Date Details Sitename
Thursday 30 Aug

Chigborough Lakes 09:30 to 11:30, And 12:30 to 13:15. Increasingly warm and still. Very pleasant.
12 Mute Swan (Pair with three well grown young, Pochard Lake. Pair with five well grown young, Main Lake.) 8 Little Grebe (Four, Main lake. Four Pochard Lake.) 42 Little Egret (Main Lake.) Great White Egret (Main Lake. Wading in water. Easily distinguished from Little Egrets by size alone. First seen locally since two at Slough House Farm in February and one briefly at this location in March.) Sparrowhawk (Female.) Buzzard (North of reserve.) 2 Green Woodpecker 2 Lesser Whitethroat 5 Greenfinch [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Tuesday 21 Aug

Chigborough Lakes 10:15 to 11:45, Sunny spells, humid.
12 Mute Swan (Pair with five young, Main Lake. Pair with three young, Gadwall lake.) 29 Little Egret Buzzard (Heard only.) Green Woodpecker Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 Blackcap 9 Chiffchaff [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 16 Aug

Chigborough Lakes 08:15 to 10:30, And 11:30 to 11:50. Overcast, light drizzle at times, later heavy rain.
7 Mute Swan (Pair with five well grown young. Main lake.) 7 Little Egret (Main Lake.) Buzzard (Heard only.) Green Woodpecker (At least.) Great Spotted Woodpecker Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) Blackcap (Male.) 7 Chiffchaff (+.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Friday 10 Aug

Chigborough Lakes 19:00 to 20:40, Occasional brief shower, some thunder. Main Lake only.
7 Mute Swan (Pair with five well grown young.) 150 Greylag Goose (circa. Three flocks flying south in quick succession.) 30 Mallard (circa. Including female with brood of two.) 66 Cormorant (Roosting at heronry) 21 Little Egret (Two at start of visit, seven flew in. All flew towards Lofts Farm roost site as did 12 flyovers.) 5 Grey Heron (None present at conclusion of visit having all flown south.) Cetti's Warbler (Heard three times from same location.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 02 Aug

Chigborough Lakes 09:30 to 12:30,
7 Mute Swan (Pair, Main Lake. Pair with three cygnets, Pochard Lake.) 3 Mallard (Female with two young, Main Lake.) 16 Tufted Duck (Two females with broods of eight and six, Pochard Lake.) 6 Little Grebe (Five (including one juvenile) Main Lake. One, Pochard Lake.) 2 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Whitethroat 2 Chiffchaff (Seen. Several others heard only.) 4 Greenfinch (Two male, two female.) 2 Bullfinch (Pair.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 21 Jun

Chigborough Lakes , 10:00 to 13:30, Sunny, brisk NW wind. (Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, and Ringlet butterflies seen).
12 Mute Swan (One pair, five young (Teal Pond), one pair, three young (Pochard Lake).), 25 Pochard (+. (Pochard Lake).), 25 Tufted Duck (+. Including pair with four young. (Pochard Lake).), 1 Red Kite, 1 Kestrel, 5 Swift (+.), 5 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Bullfinch (Male.) [Graham Barber]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 14 Jun

Chigborough Lakes , 10:00 to 13:15, Overcast, brisk SW wind.
5 Mute Swan (Pair on nest with minimum three young (Pochard Lake).), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Cuckoo (Heard only.), 5 Swift (+), 1 Song Thrush (Singing.), 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler (Singing.), 2 Whitethroat (Singing.), 4 Bullfinch (Two pair.) [Graham Barber]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 07 Jun

Chigborough Lakes , 08:15 to 10:30
7 Mallard (Broods. (9,9, Teal Pond, 3 Bean Mere, 4, 6, Gadwall Lake, 9, 2, Main Lake).), 2 Great Crested Grebe (Pair, Pochard lake.), 20 Cormorant (+. Several occupied nests.), 15 Grey Heron (+. Several occupied nests.), 1 Buzzard, 4 Coot (+. Pair nesting on Main Lake and Pochard Lake. ), 2 Cuckoo (Male and Female.), 15 Wren (Singing), 10 Robin (Singing), 6 Blackbird ( Including one juvenile.), 2 Song Thrush (Singing.), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing.), 2 Sedge Warbler (Singing.), 6 Reed Warbler (Five singing, one food carrying.), 7 Blackcap (Two female.), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.), 3 Whitethroat (Singing.), 10 Chiffchaff (Singing.), 1 Chaffinch (Singing.), 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Friday 01 Jun

Chigborough Lakes , 11:50 to 15:55, Dry, overcast, humid, calm. Sightings with Brenda. No access to car park, gate locked !.
20 Canada Goose (circa. Large creche of Goslings on Bean Mere.), 1 Red-legged Partridge (Few Speckled Wood butterflies on the wing. Dragon Flies & Damselflies plentiful over water.), 4 Grey Heron (2 of them juveniles. Sightings on circuit of Pochard lake.), 2 Common Tern, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Cuckoo (at least. Pair watched at Bean Mere, Rufous female acting as if egg dumping in reed bed.), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff (seen, many heard.), 15 Long-tailed Tit (circa.), 2 Great Tit (pair to & fro from nest hole. Great Spotted W P put of interfering by our presence.), 1 Jay [David Hale]

Chigborough Lakes , 09:45 to 13:45, And surrounding area. Overcast with increasing humidity. Also seen: Fox (with mange), Brimstone, Orange Tip, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Speckled Wood and Small Heath butterflies and Hornets.
4 Great Crested Grebe (Pair with two young (On lake SE of Main Lake)), 2 Sparrowhawk (Pair.), 1 Buzzard (Perched just N. of reserve.), 1 Kestrel (Slough House Farm.), 4 Cuckoo (Including a pair. (One heard at Rook Hall Farm).), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Swallow, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Briefly heard by Main Lake.), 2 Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 20 Goldfinch (circa. (Slough House Farm).), 2 Linnet (Female and juvenile. (Slough House Farm).), 3 Bullfinch (Two male.) [Graham Barber]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 24 May

Chigborough Lakes , 10:00 to 11:30
3 Cuckoo (Two male calling throughout and one hepatic female.), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming.), 1 Song Thrush [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes