Date Details Sitename
Wednesday 01 May

Chigborough Lakes 09:45 to 11:55, Sunny, calm.
3 Mallard (Females with three (Gadwall Lake), six (Pochard Lake) and five young (Bean Mere).) 19 Tufted Duck (Eight, Pochard Lake, eleven Gadwall Lake) 1 Buzzard 1 Cuckoo (Calling.) 3 Swift (At least.) 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. North of Main lake.) 7 Long-tailed Tit (Pair with five recently fledged young.) 9 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 6 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 11 Blackcap (Singing.) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 7 Whitethroat (Six singing.) 13 Wren (Singing.) 2 Song Thrush (One singing.) 12 Robin (Singing.) 1 Nightingale (Heard only. North of Teal Pond.) 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Monday 29 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 10:35 to 12:30, Overcast.
1 Buzzard 3 Moorhen (Adult with two young.) 1 Cuckoo (Calling from Rook Hall.) 1 Tawny Owl 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. North of Main Lake.) 1 Sedge Warbler 6 Reed Warbler 2 Song Thrush 1 Nightingale (Singing. North of Teal Pond.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Sunday 28 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 04:30 to 06:15, Cool, windy & overcast
1 Nightingale 1 Cuckoo 6 Song Thrush 2 Lesser Whitethroat 12 Whitethroat 20 Blackcap 6 Chiffchaff 2 Cetti's Warbler 2 Bullfinch 2 Jay 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 6 Reed Warbler [Tony Kennelly]

Chigborough Lakes
Friday 26 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 10:05 to 12:00, Increasing cloud cover, fresh SW wind.
6 Mute Swan (Pairs nesting Main Lake, Pochard Lake and Bean Mere.) 14 Tufted Duck 2 Great Crested Grebe (Pair nesting, Gadwall Lake.) 8 Grey Heron (+. Heronry.) 50 Cormorant (circa. Heronry.) 3 Buzzard 1 Cuckoo (Heard only.) 4 Jay (Including one pair.) 1 Swallow 20 House Martin (circa.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 7 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 2 Sedge Warbler 4 Reed Warbler 13 Blackcap (Three female. Ten singing males.) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 1 Whitethroat (Singing.) 14 Wren (Singing.) 5 Blackbird (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush 11 Robin (Singing.) 1 Chaffinch 1 Bullfinch (Male) 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 25 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 09:30 to 13:45, Cloudy, showers. Pair of fox with two cubs also seen. All sightings by Graham Barber.
1 Sparrowhawk 15 Swallow (circa.) 30 House Martin (circa.) 1 Cetti's Warbler 2 Reed Warbler 3 Whitethroat 1 Nightingale (In full song. Teal Pond area.) 3 Bullfinch (Two male, one female.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Saturday 20 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 18:30 to 19:30, Sunny
2 Cuckoo (Heard, not seen) 2 Whitethroat 3 Lesser Whitethroat 12 Blackcap (9 male, 3 female) 3 Cetti's Warbler (1 seen, 2 heard only) 2 Sedge Warbler 1 Reed Warbler 1 Jay 2 Song Thrush (I found a piece of camera equipment in disused hide on main lake. If anyone lost this when visiting please let me know and can arrange return.) [Tony Thomas]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 18 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 10:10 to 12:15, Sunny, warm, light ESE wind.
8 Mute Swan (Pairs nesting on Main and Pochard Lakes. Pairs on Bean Mere and private lake just south of reserve.) 1 Garganey (Male. Gadwall Lake. Briefly out in open for good views at 11:00 then very elusive.) 5 Mallard (Pair with three young. Gadwall Lake.) 4 Little Grebe (Pairs on Main and Pochard Lakes.) 4 Great Crested Grebe (Pair nesting Gadwall Lake. Pair Pochard Lake.) 10 Grey Heron (+. Heronry.) 20 Little Egret (+. Heronry.) 50 Cormorant (Circa. Heronry. 20+ occupied nests.) 1 Buzzard (Heard only.) 2 Collared Dove (Pair.) 1 Cuckoo (Calling from Rook Hall.) 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only.) 4 Cetti's Warbler (One seen, three heard only. All near Main Lake.) 11 Chiffchaff (Five singing, others contact calls only.) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 2 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 14 Blackcap (All males.) 1 Whitethroat 13 Wren (Singing.) 8 Robin (Singing.) 2 Chaffinch (Pair.) 2 Brimstone (Male and female. Large, Small and Green-veined White, Orange Tip, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma and Speckled Wood also seen.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Monday 15 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 10:40 to 12:15, Sunny. Light ESE wind.
6 Mute Swan (Pair Bean Mere and pairs nesting on Main and Pochard Lakes.) 2 Gadwall (Pair Teal Pond.) 2 Pochard (Pair Gadwall Lake.) 8 Tufted Duck (Three male, three female Gadwall Lake. Pair Bean Mere.) 5 Little Grebe (Two pair Pochard Lake. One Main Lake.) 5 Great Crested Grebe (Two pair Pochard Lake. One Bean Mere.) 9 Little Egret (Heronry. Some nesting.) 45 Cormorant (+. 20+ occupied nests. Heronry.) 1 Buzzard ( ) 1 Cetti's Warbler (North of Main Lake. Heard only.) 7 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 12 Blackcap (Singing.) 13 Wren (Singing.) 9 Robin (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Saturday 13 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 15:45 to 16:30,
1 Cuckoo (Heard only, Rook Hall lake) 1 Willow Warbler 6 Pochard (+) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Andrew Allen]

Chigborough Lakes
Friday 12 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 06:15 to 08:15,
1 Garganey (Male on gadwall lake) 4 Bullfinch 2 Willow Warbler 1 Cuckoo 6 Chiffchaff 6 Blackcap 2 Great Crested Grebe 4 Song Thrush 1 Green Woodpecker 3 Cetti's Warbler 4 Mute Swan 4 Little Egret 4 Grey Heron 12 Cormorant [Tony Kennelly]

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