Date Details Sitename
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]

Chigborough Lakes
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