Date Details Sitename
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]

Chigborough Lakes
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]

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