Date Details Sitename
Thursday 11 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 10:00 to 11:50, And 14:00 to 14:35. Sunny, fresh NE wind. Orange Tip & Comma also seen. With Graham Barber.
2 Mute Swan (Pair nesting Pochard Lake.) 1 Garganey (Male. Gadwall Lake. Still present at 14:30.) 2 Gadwall (Pair on Teal Pond.) 4 Great Crested Grebe (Including pair nesting Gadwall Lake.) 1 Buzzard 1 Cuckoo (Heard calling from Rook Hall.) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 7 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 14 Blackcap (Thirteen singing males, one female.) 1 Whitethroat (Heard only. N of carpark.) 11 Wren (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Sunday 07 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 12:00 to 12:15, Overcast light rain
1 Cuckoo (Heard, north side of EWT lake) [Paul Jeffries]

Chigborough Lakes
Friday 05 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 10:05 to 11:35,
8 Mute Swan (Pair nesting Main Lake and pairs present on Bean Mere, Pochard Lake and Gadwall Lake.) 5 Grey Heron (+. Heronry.) 15 Little Egret (Heronry. At least five apparently occupied nests.) 40 Cormorant (+. Heronry. At least 21 apparently occupied nests.) 1 Cuckoo (Heard only.) 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only.) 2 Jay 18 Blue Tit (+. Minimum of nine pairs.) 22 Great Tit (+. Minimum of eleven pairs.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. NW corner of reserve.) 10 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 9 Blackcap (Singing.) 13 Wren (Singing.) 11 Robin (Singing.) 2 Chaffinch (Pair.) 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 04 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 10:00 to 12:15, And 13:15 to 14:30. Fox also seen. Sightings reported by Graham Barber.
10 Little Egret (Heronry. Looking to nest?) 1 Buzzard 1 Cuckoo 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. At south end of Main Lake.) 12 Chiffchaff 1 Sedge Warbler 10 Blackcap 1 Song Thrush 1 Mistle Thrush 2 Bullfinch (Male and female.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 28 Mar

Chigborough Lakes 09:55 to 11:45, And 13:10 to 13:45. Overcast, mild. With Graham Barber.
4 Mute Swan (Nest building on Main Lake and Pochard Lake.) 2 Shoveler (Pair disturbed from Teal Pond.) 25 Tufted Duck (circa.) 2 Little Grebe (Main Lake) 5 Great Crested Grebe (Pairs on Main Lake and Pochard Lake, one on Bean Mere.) 40 Cormorant (circa.) 1 Buzzard 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming.) 1 Kestrel (Male.) 6 Great Tit (Singing. More present.) 6 Long-tailed Tit (Three pair at least.) 13 Chiffchaff (Twelve singing, one calling.) 8 Blackcap (Singing.) 8 Wren (Singing.) 2 Song Thrush (Singing.) 2 Mistle Thrush (One heard only.) 9 Robin (Singing.) 2 Bullfinch (Pair.) 16 Linnet (Seen south of reserve before similar number flew over carpark.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Monday 25 Mar

Chigborough Lakes 10:30 to 12:15, Sunny with fresh N. wind.
2 Mute Swan (Pair, Pochard Lake.) 14 Tufted Duck (7 male, 7 female.) 3 Little Grebe (Present on Main, Pochard and Gadwall Lakes.) 4 Great Crested Grebe (Pairs on Bean Mere and Pochard Lake.) 1 Little Egret (Gadwall Lake.) 40 Cormorant (+. 19 occupied nests visible in heronry.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. NW corner of Reserve.) 6 Long-tailed Tit (At least three pair.) 7 Chiffchaff (Six singing, one calling.) 4 Blackcap (Male seen and three heard only.) 1 Whitethroat (Sadly (as very early) heard only. North of car park by Chigborough Road.) 12 Wren (Singing) 1 Song Thrush (Singing.) 9 Robin (Singing.) 2 Linnet (Pair.) 10 Goldfinch (Single flock.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 21 Mar

Chigborough Lakes 10:10 to 12:00, And 13:15 to14:10. Overcast until 12:30 then warm and sunny. With Graham Barber.
4 Mute Swan (Occupied nest on Main Lake and Pochard Lake) 1 Egyptian Goose (Flew over from Rook Hall.) 2 Shoveler (Pair flew from Teal Pond.) 4 Great Crested Grebe (Pair on Pochard Lake and Gadwall Lake.) 8 Grey Heron (Heronry) 7 Little Egret (Four Main Lake, three Pochard Lake.) 40 Cormorant (+. Heronry) 2 Buzzard (Together.) 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming.) 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Kestrel (Male.) 7 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Mistle Thrush (Flew over.) 3 Bullfinch (Male and female seen and one other heard. All different areas.) 3 Linnet (Male and two female. Field south of car park.) 2 Brimstone (Male and female.) 1 Comma 3 Peacock Butterfly (+.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Friday 15 Mar

Chigborough Lakes 09:55 to 11:40, And 12:45 to 13:20. Cloud with sun, brisk W wind. With Graham Barber.
4 Mute Swan (Two pair.) 13 Shoveler 3 Gadwall 13 Tufted Duck 4 Great Crested Grebe (One pair, Bean Mere, one pair Gadwall Lake.) 5 Grey Heron (Minimum occupied nests in heronry, Main Lake.) 3 Little Egret 16 Cormorant (Minimum occupied nests in heronry, Main Lake.) 1 Buzzard 70 Black-headed Gull (+. Main Lake.) 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only.) 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Bullfinch (Male.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 07 Mar

Chigborough Lakes 12:10 to 12:10, Sunny, blustery.
4 Sand Martin (Sighted over Main Lake by Graham Barber.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 21 Feb

Chigborough Lakes 10:05 to 11:35, And 12.55 to 13.50. Light SW wind, sunny. With Graham Barber.
40 Shoveler (+.) 30 Gadwall (+.) 4 Great Crested Grebe (Two pair.) 20 Grey Heron (circa. Heronry.) 30 Cormorant (circa. Heronry.) 1 Buzzard (Two sightings, probably same bird.) 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Heard only.) 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only.) 1 Kestrel [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes