Date Details Sitename
Wednesday 05 Apr

Chigborough Lakes , 10:10 to 15:50, Dry, warm NNW breeze, sun & cloud, max 18c.
10 Cormorant (circa, nesting & flyovers.), 4 Little Egret (nesting alongside Herons.), 12 Grey Heron (circa, many on nest with young.), 2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker (seen, many heard.), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Heard drumming from car park.), 2 Swallow, 1 Wren, 6 Dunnock (pairs.), 10 Robin (circa, many more heard singing.), 1 Blackbird (male. Butterflies, Comma, Peacock & Small White.), 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard.), 2 Blackcap (pair in car park.), 8 Chiffchaff (seen, more heard all over reserve.), 1 Willow Warbler (Good views, preening on low scrub in car park.), 6 Long-tailed Tit (3 pair.), 1 Great Tit, 2 Jay, 2 Chaffinch (males.), 1 Goldfinch, 4 Bullfinch (pair in car park.), 1 Reed Bunting (male, car park. Brenda &) [David Hale]

Chigborough Lakes
Monday 03 Apr

Chigborough Lakes , 10:00 to 13:30, Clear sunny, cloud building from mid-day. Light but fresh S. wind.
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pair.), 13 Wren (Singing.), 4 Dunnock (Two pairs.), 9 Robin (Singing.), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.), 9 Blackcap (Including 8 singing males.), 1 Garden Warbler (Singing by car park. ), 14 Chiffchaff (Singing.), 5 Long-tailed Tit (Including one with nest material.), 5 Jay, 6 Magpie (Including two pairs.), 2 Greenfinch (Pair.), 1 Goldfinch, 5 Bullfinch (Two pairs and one male.), 1 Brimstone (Female. Also Small White, Orange Tip (male), Peacock and Speckled Wood.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Friday 17 Mar

Chigborough Lakes , 10:30 to 13:30, Overcast with sunny spells and fresh W wind.
1 Red Kite (Flying east to west over Reserve.), 1 Buzzard (Over field to north of Reserve.), 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only.), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming.), 1 Song Thrush, 1 Bullfinch (Male by car park.) [Graham Barber]

Chigborough Lakes
Wednesday 15 Mar

Chigborough Lakes , 09:35 to 11:35, Sunny, warm and calm.
9 Mute Swan (Including pairs on Main Lake, Pochard Lake and Bean Mere.), 2 Greylag Goose (Pair on Pochard Lake.), 2 Canada Goose (Pair on Pochard Lake.), 5 Gadwall (Including pairs on Main Lake and Pochard Lake.), 10 Mallard, 10 Shoveler, 8 Pochard, 75 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye (Male.), 3 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe (Pair nest building on Pochard Lake and pair on Gadwall Lake.), 30 Cormorant (+. At least 10 occupied nests.), 6 Grey Heron (With cormorants.), 1 Buzzard, 10 Moorhen, 49 Coot, 3 Green Woodpecker (1 seen, 2 heard only.), 13 Wren (Singing.), 4 Dunnock (Two pairs.), 21 Robin (Singing.), 8 Blackbird, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Possibly two. One seen, one heard only.), 9 Chiffchaff (8 singing.), 6 Long-tailed Tit (Three pairs.), 11 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Bullfinch (Pair.), 1 Brimstone (Male.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 12 Jan

Chigborough Lakes 09:05 to 10:40, Dull
4 Bullfinch 8 Grey Heron (At nests) 40 Cormorant (circa, Behind heronry; can't see any nests) [Paul Gymer]

Chigborough Lakes
Monday 31 Oct

Chigborough Lakes 10:30 to 11:45, Sunny, mild
6 Bullfinch 4 Cetti's Warbler 21 Little Egret [Paul Gymer]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 19 May

Chigborough Lakes 10:30 to 13:45, Overcast at first, becoming warmer, dry.
2 Mute Swan (Pair with young hidden in reeds (Pochard Lake).) 10 Little Grebe (Three pairs, one with four young (Main Lake).) 5 Great Crested Grebe (Pair with three young (Gadwall Lake).) 1 Sparrowhawk (Female.) 1 Buzzard 2 Cuckoo (Calling.) 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Song Thrush (Singing.) 5 Cetti's Warbler (Possibly six including four or five singing males and one female.) 5 Reed Warbler (Three singing (Main Lake) and a pair (Fishing Lake).) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 12 May

Chigborough Lakes 10:00 to 13:45, Sunny, warm, light NE wind.
2 Mute Swan (Pair nesting on Pochard Lake.) 3 Great Crested Grebe (Adult with two young on Pochard Lake.) 5 Grey Heron (Young visible at nesting site.) 1 Buzzard (Viewed in distance from Reserve.) 1 Hobby (Two sightings at either end of visit but possibly same bird.) 1 Common Tern (Over Main Lake.) 2 Cuckoo (Possibly three. ) 6 Swift (Groups of four and two.) 1 Pied Wagtail (Main Lake.) 10 Wren (Singing.) 2 Dunnock 12 Robin (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush (Singing.) 5 Cetti's Warbler (Two seen and heard. Three heard only.) 3 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 7 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 9 Blackcap (Singing.) 1 Garden Warbler (Heard only. By car park.) 3 Whitethroat (Pair plus one singing.) 8 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Willow Warbler (Singing.) 2 Long-tailed Tit (Pair in meadow area.) 2 Goldfinch (Pair by car park.) 2 Bullfinch (Pair in meadow area.) 1 Brimstone (plus Green-Veined White, Orange Tip, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Comma and Speckled Wood.) [Graham Barber]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 05 May

Chigborough Lakes 10:10 to 13:15, Sunny, light SE wind.
4 Mute Swan (Two pair nesting. One main lake and one Pochard Lake.) 3 Egyptian Goose (On field by Bean Mere.) 2 Buzzard (Over Reserve) 1 Kestrel 3 Cuckoo (Possibly four. Two seen.) 5 Swift (To and from Lofts Farm G.P.) 1 Green Woodpecker (One seen, possibly another heard.) 2 Swallow 9 Wren (Singing.) 11 Robin (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush 4 Cetti's Warbler (Possibly five. Heard only.) 4 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 1 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 10 Blackcap 4 Whitethroat 10 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Willow Warbler (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Tuesday 03 May

Chigborough Lakes 11:00 to 11:45, Bright and breezy
1 Cuckoo (Calling) 2 Green Woodpecker (Calling) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Calling) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Adult with tow large young. Adult on nest.) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing) [Martin Iddon]

Chigborough Lakes