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August 23rd
Lea Farm GP – 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 12 Teal, 2 remaining Common Tern chicks on the raft, Reed Warbler in front of the hide, Cetti’s Warbler calling near Teal scrape (FJC); 2 Snipe, Little Egret in the south west corner, 2 Kestrel on landfill vents (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Water Rail at the edge of reeds at the back of the scrape, Common Sandpiper flew on to bund, Kingfisher (Richard Marsh)
Black Swan Lake – 6 Swift, Little Egret over along Emm Brook, Great Black-backed Gull west (FJC)

August 22nd
Lea Farm GP – 38 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Swift over, 2 Dunlin on east shore (FJC); Wheatear on vents on landfill (Tim James)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Water Rail chased from area of cut reeds by Moorhen (Richard Marsh)
Black Swan Lake – Swift, 70+ mixed hirundines (FJC)
Mortimer’s Meadow – Wheatear south of pylons close to Bader Way (Andrew Merrick); seen later by Richard Marsh


Wheatear in Mortimer’s Meadow – Richard Marsh

August 21st
Lea Farm GP – 4 Green Sandpiper, 8 Teal (FJC); Common Sandpiper, Hobby in tree in the south west corner (Andy Tomcyznski); Little Egret, 7 Green Sandpiper, 4 Shoveler, 2 Sand Martin chicks still in the wall (Bob Bennett); 4 Greenshank on east shore (Brian Bennett); 2 Dunlin on east shore (Geoff Emmett); Whitethroat, Reed Warbler (Caroline Moore)
Black Swan Lake – 10+ Swift over lake between Islands (FJC)

August 20th
Lea Farm GP – 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear on a distant post on the landfill beyond northeast corner of lake, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher (Richard Marsh)
Mortimer’s Meadow – Whinchat showing well by phragmites near power lines at south end of meadow (Andrew Merrick); Redstart female showing well near Whinchat (Dave Rimes)


Whinchat in Mortimer’s Meadow – Richard Marsh


Whinchat in Mortimer’s Meadow – David Hampton


Female Redstart in Mortimer’s Meadow – FJC

August 19th
Lea Farm GP – 5 Green Sandpiper in the south west corner, 8 Teal, Snipe on the east shore (FJC); Kingfisher (Rick Dawson)
Lavell’s Lake – Willow Warbler singing by Betty’s bench, Garganey, 6 Gadwall (FJC); 4 Little Grebe 2 adults and 2 juveniles on the Balancing Pool, Sparrowhawk in bush far side of wet meadow (Richard Marsh); Water Rail on edge of newly cut area (Rick Dawson); Nuthatch on the ground seen from the Bittern hide (Steve Rogers)


Nuthatch on the ground at Lavell’s Lake – Steve Rogers

August 18th
Lea Farm GP – Kestrel hunting over the landfill, Whitethroat (Geoff Emmett)


Kestrel hunting over the landfill at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett


Whitethroat at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

August 17th
Lea Farm GP – 9 Green Sandpiper 8 in the south west corner with one off towards Lavell’s and 1 far north east corner, Common Sandpiper, 3 Teal, 25 Gadwall (FJC); Garganey juvenile (Paul Bright Thomas)
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Swift, Lesser Whitethroat in big Hawthorn to the left in the car park field (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – 3 Swift, 70+ House Martin, Sand Martin and Swallow (FJC)


The final Sand Martin young of the year at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

August 16th
Lea Farm GP – 6 Green Sandpiper, 6 Teal, 32 Gadwall, Mandarin Duck, Peregrine over heading south east along Emm Brook, Hobby low around big Hawthorn briefly then flew towards landfill (FJC); Garganey in the south west corner, Kestrel on post on the landfill (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Nuthatch in tree above entrance barrier, Green Sandpiper flew into water meadow area, 3 Kingfisher including one along the Loddon near the Green bridge (Richard Marsh)

August 15th
Lea Farm GP – Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Teal, 30+ Gadwall, Little Egret to the left of the hide, 2 Shoveler, Garganey mostly asleep in the south west corner (Bob Bennett seen with Geoff Emmett); Kestrel on post on the landfill (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – Green Sandpiper on the bund (Alan Rymer); 3 Little Grebe on the Balancing Pool adult with young – second brood? (Tim James); Kingfisher seen from Bittern hide (Paul Wright)


