Date Details Sitename
Monday 24 Jun

Chigborough Lakes 10:10 to 12:00, Overcast, humid, light SW wind.
1 Tufted Duck (Female with six young. Pochard Lake.) 3 Little Grebe (Inc. pair with young. Main Lake.) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Pair with one young (previously two). Gadwall Lake.) 20 Little Egret (+. Heronry.) 2 Coot (Pair with three young. Main Lake.) 1 Cuckoo (Calling.) 1 Kingfisher (Main Lake. My first since January.) 10 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 5 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 9 Blackcap (Eight singing. One female.) 12 Wren (Singing.) 10 Blackbird (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 20 Jun

Chigborough Lakes 09:50 to 11:45, And 12:55 to 13:30. Sunny at first, cloud increasing to overcast, dry. With Graham Barber. Red-eared Terrapin on Gadwall Lake.
2 Mallard (Females with two and eight young. Main Lake.) 1 Pochard (Female with five young. Main Lake.) 2 Little Grebe (Main Lake.) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Pair with two young. Gadwall lake. (Adult Terrapin basking on island of this lake).) 1 Buzzard 2 Common Tern 1 Cuckoo (Calling.) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Kestrel 8 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 4 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 6 Blackcap (Singing.) 1 Garden Warbler (Singing.) 2 Whitethroat (Pair feeding fledglings.) 7 Wren (Singing.) 4 Song Thrush (Singing.) 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 06 Jun

Chigborough Lakes 14:30 to 16:00,
2 Mute Swan (Pair with four young, Bean Mere. (Previously reported as three young).) 2 Gadwall (Main Lake.) 2 Tufted Duck (Pair with six young, Gadwall Lake.) 2 Little Grebe (Pair with one young, nest building, Main Lake.) 16 Little Egret (+. Heronry.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Monday 03 Jun

Chigborough Lakes 10:50 to 12:45, Cloudy, sunny spells, fresh SW wind.
6 Mute Swan (Three pair with young, three(Bean Mere), eight (Main Lake) and three (Pochard Lake).) 1 Mallard (Female with four young (Pochard Lake).) 6 Little Grebe (Pairs on Main, Pochard and Gadwall Lakes) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Pair nesting, Gadwall Lake..) 10 Grey Heron (+. Heronry.) 17 Little Egret (+. Heronry.) 25 Cormorant (+. Heronry.) 1 Cuckoo (Calling.) 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only.) 7 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 4 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 11 Blackcap (Singing.) 1 Whitethroat (Singing.) 11 Wren (Singing.) 2 Song Thrush (Singing.) 2 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 30 May

Chigborough Lakes 10:05 to 12:00, And 13:40 to 14:15. Cloudy, sunny intervals, warm, W. wind. With Graham Barber.
6 Mute Swan (Pair nesting Bean Mere. Pairs with eight and three recently fledged young, Main Lake and Pochard Lake. ) 1 Cattle Egret (Compact egret, yellow bill and hue to forehead. Clearly different to Little Egrets present. Briefly seen in heronry before flying north. ) 3 Buzzard 1 Cuckoo (Heard only.) 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only.) 9 Chiffchaff (Seven singing) 7 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 12 Blackcap (Singing.) 2 Whitethroat (Singing.) 2 Song Thrush (Singing.) 2 Bullfinch (Pair.) 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Tuesday 21 May

Chigborough Lakes 10:00 to 10:00, Sunny with somecloud
2 Cuckoo (Males seen and heard) [Martin Iddon]

Chigborough Lakes
Monday 13 May

Chigborough Lakes 09:55 to 11:40, Sunny, light E wind.
2 Cuckoo (Heard simultaneously.) 4 Swift 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only.) 1 Swallow 1 House Martin 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. North of Main Lake.) 10 Long-tailed Tit (+. Two family groups.) 8 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 9 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 16 Blackcap (15 singing.) 6 Whitethroat (Singing.) 14 Wren (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush (Singing.) 1 Mistle Thrush 1 Nightingale (Singing. North of Teal Pond.) 1 Reed Bunting (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Friday 10 May

Chigborough Lakes 09:40 to 11:20, Cloudy with sunny spells.
7 Mute Swan (Pairs nesting, Bean Mere, Main Lake and Pochard lake. One, Teal pond.) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Pair nesting Gadwall Lake.) 40 Cormorant (+. 20+ occupied nests.) 1 Buzzard 1 Cuckoo (Heard only.) 2 Swift 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only.) 10 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 8 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 15 Blackcap (Singing.) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 4 Whitethroat (Singing.) 14 Wren (Singing.) 4 Song Thrush (Singing.) 10 Robin (Singing.) 1 Nightingale (Heard only. North of Teal Pond.) 1 Bullfinch 2 Greenfinch (Pair?) 2 Reed Bunting (Pair.) 1 Brimstone (Speckled Wood, Holly Blue and Orange Tip also seen.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Tuesday 07 May

Chigborough Lakes 09:55 to 11:50, Sunny, increasing cloud, light S. wind.
6 Mute Swan (Pairs nesting on Main Lake, Pochard Lake and Bean Mere.) 1 Mallard (Female with three young. Gadwall Lake.) 2 Little Grebe (Pair. Main Lake.) 4 Great Crested Grebe (Pair nesting. Gadwall Lake. Pair, Pochard Lake.) 1 Cuckoo (Heard only.) 15 Swift (circa. Over Lofts Farm earlier.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. North of Main Lake.) 2 Long-tailed Tit (Pair carrying food.) 9 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 7 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 13 Blackcap (Singing.) 5 Whitethroat (Four singing.) 12 Wren (Singing.) 2 Song Thrush (Singing.) 11 Robin (Singing.) 1 Nightingale (Singing. North of Teal Pond.) 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) 1 Brimstone (Orange Tip, Small Tortoiseshell, Holly Blue and Speckled Wood also seen.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 02 May

Chigborough Lakes 10:00 to 13:45, Sunny, varying cloud cover, light W wind. With Graham Barber.
1 Buzzard 1 Cuckoo (Calling.) 6 Swift (Same birds ? later over Lofts Farm with eight House Martin.) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. North of Main Lake.) 2 Song Thrush (One singing.) 1 Nightingale (Heard only. North of Teal Pond.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes