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Sightings archive

May 2020

May 30th
Lea Farm GP – Hobby seen along the Loddon

May 28th
Lea Farm GP – 8 Mandarin Duck female and 7 ducklings swimming upstream by Green Bridge
Lavell’s Lake – Redshank on the Bittern hide bund
Black Swan Lake – Mistle Thrush on the old Golf course

Redshank on Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

May 27th
Lavell’s Lake – 4 Little Egret on the Bittern hide bund seen through gaps in green fence

May 25th
Lavell’s Lake – 4+ Reed Warbler in reeds next to tarmac path, Little Egret in Wet Meadow then on scrape, 8 Gadwall on bund

May 24th
Lea Farm GP – Common Gull
Lavell’s Lake – Kestrel, Hobby, Swallow thru, Bullfinch, Skylark over landfill, Garden Warbler, Nuthatch all seen in the Car Park field, Little Egret on the Wet Meadow, Whitethroat in the Wet Meadow
Black Swan Lake – 75+ Swift

May 22nd
Lavell’s Lake – Hobby overhead around tall Poplars near Teal hide

May 21st
Lea Farm GP – Hobby circling high up and heading towards Dinton, Peregrine, Lesser Whitethroat rattling from hedgerow just north of old bridge past Ron’s Hide, Cuckoo calling just north of old bridge
Lavell’s Lake – Sparrowhawk, 2 Sedge Warbler, Blackcap male, Cuckoo

May 20th
Lavell’s Lake – 2+ Kingfisher active along the Loddon
Black Swan Lake – Little Egret

May 19th
Black Swan Lake – Mandarin Duck drake by the duck feeding area

Drake Mandarin Duck on Black Swan Lake – Alison Tipping’s Husband!

May 18th
Black Swan Lake – Mandarin Duck drake by the duck feeding area, Mistle Thrush collecting insects

May 17th
Lea Farm GP – Kestrel
Lavell’s Lake – Hawfinch flew over Car Park low west calling, 2 Oystercatcher seen through small gaps in screening, 2 Hobby over, Lesser Whitethroat in the Car Park field
Black Swan Lake – Oystercatcher just flew over opposite old golf course

May 16th
Lea Farm GP – Oystercatcher, Great White Egret over the Old Loddon near Ron’s Hide
Lavell’s Lake – Cuckoo showed very well along Loddon, Kingfisher up and down river
Black Swan Lake – 35+ Swift

May 15th
Lea Farm GP – 18+ Common Tern
Lavell’s Lake – Hobby over, Gadwall drake on the Wet Meadows, Little Egret on the Wet Meadows, Little Grebe on the Balancing Pool, Song Thrush in full song
Sandford Lake – 3 Common Tern on south island
Black Swan Lake – Lesser Whitethroat singing on south island

Song Thrush in full song at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

May 14th
Sandford Lake – Hobby over heading towards Dinton and Lavell’s

May 13th
Sandford Lake – 2 Grey Wagtail on Sandford Bridge

May 11th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Little-ringed Plover heard overhead

May 3rd
Lea Farm GP – Curlew heard overhead
Black Swan Lake – Shelduck in the south bay, Shoveler male

May 2nd
Lavell’s Lake – 5+ Garden Warbler, Cuckoo

May 1st
Lea Farm GP – 2 Dunlin