Common Sandpiper at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett


Wren in the thicket at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

August 14th
Lea Farm GP – Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4 Teal, 30 Gadwall, 4 Arctic Tern flew off south to Black Swan calling, Pintail female (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Tawny Owl calling on main island at west end (FJC); Kingfisher perched briefly in front of hide, Snipe in south west corner (Richard Marsh)
Black Swan Lake – 4 Arctic Tern arrived from Lea Farm albeit a brief stay (FJC)

August 13th
Lea Farm GP – 3 Black-tailed Godwit 2 more joined the long stayer (Andy Tomczynski); 4 Green Sandpiper, Garganey juvenile female, Hobby (Peter Newbound)
Lavell’s Lake – Willow Warbler singing by Jerry’s bench (Peter Scudamore); Barn Owl in the Wet meadows (Sharon Bell)


3 Black-tailed Godwits in flight at Lea Farm – Alan Travers

August 12th
Lea Farm GP – Black-tailed Godwit still present, 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Richard Marsh); Garganey juvenile female, Hobby sitting in Willow tree in the south west corner (Jenny Vaughan); 10 Common Tern chicks on raft, Pintail still present, Sand Martin chicks in 2 holes one as yesterday other was one with adults going in yesterday (Peter Scudamore)

August 11th
Lea Farm GP – 6 Green Sandpiper, 7 Raven on the landfill, Wood Sandpiper in the south west corner, Black-tailed Godwit (FJC); Garganey juvenile female in the south west corner, 2 Kestrel both juvenile on fence posts towards the north east corner of the landfill (Trevor Guyatt); Sand Martin young still being fed in different hole from last time and adults still coming and going in another hole, Pintail still present, Teal (Peter Scudamore)


Record shot of 4 of the 7 Ravens on the landfill at Lea Farm – FJC


Wood Sandpiper at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

August 10th
Lea Farm GP – 5 Green Sandpiper, 30 Gadwall, 2 Teal, Pintail, Garganey juvenile female in the south west corner, Black-tailed Godwit, Hobby chasing Sand Martins (FJC); Peregrine possible female flew south low over lake in front of hide and soared over river (Trevor Guyatt/Brian Bennett/John McGovan); Arctic Tern on the shingle island (Geoff Emmett)


Arctic Tern at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

August 9th
Lea Farm GP – 7 Green Sandpiper, 6+ Common Tern chicks fledged and off the raft (Richard Marsh); Garganey female in the south west corner, Pintail has just reappeared in front of hide with 7 mallard (Roger Stansfield); Black-tailed Godwit at the end of the shingle island (Jenny Vaughan)


Black-tailed Godwit at Lea Farm – Roger Stansfield

August 8th
Lea Farm GP – 7 Green Sandpiper, Garganey female, 2 Teal, 4 Shoveler (FJC); 12 Tufted Duck adult with 11 ducklings, Marsh Harrier being harassed by a Buzzard (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – Willow Warbler in sub song at left bend on tarmac path to Bittern hide (FJC); Garganey female/juvenile on Bittern Hide bund (Alan Rymer)


Tufted Duck family at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett


Female Garganey at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

August 7th
Lea Farm GP – 7 Green Sandpiper, Garganey female in the south west corner, Sedge Warbler in front of the hide, 2 Snipe, Little Egret (Richard Marsh); Pintail still around with the Mallards (Peter Scudamore); 28+ Tufted Duck probably four broods of 3 4 12 and 9 ducklings approx all very small (Renton Righelato)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Green Sandpiper flew onto the bund, Hobby (Richard Marsh)


Displaying Snipe at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett


2 Common Tern chicks at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

August 6th
Lea Farm GP – 8 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Teal, 6+ Shoveler, 10+ Gadwall, Garganey juvenile in the south west corner (FJC); 76 Lapwing 60 on landfill plus another 16 around lake (Michael Hubbard); Hobby flying fast but not stopping (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – Sedge Warbler flew past Bittern hide, Kingfisher (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – 2 Little Egret on top of rushes before hide, Kingfisher flew over lake near pathway (Michael Hubbard)


Juvenile Garganey at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

August 5th
Lea Farm GP – 8 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Snipe in the south west corner (Geoff Emmett); Kingfisher flew over the lake, Bar-headed Goose in front of hide (Richard Marsh); Common Tern chick left the raft resting in the south west corner still 15 or more on the raft (Peter Scudamore); Marsh Harrier over the lake heading north (Keith Seymour)
Lavell’s Lake – Sedge Warbler flew past Bittern hide, Kingfisher (Richard Marsh)


