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Sightings archive

June 2021

June 28th
Lea Farm Lake – Spoonbill preening on north spit island (FJC); Barn Owl hunting along the footpath (Renton Righelato)

Spoonbill preening at Lea Farm Lake – FJC

June 26th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Little Egret, 5 Gadwall, Cuckoo called then flew past hide towards Lavell’s (FJC)

June 24th
Lea Farm Lake – 15 Lapwing, 5 Little Egret (Nick Kightley)

June 23rd
Lea Farm Lake – 10+ Swift heading north, Both rafts bustling with activity from nesting Common Tern and Black-headed Gulls (FJC)

June 20th
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Reed Bunting male and female, Reed Warbler (Heather Mahoney)

June 19th
Lea Farm Lake – Little Egret in the north east corner, 2 Oystercatcher over north (FJC)

June 17th
Lea Farm Lake – Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 3 Lapwing (Peter Scudamore)

June 16th
Lavell’s Lake – Blackcap female with food, Reed Bunting male with food (Geoff Emmett); Whitethroat (Grant Evans)

Female Blackcap with food at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

Male Reed Bunting with food at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

June 15th
Lavell’s Lake – Cuckoo heard and seen near solar panels, 4 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler (Ralph Watts)

June 13th
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Lapwing (Heather Mahoney)

June 12th
Lea Farm Lake – 15+ Lapwing, Redshank in the north east shore the first since March, 40+ Common Tern nesting on 2 rafts plus 5-8 pairs on old shingle island (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – 5 Oystercatcher 2 adults and 3 juveniles on bund, Cuckoo in large poplar, Cetti’s Warbler by path to hide (Alan Rymer)
White Swan Lake – 2 Reed Bunting in the reeds (Steve Clarke)

June 10th
Lea Farm Lake – 10 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover took off and flew over the hide, Cetti’s Warbler, Cuckoo (Nick Kightley)
Lavell’s Lake – 4 Oystercatcher on the Bund (Les Blundell)

June 9th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Lapwing, 26 Gadwall all males going into eclipse in the south west corner (FJC)

Lapwing at Lea Farm Lake – Geoff Emmett

June 7th
Lea Farm Lake – 5 Lapwing (Paul Bright-Thomas); Reed Warbler, Ring-necked Parakeet, Nuthatch (Keith Seymour); Greenfinch male, Common Tern eating a Pike! (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – 5 Oystercatcher on the Bund (Bob Loades)
Sandford Lake – Hobby feeding on insects over Sandford and Black Swan (Paul Bright-Thomas)

Reed Warbler at Lea Farm Lake – Keith Seymour

Common Tern with a Jack Pike at Lea Farm Lake – Geoff Emmett

Male Greenfinch at Lea Farm Lake – Geoff Emmett

June 6th
Lea Farm Lake – 15+ Common Tern, 2 Gadwall, 2 Lapwing on the east shore, 3 Reed Warbler, Large numbers of Sand Martin (Heather Mahoney)

June 5th
Lea Farm Lake – 40 Common Tern approximately 20 or more pairs across 2 rafts and the shingle island, Cuckoo still calling, 9 Gadwall all males in the south west corner, Peregrine over low carrying prey heading east north east, Little Ringed Plover in the north east corner (FJC)

June 3rd
Lea Farm Lake – 20 Common Tern 16 sitting on a raft and 4 sitting on the old shingle Island (Geoff Emmett); 2 Stock Dove (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 4 Gadwall (Geoff Emmett)
Sandford Lake – Grey Wagtail on the road near entrance to Sandford Lake (Richard Marsh)

June 1st
Lea Farm Lake – 22+ Common Tern 10 sitting on right hand raft 5 on the left hand and 4 pairs on the old shingle Island, 50+ Sand Martin feeding young at wall – see Fraser’s video, Kingfisher flew past hide barely 10 feet away, Cuckoo 2 still calling (FJC)