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Sightings archive

June 2016

  • In bold type are sightings that are uncommon either by rarity, date or number seen.
  • Click on photos for a larger version.

June 30th
Black Swan Lake – 3 singing Chiffchaff (R Marsh)
Sandford Lake – 4 Common Tern, adult Gt Crested Grebe carrying at least 2 juv’s (R Marsh)

June 28th
Lea Farm GP – Kingfisher, 4 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 3 Swift, 11 Common Tern inc. 4 sitting on rafts, Little Egret, 2 Reed Warbler, m. Reed Bunting (R Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker (R Marsh)
Sandford Lake – 4 Common Tern (R Marsh)

June 27th
Lavell’s Lake – Cuckoo flew across field near Barn Owl box (A Rymer)

June 25th
The islands holding Common Tern nests at both Sandford Lake & Lea Farm GP are under water following recent floods. Sandford Lane is open to traffic but wellington boots were needed to reach LFGP, per Brian Bennett.

June 24th
DP/Mungell’s Pond – Little Grebe (S Day)

Comma Butterfly at Lavell’s, G Emmett

June 23rd
Lea Farm GP – Barn Owl flew past hide (G Emmett)

Barn Owl, G Emmett

June 21st
Lea Farm GP – 1 Redshank, 23 Greylag Geese, 2 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher 2 adult 1 juv. (R Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Chiffchaff singing near Bittern hide (R Price)

June 20th
Lea Farm GP – 4 Oystercatcher inc. 2 adult + 1 juv, 19 Greylag Geese, 2 Little Egret, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler (G Emmett)

June 19th
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 drake Teal (G Emmett)

June 18th
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper (FJC); 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Skylark, Cuckoo over towards Lodge Wood, mixed group of 26 Greylag Geese, m. Reed Bunting, 3 Oystercatcher over towards Lavell’s, 5 Little Egret (Brian Bennett & R Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – f. Mandarin duck over car park field (FJC)

June 17th
Lea Farm GP – 2 ad. & juv. Oystercatcher, 9 Gadwall, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull (G Emmett); 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret (Bob Bennett);  Common Sandpiper (L Blundell)
Lavell’s Lake – Barn Owl in box (G Emmett)

June 16th
Lea Farm GP – m. Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Nuthatch, 2 Reed Warbler (R Marsh); 4 Little Egret, 20+ House Martin (T Guyatt)
Lavell’s Lake – f. Pochard, Barn Owl in box (R Marsh)

June 15th
Lea Farm GP – 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, Green Sandpiper (Bob Bennett); 3 Little Egret, 17 Common Tern sitting on nests inc. 3 on rafts (T Guyatt)
Lavell’s Lake – Hobby over towards LFGP (FJC)

June 14th
Lea Farm GP – m. Teal, pair Oystercatcher feeding a juvenile, 2 Skylark, 24 Common Tern inc. 2 sat on l/h raft, Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 17 Gadwall, 2 Swift, 2 Stock Dove, Little Egret, juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker, m. Reed Bunting (R Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 m. Bullfinch & Chiffchaff by path to Bittern hide, Oystercatcher on bund (R Price)
Dinton Pastures – Green Woodpecker & 3 Bullfinch around the aviation museum car park (R Marsh)

Adult & juvenile Oystercatchers, R Marsh

Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker, R Marsh

June 12th
Lea Farm GP – m. Teal (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – Grey Wagtail (FJC)
Sandford Lake – pair Mute Swan + 2 cygnets (FJC)

June 11th
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper, 2 m. Teal, m. Green Woodpecker, m. Reed Bunting (R Marsh); 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Little Egret (M Walford)
Sandford Lake – 2 Oystercatcher, Sparrowhawk over, 11 Common Tern (R Marsh)

Common Tern at Lea Farm GP, R Marsh

Green Woodpecker at Lea Farm GP, R Marsh

June 10th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Little Ringed Plover, m. Teal, 24 Common Tern (Brian Bennett)

June 9th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Little Ringed Plover, Reed Bunting (R Bryant); 6 Little Egret, Kingfisher over, 2 Hobby over, 23 Common Tern, 31 Lapwing, 7 Gadwall, Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker (R Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – pair Barn Owl in box (G Emmett); 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret (R Marsh)
Sandford Lake – 3 Oystercatcher, 12 Common Tern (R Marsh)

Little Egret at Lavell’s, R Marsh

June 8th
Lea Farm GP – Cuckoo over (G Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – pair Barn Owl in the box (G Emmett)

Mother Shipton moth at Lavell’s car park, A Rymer

June 7th
Lea Farm GP – 12 Gadwall, 8 House Martin, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Linnet over (FJC); 9 Little Egret (B May)

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Painted Lady at Lavell’s Lake, G Emmett

June 6th
Lea Farm GP – 28 Gadwall, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Lapwing, Oystercatcher (P Scudamore)

June 5th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Nuthatch, Reed Bunting (G Perrier)
Lavell’s Lake – Barn Owl in the box (G Perrier)
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Barn Owl – G Perrier

June 4th
Lavell’s Lake – Coal Tit on feeder across Loddon (Brian Bennett)
Black Swan Lake – Nightingale, Garden Warbler (M Whitaker)
Sandford Lake – Oystercatcher (M Whitaker)

June 2nd
Lea Farm GP – 14 Gadwall, Skylark, 8 Common Tern, Oystercatcher over, Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch, Gt Spotted Woodpecker, 2 adult + 1 juv. Reed Bunting, 40+ House Martin, 30+ Swift, 2 Sand Martin, Kingfisher, imm. Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Lapwing, f. Kestrel (R Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Oystercatcher on bund, group of 12 Long-tailed Tit inc. at least 4 juv’s (R Marsh)
Sandford Lake – 11 Common Tern (R Marsh)

Oystercatcher at Lavell’s Lake, R Marsh

June 1st
Lea Farm GP – Grey Wagtail, 12 Common Tern, 4 Lapwing, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull (A Rymer)