Marsh Harrier high over Lea Farm – Keith Seymour

August 4th
Lea Farm GP – 7 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Reed Warbler (John McGoven); Hobby landed briefly on landfill (Richard Marsh); 8 Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Pintail female still present (Joseph Taylor); Bar-headed Goose in front of the hide (Mark Lauri)
Lavell’s Lake – Sparrowhawk flew low across lake (Richard Marsh); 2 Barn Owl on their box (Grant Evans)


House Martin at Lea Farm – Mark Lauri

August 3rd
Lea Farm GP – 4 Green Sandpiper (Brian Bennett); Pintail female on the shingle island (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – Barn Owl at the entrance to it’s box (Les Blundell); 2 Shoveler just in front of hide, Green Sandpiper on scrape (Peter Scudamore); Common Sandpiper seen from the Bittern hide (Caroline Moore)

August 2nd
Lea Farm GP – 6 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 50+ Ring-necked Parakeet in 3 groups heading down the Loddon, 19+ Tufted Duck in two family groups of roughly 11 and 8 ducklings respectively (FJC); Little Egret, Kingfisher, Kestrel female (Richard Marsh); Hobby chasing Sand Martins, Sedge Warbler (Mark Lauri)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Green Sandpiper on the Bittern hide scrape, Common Sandpiper on the Bittern hide scrape, 2 Little Egret (Richard Marsh); Kingfisher (Stephen Power)


Sedge Warbler in flight at Lea Farm – Mark Lauri


Common Sandpiper feeding at Lea Farm – Mark Lauri

August 1st
Lea Farm GP – 6 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 3 Teal (FJC); Oystercatcher just landed on east shore, Kingfisher flew around the lake earlier, Dunlin in summer plumage in the south west corner (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Great Created Grebe family now has 3 chicks (Peter Scudamore)


A Dunlin in summer plumage at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett


A pair of Green Sandpiper at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

July 31st
Lea Farm GP – 7 Shoveler, 9 Gadwall, Teal, Common Sandpiper, Pintail female (FJC); Wood Sandpiper in the south west corner, 7 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 17 Common Tern chicks on raft (Richard Marsh); Hobby over hide (Mark Lauri)
Lavell’s Lake – 20+ Swallows over car park, 10+ Swift drifting south (Richard Marsh); Common Sandpiper (Renton Righelato)
Black Swan Lake – Common Sandpiper flew across to south east shore (Richard Marsh)


Great Crested Grebe with it’s chick at Lea Farm – Mark Lauri


Hobby, possible Juvenile at Lea Farm – Mark Lauri


Wood Sandpiper at Lea Farm – Richard Marsh


Wood Sandpiper at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

July 30th
Lea Farm GP – Teal, 4 Green Sandpiper, Pintail female (Peter Scudamore); Peregrine sitting on the landfill for a good 30 minutes (Keith Boseley)
Sandford Lake – 2 Shoveler (Peter Scudamore)

July 29th
Lea Farm GP – 5 Green Sandpiper in south west corner, Common Sandpiper (Richard Marsh); Tufted Duck with 10 new chicks (Jenny Vaughan); Peregrine swooping down to island seen from right hand side of hide then chased by two Crows (Stephen Malloy); Pintail female (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – Green Sandpiper on scrape, Common Sandpiper on small island (Richard Marsh); 2 Little Grebe on the Balancing Pool (Suren Akkaraju); Great Crested Grebe adult with chicks on it’s back, Tufted Duck with 6 new chicks (Alan Rymer)

July 28th
Lea Farm GP – 4 Kestrel on landfill too distant to age and sex them but behaviour suggests a family group, 3 Green Sandpiper in south west corner (Richard Marsh); Linnet landed on wild mint in north east corner during work party (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Richard Marsh); Kingfisher (Andrew Cook)


Common Tern at Lavell’s Lake – Andrew Cook

July 27th
Lea Farm GP – 5 Green Sandpiper, 7 Egyptian Geese adult with 6 new goslings, 2 Great Crested Grebe adult with a chick on it’s back, 15+ Common Tern chicks on the raft, 7 Raven east of landfill 4 dropped beyond trees and 3 headed back north over far landfill (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper (FJC)
Sandford Lake – Pochard juvenile (FJC)

July 26th
Lea Farm GP – Pintail female, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – 3 Pochard, Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher (Richard Marsh)
White Swan Lake – 2 Treecreeper (Richard Marsh)

July 25th
Lea Farm GP – Pintail in south west corner, 4 Green Sandpiper in the south west corner, Shoveler, 15 Common Tern Chicks on the raft (Peter Scudamore)

