Date Details Sitename
Thursday 18 Oct

Chigborough Lakes 10:00 to 11:30,
80 Gadwall (+. 50+ Pochard Lake, 30+ Main Lake.) 3 Teal (Main Lake.) 50 Shoveler (circa. Main Lake.) 5 Little Grebe 1 Kestrel 2 Green Woodpecker [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Friday 28 Sep

Chigborough Lakes 09:55 to 11:25, Hornets everywhere (nest by Gadwall Lake) Fox also seen.
40 Gadwall (+) 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Green Woodpecker 4 Chiffchaff (Heard only.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 20 Sep

Chigborough Lakes 12:40 to 12:50, Overcast, brisk SW wind. With Graham Barber.
2 Buzzard (Just north of reserve.) 1 Bullfinch (Female, near car park.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 13 Sep

Chigborough Lakes 09:20 to 11:10, And 12:20 to 12:55. Active hornet nest by seat north of Gadwall lake. With Graham Barber.
12 Mute Swan (Usual pairs on Main and Pochard Lakes with five and three young respectively.) 7 Little Grebe (Three on Main Lake, four on Pochard Lake.) 12 Little Egret (Heronry.) 4 Buzzard 1 Kestrel (Male.) 1 Hobby (Abundant supply of dragonflies.) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Blackcap (Male.) 1 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Whitethroat 15 Long-tailed Tit (+.) 2 Bullfinch (Pair.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 06 Sep

Chigborough Lakes 09:30 to 11:15, And 12:40 to 13:15. Overcast at first, clearing to blue sky, very warm. With Graham Barber.
Kingfisher (Gadwall Lake.) 2 Green Woodpecker Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 House Martin 2 Lesser Whitethroat 6 Goldfinch (+.) 2 Bullfinch (Pair.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
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