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Latest sightings

  • Sightings in bold are marked as such to note either rarity, a high number counted, or an unusual date
  • For a complete Excel spreadsheet list of the 108 species seen so far in 2024 click here.
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  • FOR OLDER SIGHTINGS GO TO THE ARCHIVE HERE

July 21st
Lea Farm Lake – Kingfisher stationary near the Green Bridge, 2 Green Sandpiper one in the north west corner the other in the south west corner, Common Sandpiper in the north west corner, 40+ Lapwing, Kingfisher in the south west corner (Steve Clarke)

July 20th
Lea Farm Lake – Kingfisher flying upstream from the Green Bridge, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Swift, Kestrel (Tim James); 4 Common Tern chicks, 12+ Gadwall, Teal, Shoveler (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake- Peregrine low heading south towards Sandford (Dave Rimes); Kingfisher flying around (Andy Dearing)
Sandford Lake- Peregrine heading south (FJC)

July 18th
Lea Farm Lake – Mediterranean Gull juvenile in the south west corner (Andy Tomczynski); Barn Owl flew past Ron’s hide (Paul Mattingly)

July 16th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 84 Lapwing, Kestrel male flew across the Landfill to the rear of Lodge Wood (Brian Bennett)
Black Swan Lake – 7 Grey Wagtail on the beach near the Activity Centre (Paul Mattingly)

July 14th
Lea Farm Lake – Kingfisher perched briefly in front of Ron’s hide, Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, Barn Owl in the left hand corner (Steve Clarke); 3 Green Sandpiper two in the north east corner and one in front of Renton’s screen (FJC)
Lavell’s Viewing Point- 4 Oystercatcher over towards Lavell’s Lake heading south, 2 Kestrel over the landfill (FJC)

July 13th
Lea Farm Lake – 65+ Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Kingfisher flew past hide, 2 Green Sandpiper, Teal in the north east corner, 7 Common Tern including two sitting with two chicks on the raft (Brian Bennett)

July 12th
Lavell’s Lake- Lapwing, Peregrine over, 30+ Black Headed Gull including 5 juveniles, 3 Shoveler all from Bittern hide (Dave Rimes)

July 11th
Lea Farm Lake – Barn Owl in the south west with prey (Don Broadbridge)
Lavell’s Lake- Hobby over Sandford Mill (Tim James)

July 10th
Lea Farm Lake – 6 Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern chicks on the raft (Brian Bennett)
Lavell’s Lake- 23 Black Headed Gull including 5 juveniles, 2 Shoveler on the Bund, Lapwing on the Bund (Peter Scudamore)

July 9th
Lea Farm Lake – 6 Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Tawny Owl called twice near near Green Bridge (Brian Bennett); 3 Oystercatcher, Common Tern on the Shingle Island (Paul Doctor); 3+ House Martin over the lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake- 2 Shoveler from Bittern hide (Rupert Woodman)
Lavell’s Lake Car Park Field- 2 Green Woodpecker over heading north (Rupert Woodman)

July 8th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Little Ringed Plover in the north east corner (Alan Jackman); 66+ Lapwing, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Green Sandpiper in front of Renton’s screen (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake- 33 Black Headed Gull including 9 juveniles, Shoveler, Lapwing (Peter Scudamore)
Black Swan Lake – 3 Grey Wagtail near the Activity Centre (Alan Jackman)

July 7th
Lea Farm Lake – 5 Green Sandpiper in the south west corner, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Common Tern seven adults and two chicks on the raft (FJC)

July 6th
Lea Farm Lake – Common Sandpiper in the north east corner, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Black Tailed Godwit in the south west corner, 6 Little Ringed Plover (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake- Little Egret juvenile (Nick Baldwin)


5 Black Tailed Godwit at Lea Farm Lake – FJC


Juvenile Little Egret at Lavell’s Lake – Nick Baldwin

July 5th
Lea Farm Lake – 11 Shelduck on the Shingle Island (Andy Tomczynski); Kingfisher seen flying downstream on the Loddon near the Green bridge, Common Sandpiper on the front edge of the Shingle Island, Green Sandpiper in the south west corner, 6 Little Ringed Plover two adults four juveniles (Roger Stansfield); Oystercatcher, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Little Ringed Plover now three adults four juveniles (FJC); Black Tailed Godwit (Nick Kightley)