July 24th
Lea Farm GP – Pintail in south west corner (FJC); 7 Green Sandpiper 5 in south west corner and 2 flew along east shore towards south east corner (Richard Marsh); Grey Wagtail juvenile in the south west corner (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Kingfisher perched on willow in Wet Meadow area (Richard Marsh); Spotted Flycatcher opposite Jack’s garden although not visible from footpath but likely still in the area (FJC)

July 23rd
Lea Farm GP – 2 Green Sandpiper, Pintail in south west corner (Peter Scudamore); Little Egret, 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Snipe (Paul Bright-Thomas)

July 22nd
Lea Farm GP – 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Shoveler (FJC); Pintail in south west corner, Hobby around south west corner, Little Egret in south west corner (Richard Marsh); 6 Green Sandpiper (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Little Grebe on the Balancing Pool, Green Sandpiper in the Wet Meadow behind viewing screen, Grey Wagtail in the Wet Meadow behind viewing screen (Richard Marsh); Green Woodpecker juvenile on a Telegraph pole in the car park field (Geoff Emmett); Common Sandpiper on the scrape (Mark Lauri)
Black Swan Lake – Grey Wagtail in the activity centre car park (Richard Marsh)


2 Green Sandpiper’s part of a group of 6 at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

July 21st
Lea Farm GP – Pintail female, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Hobby juvenile being chased by a Magpie in the south west corner, Kingfisher (FJC); 2 Shoveler (Keith Boseley); Teal, 34 Stock Dove, Little Egret (Marek Walford)
Lavell’s Lake – Hobby juvenile in tree on the northern shore (Geoff Emmett)


Juvenile Hobby at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 20th
Lea Farm GP – Redshank, Pintail female (Geoff Emmett); 4 Green Sandpiper in the south west corner, 2 Common Sandpiper in the south west corner (Roger Stansfield)


Redshank at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett


Female Pintail at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett


Common Sandpiper at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

July 19th
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper in the south west corner, Common Sandpiper in the south west corner (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher (Richard Marsh)

July 18th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Common Sandpiper in the south west corner, 4 Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher flew north, Teal flew in (FJC)

July 16th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Common Sandpiper in the south west corner, Green Sandpiper in south west corner, At least 6 Common Tern chicks on raft (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake – Little Egret juvenile, Little Grebe juvenile (Alan Rymer)
Black Swan Lake – Grey Wagtail juvenile on a fisherman’s pontoon in the south east of the lake (Tim James)

July 15th
Lea Farm GP – Oystercatcher flew towards Lavell’s Lake, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern chicks on raft (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Little Grebe on the Balancing Pond, Little Egret juvenile, Kingfisher juvenile, Green Sandpiper all seen from the Bittern hide (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – 4 Tree Creepers including juveniles seen from the concrete viewing point (Anne Cronin)

July 14th
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Shoveler (FJC); Little Egret, Oystercatcher, 24 Lapwing, Stock Dove, 13 Red Kite following tractor over landfill, 2 Buzzard over landfill (Finley Hutchinson)
Lavell’s Lake – Mistle Thrush on path from Bittern hide to car park (Richard Marsh); 2 Little Egret adult and juvenile, Great Spotted Woodpecker on feeders, 3 Swallow feeding over lake (Finley Hutchinson)
Sandford Lake – 50+ Mallard, 56 Coot, 4 Tufted Duck including 3 ducklings (FJC); Pochard female, 78 Coot (Finley Hutchinson); Shoveler, 3 Gadwall (Peter Scudamore)

July 13th
Lea Farm GP – 4 Green Sandpiper in the south west corner, 3 Little Ringed Plover 2 juveniles in the south west corner with an adult in the north east corner, 2 Little Egret adult and juvenile, 5 Shoveler in eclipse (FJC); 2 Stock Dove, Kingfisher (Suren Akkaraju); Reed Warbler feeding young (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Gadwall (FJC)
Sandford Lake – 3 Gadwall, Oystercatcher (FJC)


Reed Warbler with food at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


2 Juvenile Little Ringed Plover at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

July 12th
Lea Farm GP – 3 Green Sandpiper in the south west corner, Redshank in the south west corner, Ringed Plover in the south west corner, Common Sandpiper in the south west corner (Tim James); Oystercatcher, 2 Shoveler both female all in the south west corner, Little Ringed Plover juvenile woken up by noisy Gulls (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret adult with juvenile being fed (Stephen Power)


