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Sightings archive

June 2022

June 30th
Lea Farm Lake – Green Sandpiper, Redshank in the south west corner, Green Sandpiper in the north west corner, 5 Little-ringed Plover three in the north east corner and two on the shingle island, Several Common Tern chicks really developed now (FJC); 3 Green Sandpiper (Andy Tomczynski)
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Little Egrets, Kingfisher juvenile male, Teal male (Alan Rymer)

Juvenile male Kingfisher at Lavell’s Lake – Alan Rymer

June 29th
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Little Egret one just flown off towards Lea Farm, Kingfisher here briefly, Reed Warbler (Phil Sigley)
Sandford Lake – Little Egret seen from Lin Singer bench (Phil Sigley)
Mortimer’s Meadow – Peregrine on a pylon (Dave Rimes); Hobby flying over Bader Way towards the Meadow (FJC)

June 28th
Lea Farm Lake – Teal male, 5 Oystercatcher the usual pair then three more flew over together from Dinton and kept going north, Redshank juvenile, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Little-ringed Plover a family of 4 with 3 further adults (FJC); 15 Lapwing on the north east shore line, 5 House Martin still gathering mud (Michael Hubbard)
Lavell’s Lake – 40 Swift in two group of approximately 20 one over tallest trees at the west end, the other over between the Betty’s bench and the Activity Centre, Little-ringed Plover on the Bund (FJC); 5 Reed Warbler one adult singing and another feeding three juveniles, Kingfisher (Andrew Kitching); 2 Little Egret, 2 Teal both males, Shoveler female, 4 Gadwall all on or within the Bund (Michael Hubbard)

June 27th
Lea Farm Lake – 4 Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Redshank possible juvenile, 4 Little-ringed Plover one on the Tern nesting island one adult and two juveniles in the south west corner (Trevor Guyatt)
Mortimer’s Meadow – Peregrine on a pylon perched inside the top of the structure (Dave Rimes)

4 Green Sandpiper at Lavell’s Lake – Simon Huggins

June 26th
Lea Farm Lake – Redshank, 7 Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher (Andy Tomczynski); 3 Little-ringed Plover family group in the north east corner (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Redshank, Little-ringed Plover both seen from the Bittern hide, Hobby hunting Steve Clarke)

June 25th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little-ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, 13 Sand Martin, Hobby heading east-south-east away over landfill (FJC); Cuckoo (Andy Dearing)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Teal both males on the Bittern Scrape (Alan Rymer); Kingfisher landed briefly seen from the Bittern hide (Sharon Bell)

June 23rd
White Swan Lake – Great Crested Grebe with 2 chicks on her back (Rebecca Rees)

June 22nd
Lavell’s Lake – Peregrine sparring with a Buzzard towards the west end and drifting towards Lea Farm, Kestrel male high and circling towards the south west, Peregrine probably a different bird high over east of the Car Park field briefly sparring with 3 Raven (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – Kingfisher seen along the Emm Brook adjacent to the old Golf Course (Anne Cronin)
Mortimer’s Meadow – Peregrine on a pylon perched inside the structure not on the top so easily overlooked (Dave Rimes)

June 21st
Lavell’s Lake – 4 Little Egrets, 2 Green Sandpiper, Little-ringed Plover, Great Crested Grebe with chicks (Alan Rymer)

June 20th
Lea Farm Lake – Oystercatcher flew round the north east corner but didn’t land, Kestrel over (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Green Sandpiper on the Bittern Scrape (Richard Marsh); Little-ringed Plover (Alan Rymer)
Sandford Lake – Kingfisher near the Nixdorf Screen (Dave Toney)

June 19th
Lea Farm Lake – 30+ Swift overhead (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Green Sandpiper on the Bittern Scrape (Alan Rymer); 3 Green Sandpiper on the Scrape (Anne Cronin); Little-ringed Plover (Geof Slocombe); Oystercatcher on the Bund (Geoff Emmett)
Black Swan Lake – 60+ Swift over the lake and the old Golf Course (FJC)

Sleeping Green Sandpiper at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

June 18th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Cuckoo one singing near the south west corner while the second flew in that direction where ‘bubbling’ was also heard, 2 Oystercatcher, 10+ Lapwing, Little-ringed Plover (FJC)

June 17th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Green Sandpiper (FJC); Little-ringed Plover (Andy Dearing)
Lavell’s Lake – Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler both singing in the Scrape Reed Bed, Cuckoo ‘bubbling’ nearby, Whitethroat singing from the back, Gadwall (FJC)

June 16th
Lea Farm Lake – Green Sandpiper visible from Ron’s hide just past the feeders, Reed Warbler (Andrew Kitchen); Peregrine down drinking disturbing the Terns (Nick Kightley); 2 Little-ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 9 Lapwing, Little Egret all seen in the south west corner, 10+ House Martin gathering mud from the north east shoreline (Michael Hubbard)
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher perched on the ‘No Fishing’ sign before catching a fish then flying off (Phil Kinch)

June 15th
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Bullfinch flew over path to Bittern hide (Richard Marsh); Green Sandpiper (Anne Cronin)

June 14th
Lavell’s Lake – Wigeon male, 2 Oystercatcher (Les Blundell)

June 13th
Lavell’s Lake – Great White Egret (Alan Rymer); Wigeon male (Phil Kinch)

Great White Egret at Lavell’s Lake – Phil Kinch

June 11th
Lea Farm Lake – 4 Common Tern chicks, Little-ringed Plover in the south west corner before flying off to display, Lapwing (FJC); 7 Common Tern chicks (Sally Bryson-Bond)

June 10th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Little-ringed Plover chase bonding, Oystercatcher (Geoff Emmett); Ringed Plover, Grey Wagtail among the nesting Common Terns, 2 Stock Doves mating on the north beach, 3 Common Tern chicks on the left side of the main shingle island (Gray Burfoot)

Little-ringed Plover at Lea Farm Lake – Geoff Emmett

June 7th
Lea Farm Lake – Little-ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, Grey Wagtail, Cuckoo heard (Alan Jackmqn); Cuckoo, Reed Warbler, Skylark on a vent, 2 House Martin, Kingfisher, 2 Little-ringed Plover (Nick Kightley)
Lavell’s Lake – Little-ringed Plover on the Bund (Alan Rymer)

June 6th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Little-ringed Plover male and female, 2 Gadwall male and female, Kingfisher briefly perched by hide, 20+ Swift over landfill (FJC)

June 5th
Lea Farm Lake – 19+ Common Tern sitting with 2-3 others looking interested (FJC)

June 4th
Lea Farm Lake – 2 Little-ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, 16-19 pairs of Common Tern on the shingle island (FJC); Dunlin (Jim Reid)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Shoveler a male and a female on the Scrape (Alan Rymer); 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Stock Dove (Chris Jones)

June 3rd
Lea Farm Lake – 8 House Martin gathering mud on the east shore, 12 Gadwall on the north spit Island, 38 Common Tern being 19 pairs, Oystercatcher, 2 Little-ringed Plover, Cuckoo flew over (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Shoveler both males on the bund (Alan Rymer)

June 2nd
Lea Farm Lake – Little-ringed Plover (Alan Jackman)

June 1st
Lavell’s Lake – Nuthatch family by the Balancing Pool, Garden Warbler in the Car Park field, Grey Wagtail by the stream near the Car Park field Anne Cronin)