Black Tailed Godwit at Lea Farm Lake – Nick Kightley

July 4th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper (John MacGovern); 6 Little Ringed Plover (Nick Kightley)
Lavell’s Lake- Green Sandpiper, 2 Reed Warbler singing at both Teal and Bittern hides (Nick Kightley)
Black Swan Lake – 4 Grey Wagtail all juveniles on the beach near the Activity Centre (Nick Kightley)

July 3rd
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper (Tim James); 4 Little Ringed Plover (Alan Jackman)
Lavell’s Lake- Green Sandpiper, 2 Shoveler, Lapwing, Little Egret, 45 Black Headed Gull (Dave Rimes); Grey Wagtail (Alan Jackman)

July 2nd
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 5+ Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 2 Teal in the south west corner (Peter Scudamore); 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Common Tern, 2 Oystercatcher (Adam Wigley)
Lavell’s Lake- Green Sandpiper, Shoveler, Lapwing (Alan Jackman)

July 1st
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Little Ringed Plover three adults and a juvenile (Alan Jackman); 6 Common Tern three pairs nesting on the raft, 4 Black Headed Gull 2 pairs only, 2 Teal male and female, 2 Little Egret (Brian Bennett)
Lavell’s Lake- Sparrowhawk seen from Bittern hide (Rupert Woodman); Green Sandpiper (Alan Jackman)
Black Swan Lake – Grey Wagtail near the Activity Centre (Elaine Charlston)

June 30th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Teal, Shoveler, 3 Oystercatcher all adults, 3 Green Sandpiper one in the south west corner two flying around, Redshank on the east shore (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake- 3 Shoveler eclipse male on the lake two females asleep on the Bund, 4 Great Crested Grebe 2 pairs nesting visible from Bittern hide (FJC)

June 29th
Lea Farm Lake – 3 Grey Wagtail over heading south, Shoveler over, 2 Oystercatcher flew off towards Dinton, 3 Teal in eclipse in the south west corner, 3 Green Sandpiper in the south west corner, 2 Little Ringed Plover behind the Shingle Island (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake Viewing Point- Swallow not so common as before, 20+ Swift over the Landfill, 3 Bullfinch over calling, Reed Warbler singing at the Balancing Pool (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – 4 Grey Wagtail two adults and two juvenile, 2 Pied Wagtail adult and juvenile both near the Activity Centre (FJC)

June 28th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Green Sandpiper from Ron’s hide (Ralph Watts); 2 Little Ringed Plover adult and juvenile, Oystercatcher, Little Egret all seen in the south west corner, 4 Common Tern on the raft with three sitting (Brian Bennett)
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher, Teal, Little Egret, Lapwing, 2 Common Tern (Dave Rimes)

June 27th
Lea Farm Lake – 5 Little Egret from Ron’s hide (Tim James); Little Ringed Plover in the south west corner, 7 Common Tern on the raft with 3 nesting (Peter Scudamore); 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Ringed Plover (Nick Dearing)
Lavell’s Lake – 11 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher all seen from Bittern hider (Tim James); Teal, Shoveler, Lapwing, Green Sandpiper (Peter Scudamore); 3 Green Sandpiper, Peregrine over the Wet Meadow chasing Starling, 5 Common Tern chasing the Peregrine!, Hobby chasing Sand Martin near Teal hide (Michael Hubbard)
Sandford Lake – Little Egret, Little Grebe on the Loddon (Tim James)


3 Green Sandpiper at Lavell’s Lake – Michael Hubbard

June 26th
Lavell’s Lake – 6 Little Egret from Bittern hide (Alan Rymer)

June 25th
Lea Farm Lake – 8 Little Ringed Plover in the south west corner, 6 Little Egret, 5 Common Tern three appear on the raft, 30+ House Martin, 12+ Sand Martin (Michael Hubbard)
Lavell’s Lake – 9 Little Egret (Don Broadbridge); 4 Teal (Peter Scudamore)

June 24th
Lea Farm Lake – 5 Little Ringed Plover on the south west beach, Green Sandpiper (Alan Jackman)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Common Tern, 4 Little Egret (Steve Hughes); Kingfisher, Lapwing (Dave Rimes); 5 Little Egret (Tim James); Grey Wagtail near the Sandford Lay-by (Alan Jackman)

June 23rd
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher in tree by Betty’s Bench (Steve Clarke); 4 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing (Peter Scudamore)

June 22nd
Lea Farm Lake – 3 Little Ringed Plover 2 adults and a juvenile in the north east corner (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Green Sandpiper seen from Bittern hide (Tim James)

