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This site publishes sightings from the Cotswold Water Park, irrespective of county boundaries or rarity.  Each entry shows maximum numbers reported during the day.  Records are forwarded to the CWPT Database and then on to Local Record Centres. All sightings welcomed, as they add to our collective knowledge of the area’s wildlife.

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25 Jan 2020

Roundhouse Farm area – Snipe, 10 Yellowhammers, 40 Chaffinches, Treecreeper.

Pit 127 – Oystercatcher, 25 Teal, 30 Wigeon, 16 Gadwall, 6 Stock Doves.

Pit 132 – 2 Stonechats, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Kestrel, Grey Heron. 4 Chiffchaffs, a Grey and 2 Pied Wagtails at the sewage works – Steve Davies.

Pit 126 – 10 Goldeneye, Oystercatcher, 2 Cetti’s Warblers – Ian Ralphs.

CWP East – Marsh Tit- Ian Ralphs.

Eysey – Peregrine, Great Black-backed Gull.

Pit 38 – 2 Goosanders.

Pit 16 – Black-necked Grebe still present.

Pit 57 – Yellow-legged Gull.

Pit 200 – Marsh Harrier, Raven – Mark Gurney.

Pit 74 – 127 Pintails – Mark Gurney, Nigel Pleass.

Thames Path, Cricklade – 22 Little Egrets on the floods — Chris Snook.

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24 Jan 2020

Shorncote – Lesser Whitethroat (poss blythi) still present this afternoon in vegetation along the stream, but elusive.

Pit 16 – Black-necked Grebe still present, also a pair of Goldeneyes – Martin McGill.

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23 Jan 2020

Shorncote – Lesser Whitethroat (poss blythi) still present in vegetation along the stream early afternoon – per BirdGuides.

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22 Jan 2020

Shorncote – Lesser Whitethroat (poss blythi) still present in streamside vegetation but elusive – Andy Jordan.

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21 Jan 2020

Shorncote – Lesser Whitethroat (poss blythi) still along the stream, keeping low in the vegetation – Terry Grant.

Black-necked Grebe at Pit 16 by Graham Lawlor.

Little Gull at Pit 16 by Graham Lawlor.

Pit 16 – Black-necked Grebe still present, also a 1st winter Little Gull in the roost from 4.15pm – Graham Lawlor.

Blakehill – Woodcock, 4 Common Snipe, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming,c5 Stock Doves including displaying bird, c25 Meadow Pipits, 2 Stonechats, c90 Redwings, c10 Fieldfares – Robin Griffiths.

Roe Deer at Pit 132 by Richard Vernon.

Pit 132 – 22 Roe Deer – Richard Vernon.

Eysey – 2 Little Egrets, 15 Teal, pair Pintail, pair Shelduck, c40 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 3 Lapwings, a Grey Wagtail with 20 Pied Wagtails, small party of Skylarks and Meadow Pipits, Redwing – JM.

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20 Jan 2020

Shorncote – Lesser Whitethroat (poss blythi) still present, also 3 Water Rail, c8 Chiffchaffs and Grey Wagtail – Heather Woodhams, Nigel Sluman.

Pit 16 – Black-necked Grebe still, 2 Goosander – Robin Nelson.

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19 Jan 2020

Shorncote – Lesser Whitethroat (poss blythi) still, also Marsh Harrier and 3+ Cetti’s Warblers – Seb Buckton.

Pit 132 – Barn Owl, Snipe, 5 Stonechats, 7 Reed Buntings, Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrushes, Chiffchaff, 25 Linnets, 50 Fieldfares/Redwings, 3 Goosanders, 2 Wigeon, 4 Grey Herons. Also, a Fox and 4 Roe Deer – Steve Davies.

Pit 56 – 1st winter Little Gull briefly at 1.30pm.

Pit 16 – Black-necked Grebe still present – John and Viv Phillips.

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18 Jan 2020

Lesser Whitethroat (poss blythi) at Shorncote by Richard Tyler.

Shorncote – The Lesser Whitethroat (poss blythi) still present – Richard Tyler, Mark Dowie, Ian Ralphs – also Black -headed Gull 20+, Blackbird 2, Blue Tit 3, Chiffchaff 5, Cetti’s
Warbler heard, Coot 7, Cormorant 1, Dunnock 2, Gadwall 8, Gold Crest 1,
Great Tit 1, Grey Wagtail 2, Kingfisher,1 Lapwing 30+ over, Lesser
Whitethroat 1, Little Egret 6, Magpie 3, Mallard 3, Moorhen 2, Mute Swan
5, Reed Bunting 6, Robin 3, Tufted Duck 9, Water Rail 2, Wren 4 – Bob Webb.

Pit 16 – Black-necked Grebe still – Ian Ralphs, Mark Dowie.

Cricklade, River Thames floods – 17 Little Egrets – Nigel Pleass.

CWP West – Common Sandpiper – Graham Lawlor.

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