Date Details Sitename
Saturday 20 Jul

Chigborough Lakes 11:15 to 12:15, Sunny and hot
1 Cattle Egret (adult.) 6 Little Egret 8 Cormorant [Sean Nixon]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 18 Jul

Chigborough Lakes 08:00 to 09:00, Overcast
1 Hobby (One over the main lake) 4 Little Egret [Antony Braun]

Chigborough Lakes
Saturday 13 Jul

Chigborough Lakes 12:30 to 13:30, Overcast and warm
4 Cattle Egret [Paul Chamberlain]

Chigborough Lakes 13:30 to 15:45,
3 Cattle Egret (Young in and around nest) 1 Kingfisher (Flew across Pochard Lake) 1 Green Woodpecker 4 Chiffchaff 3 Great Crested Grebe (Adult with two young) 4 Little Grebe [Thomas Gilbert]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 11 Jul

Chigborough Lakes 09:25 to 11:00, And 12:25 to 13:20. Busy! Sightings with Graham Barber. Two terrapin seen on Gadwall Lake.
6 Mute Swan (Three pair. One Teal Pond, seven young. One Bean Mere, three young. One Pochard Lake, three (previously four) young.) 1 Pochard (Female with three young, Main Lake.) 1 Tufted Duck (Female with nine young, Pochard Lake.) 1 Cattle Egret (Adult, breeding plumage, in heronry but some distance from nest with young.) 2 Buzzard (Spiralling together north of reserve.) 2 Kingfisher (Gadwall Lake. Seen at same time. Two terrapin now present.) 2 Green Woodpecker 1 Bullfinch (Female.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes 17:15 to 18:15, Very warm and sunny
2 Cattle Egret (Adults plus at least 2 fledgling) 1 Common Tern 4 Little Egret (At least) [Brian Bolton]

Chigborough Lakes
Wednesday 10 Jul

Chigborough Lakes 12:30 to 15:15, Dry, overcast, humid, calm. Max 28c. Sightings with Brenda.
5 Cattle Egret (Adult with 4 large young on nest, tree's at back of Main lake. 2 proof photo's provided.) 2 Kingfisher (Probable pair on Gadwall Lake. Male showing off his fishing skills.) 6 Chiffchaff (1 seen, 5 more heard.) 4 Reed Warbler (Large dark coloured Turtle / Terrapin on Gadwall lake.) 4 Mute Swan (Pair with 2 Cygnets on fishing lake.) 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only. Many Butterflies on the wing.) 1 Common Tern (Fishing lake.) [David Hale]

Chigborough Lakes
Tuesday 09 Jul

Chigborough Lakes 10:05 to 11:45, Cloudy, light S. wind.
4 Mute Swan (One pair with seven young, Teal Pond (from Main Lake) and one pair with three young, Bean Mere.) 130 Mallard (circa. 90+ Pochard Lake, 40+ Main Lake.) 4 Tufted Duck (Females with four young, Pochard Lake, three and one young, Main Lake, and circa five young, meadow.) 1 Great Crested Grebe (Adult with one young, Gadwall Lake.) 1 Cattle Egret (Adult with two young visible in heronry from metal gate. (Sighting of three adult at same location on 27/6 previously withheld on request. Description as then.)) 4 Grey Heron 15 Little Egret (+.) 20 Cormorant (+.) 1 Kingfisher (Gadwall Lake.) 2 Green Woodpecker 11 Chiffchaff (Seven singing.) 7 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush (Singing.) 16 Goldfinch (Together.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes 09:00 to 13:00,
6 Cattle Egret (Pair feeding 4 well grown young in nest on island) 9 Little Egret (At least 4 active nests) 4 Grey Heron 5 Pochard (Adult female with 4 well grown juveniles) 5 Gadwall 21 Greylag Goose 2 Swift 1 Song Thrush 4 Reed Warbler 1 Green Woodpecker [Lee G R Evans]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 04 Jul

Chigborough Lakes 09:35 to 11:30, And 12:50 to 13:30. Sunny, clear sky. With Graham Barber. Red-eared terrapin seen again on Gadwall Lake.
1 Buzzard (Circling field north of reserve.) 2 Sand Martin (Briefly over reserve with Swallows) 12 Swallow (Briefly over reserve with Sand Martin.) 3 Song Thrush (Singing.) 3 Bullfinch (One (male) on reserve and two others seen north along Chigborough Rd. after leaving reserve.) 7 Greenfinch (Together inc. young.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Monday 01 Jul

Chigborough Lakes 10:15 to 12:05, Sunny, cloud increasing, fresh W. wind.
6 Mute Swan (Three pair still with seven, four and three young.) 50 Mallard (+. Two female with eight and three young, Pochard lake. One female with four young Gadwall Lake.) 1 Tufted Duck (Female with five young, Pochard Lake.) 1 Little Grebe (Adult with single young, Gadwall Lake.) 1 Great Crested Grebe (Adult with single young, Gadwall lake.) 11 Chiffchaff (Nine singing.) 9 Blackcap (Seven singing, two female.) 4 Reed Warbler (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 27 Jun

Chigborough Lakes 17:20 to 19:30, Clear sky, cool NE wind. Main Lake only. Red Admiral and Comma butterflies also seen.
2 Mute Swan (Pair with seven young (previously eight).) 70 Mallard (+.) 1 Tufted Duck (Female with six (very) young.) 4 Little Grebe (Inc. pair nest building.) 1 Great Crested Grebe 5 Grey Heron 30 Little Egret (+.) 40 Cormorant (+.) 1 Common Tern 1 Swallow 3 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 3 Cattle Egret (Adults in heronry. (Sighting previously witheld on request due to breeding) Compact, with yellow bill and yellow/orange colour to crown.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Wednesday 26 Jun

Chigborough Lakes 14:15 to 15:30, Warm & breezy. Saw american mink on Gadwall lake with waterfowl chick in it's jaws, couldn't tell what species.
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Male) 1 Green Woodpecker 3 Chiffchaff 6 Blackcap 1 Garden Warbler 2 Whitethroat [Tony Thomas]

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