June 21st
Lea Farm Lake – Green Sandpiper (Rick Dawson); Redshank on the north spit island seen from Renton’s screen (Keith Boseley); 6 Little Egret, 6+ House Martin, 36 Lapwing, 2 Teal, Swifts overhead (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Oystercatcher, 2 Green Sandpiper (Rick Dawson); 5 Little Egret from Teal hide (Keith Boseley); 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Little Egret, 3 Shoveler, 2 Lapwing (Ella Wheeler)

June 20th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper (Tim James)
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Teal, 3 Little Egret, 2 Shoveler male and female both sleeping, Lapwing (Peter Scudamore); 2 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher seen from Bittern hide (Phil Sigley)
Black Swan Lake – Grey Wagtail near the Activity Centre on the beach, Many Sand Martin around feeding (Alan Jackman)

June 19th
Lavell’s Lake – Oystercatcher on the Bund, Green Sandpiper on the Bund (Tim James); Kingfisher seen from Bittern hide (Richard Sajdak)

June 18th
Lea Farm Lake – 10 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, Shoveler, Little Grebe, 5 Common Tern maybe two pairs on the raft, 2 Black-headed Gull on the raft with many nesting on the Shingle island (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Common Tern, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret, Teal on the Bund, 3 Gadwall, Lapwing (Peter Scudamore)

June 17th
Lea Farm Lake – 10 Lapwing, 4 Common Tern, 4 Sand Martin (Brian Crathorne)
Lavell’s Lake – Common Tern, Whitethroat singing, 3 Little Egret, 8 Sand Martin from Teal hide, Teal, Shoveler, 2 Lapwing (Brian Crathorne)

June 16th
Lea Farm Lake – 30+ Black-headed Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Common Tern, 2 Teal, 10 Lapwing, Shoveler, Oystercatcher, 4 Sand Martin flying around (Steve Clarke)
Sandford Lake – Kingfisher (Steve Clarke)

June 15th
Lea Farm Lake – 40+ Black-headed Gull including one on the raft and 3 pairs on the Shingle Island, 2 Common Tern on the raft, 2 Teal on the bank in the south east corner, 10 Lapwing, Shoveler (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – 30+ Swift trickling by east to west near the Activity Centre (FJC)

June 12th
Lea Farm Lake – Shoveler male, Little Egret, 24 Lapwing (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Lapwing, Little Egret, Kingfisher on Jerry’s bench (Peter Scudamore)

June 10th
Lea Farm Lake – House Sparrow on the feeders briefly, 2 Greenfinch on the feeders, 3 Lapwing, 2 Common Tern on the raft (Peter Scudamore)

June 9th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Shoveler both males, Oystercatcher, 5 Lapwing, 2 Common Tern on the raft, Little Egret (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake – Lapwing, 5 Gadwall on the Bund, Whitethroat calling from beyond the Scrape (FJC); 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 adults with 2 young (Peter Scudamore)
Black Swan Lake – 5 Swift overhead, 3+ House Martin, Kestrel over main island all seen from around the Activity Centre (FJC)

June 8th
Lea Farm Lake – 5 Lapwing, 14+ Sand Martin, 2 Common Tern, 2 Little Egret (Steve Clarke)

June 7th
Lea Farm Lake – 4 Shoveler, 2 Herring Gull, Oystercatcher, 11+ Sand Martin, 4 Common Tern on the raft, Little Egret (Steve Clarke)
Lavell’s Lake – Lapwing on the Bund, 2 House Martin, 12+ Sand Martin 4 Common Tern (Bob Bennett)

June 6th
Lea Farm Lake – 4 Lapwing (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake – Lapwing (Peter Scudamore)

June 4th
Lea Farm Lake – 14 Lapwing, 4 Oystercatcher, Shoveler, Gadwall, 4 Common Tern around the raft (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake – Lapwing on the Bund, Little Egret on the Bund, 4 Great Crested Grebe with one on a nest on the small island (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake Car Park Field- Greenfinch on the telegraph wires (Rupert Woodman)

June 2nd
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Lapwing, 2 Gadwall, 10 Sand Martin, 4 Common Tern, Skylark distant over the Landfill, Cuckoo flew past, 6 House Martin on the far bank, 2 Swift over the Landfill (Steve Clarke)
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher flew past Bittern hide (Simon Huggins)

June 1st
Lea Farm Lake – Raven landed three times on top of a Pine tree on the far side of the Landfill (Brian Bennett)
Black Swan Lake – 6 Swift over Goat Island (Steve Clarke)

FOR OLDER SIGHTINGS GO TO THE ARCHIVE HERE