owl (Heard only.) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 Green Woodpecker 1 Hobby [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 12 Sep

Chigborough Lakes 08:45 to 10:05, And 11:30 to 12:05. Sunny, warm, strengthening SW wind. With Graham Barber.
30 Gadwall (circa.) 1 Wigeon (Pochard Lake.) 9 Grey Heron 1 Great White Egret (Main Lake. At foot of heronry with Little Egrets. (Large egret with yellow bill).) 22 Little Egret (Seven Main Lake, fifteen Pochard Lake.) 8 Cormorant (Pochard Lake.) 1 Kingfisher (Gadwall Lake.) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Green Woodpecker 3 Swallow 6 House Martin 3 Chiffchaff (Singing. Many others contact calling.) 1 Small Copper (Comma also seen.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 29 Aug

Chigborough Lakes 08:55 to 10:40, And 12:05 to 13:00. Sunny, SW breeze, hot by end of visit. With Graham Barber.
20 Little Egret (All Pochard Lake.) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Buzzard (Juvenile.) 1 Kingfisher (Gadwall Lake.) 2 Green Woodpecker (At least.) 4 Swallow (Plus circa 20 on wires, Rook Hall Farm.) 2 House Martin 3 Willow Warbler 1 Reed Warbler 1 Redstart (Female. On edge of sheep meadow.) 1 Bullfinch (At least.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes