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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Shorncote – Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cormorant, 180 Canada Geese, 70 Greylag Geese, Gadwall, Kestrel, Buzzard, Common Tern, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow, Sand Martin, Song Thrush, Wheatears, Whitethroat, Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Linnet, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, Raven, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral, Skipper sp – Graham Powell.
Pits 119/119a – 3 Little Egrets, 3-4 Hobbies feeding high over the lakes – Chris Mabon.
Eysey – 2 Little Grebes, Little Egret, 3 Grey Herons, Wigeon, Hobby, 2 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk (chasing a Reed Bunting), 2 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, 2 Common Terns, 4 Green Woodpeckers, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Yellow Wagtail over, 7 Swallows, 4 Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, Bullfinch – Steve Davies.
Blakehill – Kestrel, m Green Woodpecker feeding on ground with 2 juvs, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Swallow, Skylarks, 2 Yellow Wagtails flew over and appeared to land but not relocated, 3f Redstarts, 3 Whinchats, 4 Whitethroats, singing Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 4 Linnets, c15 Goldfinches – JM.
Cricklade – Red Kite over – Chris Snook.
Twitcher’s Gate – Pit 74 – 3 Teal, 30+ Red-crested Pochard, 2 Lapwings, 7 Curlews, 8 Common Tern, Green Woodpecker – Richard Williams.