Little Egret family at Lavell’s Lake – Stephen Power


Kingfisher at Lavell’s Lake – Stephen Power

July 11th
Lea Farm GP – 4 Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover (FJC); 2 pairs of Common Tern have chicks on the raft (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Green Sandpiper (Suren Akkaraju)
Mortimer’s Meadow – Hobby over (Richard Marsh)

July 10th
Lea Farm GP – 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Oystercatcher 3 in the south west corner one in the north east and one over (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Kingfisher both on various fishing posts (Sarah Jago); Green Woodpecker juvenile on tree in the wet meadow (Geoff Emmett)


Common Tern in flight at Lavell’s Lake – Keith Milner


Juvenile Green Woodpecker in the wet meadow at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 9th
Lea Farm GP – Kestrel male on landfill vent (Geoff Emmett); 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher (FJC); Hobby breakfasting on dragonflies (Jenny Vaughan); 4 Green Sandpiper in south west corner (Peter Scudamore)


Male Kestrel on a landfill vent at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

July 8th
Lavell’s Lake – Green Woodpecker juvenile seen from the Bittern hide, 2 Kingfisher both juveniles (Caroline Moore)


Juvenile Green Woodpecker at Lavell’s Lake – Caroline Moore

July 7th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Black-tailed Godwit on shingle island, 3 Green Sandpiper in the south west corner, Gadwall pale brown juvenile might get a few people guessing preening in south west corner (FJC); Redshank, Oystercatcher juvenile in south west corner (Richard Marsh); 7 Lapwing (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Black-tailed Godwit on the scrape, Oystercatcher, Sparrowhawk flew to tree behind scrape (Richard Marsh); 3 Oystercatcher 2 adults with juvenile, 2 Kingfisher both male seen on the wet meadow (Jenny Vaughan); 2 Ring-necked Parakeet near hide (Andy Tomczynski)


A Pair of Black-tailed Godwits at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Juvenile Kingfisher about to go! at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 6th
Lea Farm GP – 3 Green Sandpiper in the south west corner, Little Egret in the south west corner (Andy Dearing)
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Green Sandpiper on right side far bank (Lynn Mann)

July 5th
Lea Farm GP – 4 Green Sandpiper in the south west corner, Little Egret in the south west corner, Kestrel sat on a landfill vent (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher, 3 Green Sandpiper landed on north shore (Richard Marsh); 4 Green Woodpeckers on ground at far end of the car park field (Tim James)
Mortimer’s Meadow – Whitethroat not far from River Loddon (Gary Bushell)


Oystercatcher with it’s juvenile at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Kingfisher at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Whitethroat near Mortimer’s Meadow – Gary Bushell

July 4th
Lea Farm GP – 3 Green Sandpiper in the south west corner (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Oystercatcher adult and juvenile on bund, Mandarin Duck female on bund (Richard Marsh); Cuckoo juvenile seen in the wet meadow (Alan Rymer)


3 Green Sandpipers at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett


Swift in flight at Lavell’s Lake – Alan Travers

July 3rd
Lea Farm GP – 2 Green Sandpiper in the south west corner, Little Egret near western shore, Oystercatcher flew into south west corner, Teal male, 10+ Lapwing around lake, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull on the mud banks (Bob Bennett all seen with new member Keith Boseley)
Lavell’s Lake – Hobby over wet meadows seen from the screen (David Hampton)

July 2nd
Lea Farm GP – 2 Green Sandpiper in the south west corner (FJC); Sparrowhawk, Kestrel both seen west of the lake (Suren Akkaraju); 3 Oystercatchers in south west corner (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake – Cuckoo juvenile around Bittern scrape being hassled by Whitethroat pair, 34+ Tufted Duck on bund, Barn Owl in it’s box, Hobby over heading east (Alan Rymer); Mandarin Duck female on the scrape (Peter Scudamore); Hobby chasing dragonflies over the lake (Steve Hughes)
Black Swan Lake – 2 Lesser Whitethroat one rattling from southern island and one from base of viewpoint, Oystercatcher calling from northern island, Kingfisher south side of lake (Andrew Merrick)


Juvenile Cuckoo at Lavell’s wet meadow – Geoff Emmett

July 1st
Lea Farm GP – Teal drake (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Oystercatcher 2 adults and juvenile, 2 Teal drake and female
(Alan Rymer)

FOR OLDER SIGHTINGS GO TO THE ARCHIVE HERE