Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 21 May

Chigborough Lakes 10:00 to 10:00, Sunny with somecloud
2 Cuckoo (Males seen and heard) [Martin Iddon]

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Monday 13 May

Chigborough Lakes 09:55 to 11:40, Sunny, light E wind.
2 Cuckoo (Heard simultaneously.) 4 Swift 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only.) 1 Swallow 1 House Martin 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. North of Main Lake.) 10 Long-tailed Tit (+. Two family groups.) 8 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 9 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 16 Blackcap (15 singing.) 6 Whitethroat (Singing.) 14 Wren (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush (Singing.) 1 Mistle Thrush 1 Nightingale (Singing. North of Teal Pond.) 1 Reed Bunting (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

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Friday 10 May

Chigborough Lakes 09:40 to 11:20, Cloudy with sunny spells.
7 Mute Swan (Pairs nesting, Bean Mere, Main Lake and Pochard lake. One, Teal pond.) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Pair nesting Gadwall Lake.) 40 Cormorant (+. 20+ occupied nests.) 1 Buzzard 1 Cuckoo (Heard only.) 2 Swift 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only.) 10 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 8 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 15 Blackcap (Singing.) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 4 Whitethroat (Singing.) 14 Wren (Singing.) 4 Song Thrush (Singing.) 10 Robin (Singing.) 1 Nightingale (Heard only. North of Teal Pond.) 1 Bullfinch 2 Greenfinch (Pair?) 2 Reed Bunting (Pair.) 1 Brimstone (Speckled Wood, Holly Blue and Orange Tip also seen.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Tuesday 07 May

Chigborough Lakes 09:55 to 11:50, Sunny, increasing cloud, light S. wind.
6 Mute Swan (Pairs nesting on Main Lake, Pochard Lake and Bean Mere.) 1 Mallard (Female with three young. Gadwall Lake.) 2 Little Grebe (Pair. Main Lake.) 4 Great Crested Grebe (Pair nesting. Gadwall Lake. Pair, Pochard Lake.) 1 Cuckoo (Heard only.) 15 Swift (circa. Over Lofts Farm earlier.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. North of Main Lake.) 2 Long-tailed Tit (Pair carrying food.) 9 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 7 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 13 Blackcap (Singing.) 5 Whitethroat (Four singing.) 12 Wren (Singing.) 2 Song Thrush (Singing.) 11 Robin (Singing.) 1 Nightingale (Singing. North of Teal Pond.) 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) 1 Brimstone (Orange Tip, Small Tortoiseshell, Holly Blue and Speckled Wood also seen.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 02 May

Chigborough Lakes 10:00 to 13:45, Sunny, varying cloud cover, light W wind. With Graham Barber.
1 Buzzard 1 Cuckoo (Calling.) 6 Swift (Same birds ? later over Lofts Farm with eight House Martin.) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. North of Main Lake.) 2 Song Thrush (One singing.) 1 Nightingale (Heard only. North of Teal Pond.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Wednesday 01 May

Chigborough Lakes 09:45 to 11:55, Sunny, calm.
3 Mallard (Females with three (Gadwall Lake), six (Pochard Lake) and five young (Bean Mere).) 19 Tufted Duck (Eight, Pochard Lake, eleven Gadwall Lake) 1 Buzzard 1 Cuckoo (Calling.) 3 Swift (At least.) 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. North of Main lake.) 7 Long-tailed Tit (Pair with five recently fledged young.) 9 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 6 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 11 Blackcap (Singing.) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 7 Whitethroat (Six singing.) 13 Wren (Singing.) 2 Song Thrush (One singing.) 12 Robin (Singing.) 1 Nightingale (Heard only. North of Teal Pond.) 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes
Monday 29 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 10:35 to 12:30, Overcast.
1 Buzzard 3 Moorhen (Adult with two young.) 1 Cuckoo (Calling from Rook Hall.) 1 Tawny Owl 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. North of Main Lake.) 1 Sedge Warbler 6 Reed Warbler 2 Song Thrush 1 Nightingale (Singing. North of Teal Pond.) [Malcolm Corbett]

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Sunday 28 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 04:30 to 06:15, Cool, windy & overcast
1 Nightingale 1 Cuckoo 6 Song Thrush 2 Lesser Whitethroat 12 Whitethroat 20 Blackcap 6 Chiffchaff 2 Cetti's Warbler 2 Bullfinch 2 Jay 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 6 Reed Warbler [Tony Kennelly]

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Friday 26 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 10:05 to 12:00, Increasing cloud cover, fresh SW wind.
6 Mute Swan (Pairs nesting Main Lake, Pochard Lake and Bean Mere.) 14 Tufted Duck 2 Great Crested Grebe (Pair nesting, Gadwall Lake.) 8 Grey Heron (+. Heronry.) 50 Cormorant (circa. Heronry.) 3 Buzzard 1 Cuckoo (Heard only.) 4 Jay (Including one pair.) 1 Swallow 20 House Martin (circa.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 7 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 2 Sedge Warbler 4 Reed Warbler 13 Blackcap (Three female. Ten singing males.) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 1 Whitethroat (Singing.) 14 Wren (Singing.) 5 Blackbird (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush 11 Robin (Singing.) 1 Chaffinch 1 Bullfinch (Male) 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

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Thursday 25 Apr

Chigborough Lakes 09:30 to 13:45, Cloudy, showers. Pair of fox with two cubs also seen. All sightings by Graham Barber.
1 Sparrowhawk 15 Swallow (circa.) 30 House Martin (circa.) 1 Cetti's Warbler 2 Reed Warbler 3 Whitethroat 1 Nightingale (In full song. Teal Pond area.) 3 Bullfinch (Two male, one female.) [Malcolm Corbett]

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