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Sightings archive

April 2020

April 29th
Black Swan Lake – 9 Swift, 80+ Sand Martin and Swallow, Common Sandpiper flying around west side probably on Goat Island

April 28th
Black Swan Lake – 300+ Sand Martin, Swallow and House Martin, Hobby chasing, 13 Common Tern moving around

April 26th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Kingfisher flying upstream on the Loddon past the Green Bridge
Black Swan Lake – 6 Common Terns

April 25th
Black Swan Lake – Wheatear on the old Golf Course

April 24th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Cattle Egret over heading north
Sandford Lake – 2 Cuckoo male and female this morning

April 21st
Lea Farm GP – Black Tern stayed for 3 days

April 19th
Lea Farm GP – Cuckoo calling constantly for over an hour, 2 Garden Warbler on the Loddon footpath just north of the hide
Black Swan Lake – 3 Swift over south end of lake

April 18th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Oystercatcher on island seen through hedge from the Loddon footpath
Lavell’s Lake – Lesser Whitethroat calling from the Car Park field, Reed Warbler left hand side before hide, Whitethroat heard at the back of the scrape, Sedge Warbler heard from main island reed bed, 3 Wheatear on the landfill seen from the bottom of the Car Park field
Black Swan Lake – 40+ Swallow on wires behind the Activity Centre and over the lake, Yellow Wagtail over north, Grey Wagtail on the jetty

April 17th
Lea Farm GP – Cuckoo near Lodge Wood, Common Tern, 7 Shoveler off north long before sun up
Lavell’s Lake – Lesser Whitethroat calling from middle copse then flew to Blackthorn by big Hawthorn, Reed Warbler near to Bittern hide, on left before hide

April 16th
Lea Farm GP – Sandwich Tern flew in then out in the mist, 2 Shelduck

April 15th
Lea Farm GP – Cuckoo heard along the Loddon, Common Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler
Black Swan Lake – 2 Mandarin Duck male and female
Middle Marsh – Whitethroat

April 14th
Black Swan Lake – Oystercatcher flew to old golf course to feed

April 13th
Black Swan Lake – 10+ Sand Martin, 5+ Swallow, 2 House Martin at south end and over picnic area

April 12th
Lavell’s Lake – Willow Warbler seen around the top of the Car Park Field, Little Ring Plover, Cuckoo

April 9th
Lea Farm GP – 16 Sand Martin seen from the footpath, 3 Willow Warbler, Whitethroat

April 8th
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper

April 5th
Lea Farm GP – Common Tern, Wheatear

April 4th
Lea Farm GP – Swallow

April 3rd
Lea Farm GP – 20+ Redwing heading north, 3 Fieldfare, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Little Egret over, Blackcap and Chiffchaff in abundance all seen from the footpath

April 1st
Lea Farm GP – Great White Egret heading east, 60+ Golden Plover heading east