This site publishes records from the Cotswold Water Park irrespective of county boundaries.  You can send in your sightings on the contact form.

You can also contact me direct at :   Email: ‘cwpbirds [at] outlook.com’ or Twitter: (@CWPBirds).

The CWP list for 2017 is still being worked on.    CWP Bird List 2016:   182

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23 April 2017

CWP 43 – towards dusk.  4 singing nightingale, Reed warblers, Sedge warblers, Chiffchaff, Willow warblers, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Garden warbler, 2 Cuckoo, 30 Sand Martin, Green woodpecker, Reed bunting.  Graham Powell

CWP 305:   2 Goosander, 2 Shelduck, 2 Red-crested Pochard and 1 Green Woodpecker   Ken Cypher

CWP 74:  4 Little Egret.  2 Oystercatchers, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Cormorants, 5 Canada Geese, a Greylag Goose, 14 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 10 Coot, 35+ Black-headed Gulls, a Moorhen, 2 Chiffchaff, a Sedge Warbler, 2 Swallows & 2 Buzzards.    Ken Cypher.  Sue & Trevor Clayson.

CWP 95: 1 Green Woodpecker.  Sparrowhawk, 5+ Sand Martins, a Reed Bunting.   Ken Cypher.  Sue & Trevor Clayson. 

CWP 68c/d:  1 Cuckoo calling     Ken Cypher

CWP 57:  8 Common Terns this afternoon,  also Cuckoo, 4 singing Garden Warbler     Jon Mercer

North Meadow:  Grasshopper Warbler singing 09.45am.   DaveKilbey

Waterhay:   1 Lesser Whitethroat,   1 Cuckoo calling,   1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling  Andrew Whittaker

CWP 44:  Goosander,   3 Egrets,   2 common terns  Bob Winckle

Kent End – 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Grebes, 2 Great Crested Grebes, a pair of Mute Swans (female on nest), a Lapwing, 12 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 7 Coot, 2 Pied Wagtails, 4 Black-headed Gulls, 50+ Sand Martins, 2 Swallows & 6 Linnets.   Sue & Trevor Clayson.

CWP 76 – a Little Grebe, a pair of Mallard, a Tufted Duck, 4 Coot (1 nest), a Moorhen & a Chiffchaff.   Sue & Trevor Clayson.

CWP 29 – 6 Great Crested Grebes, 8 Mute Swans, 4 Canada Geese, 23 Tufted Duck, a Red-crested Pochard, 18 Mallard, 3 Gadwall, 7 Coot, 9 Black-headed Gulls & a Sedge Warbler.    Sue & Trevor Clayson.

Cricklade:    Sedge Warbler. Robin Griffiths

Ashton Keynes:  Green Woodpecker.    Sue & Trevor Clayson.

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22 April 2017

CWP 74:. Bittern flew into scrape area this morning.   Ken Cypher.  Andrew Whittaker

CWP 132:   Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatchers, LittleRinged Plovers, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Shelduck, 5 Red Crested Pochard, Little Egret  Jon Mercer

Waterhay:  9 species of Warbler this morning inc Lesser Whitethroat, Reed and Garden Warbler. Unfortunately no Grasshopper Warbler for the full set.  Muntjac barking at 6.45am.  Jon Mercer.  Joff Elphick

CWP 305:  Wheatear, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Shelduck   Ken Cypher

CWP 132: 2 Oystercatchers, Common Sandpiper.   Jon Mercer

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21 April 2017

Eysey:.  Barn Owl at 2pm.  Plenty of Whitethroat and a few Lesser Whitethroat singing.  Dave Kilbey

My first Swallow of the year at CWP74, followed by first Cuckoo at CWP31Ben Welbourn

CWP 32: 5 Oystercatcher flying around this afternoon.  Eventually headed east towards Cotswold Community.   Ben Welbourn

CWP 130: Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Goldcrests, Yellowhammers, 3 Greenfinches, Bullfinch, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers.  Steve Davies

CWP 132: 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwings, 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Shelducks, Swallows and Sand Martins. Grey Wagtail at the sewage works.  Steve Davies

Lower Moor:   Downy Emerald dragonfly newly emerged.   Steve Birt

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20 April 2017

CWP 88:  Whimbrel 4, Common Sandpiper 1, Little Ringed Plover 4, Oystercatcher 3, Lapwing 13, Shelduck 2, Little Grebe 1.    Keith Perkins

CWP 43:   4+ Nightingale, also whitethroat, garden warbler and 3 Red Crested Pochard.  Kevin Hughes

CWP 74: Twitchers gate.   Nightingale singing.   Kevin Hughes

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19 April 2017

CWP 16/17:      Nightingale singing between  South Cerney and the lakes this morning (this is an additional bird to the one reported last night) plus arrived willow & reed warbler, Sand martins & Cetti’s Warbler   Tim McGrath

CWP 74:   Nightingale singing early evening from the scrubland between Twitchers and the CWPT yard, bird also heard in song this morning.  No sign of Little Gull.  Oystercatcher 1, Herring Gull 1, Lesser black-backed Gull 3, Buzzard 2, Lapwing 1, Teal 1, Greylag 2, Red-crested Pochard 3, a pair of Wigeon. Good numbers of Sand Martins and a few Swallows.     Bob Philpott.   John Grearson.  Ken Cypher.  Stephen Edwards.

CWP 16:  At 13.40 an Osprey heading NE low over the lake.   Tim McGrath

Cleveland Lakes:   Around 59, 68 a,b,c,d and Cleveland Path.    Cuckoo 1, Garden Warbler 5, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3, Mistle Thrush 1, Oystercatcher 1, Reed Bunting 4, Song Thrush 3, Whitethroat 1, Blackcap 7, Chiffchaff 6, Great Crested Grebe 4, Lapwing 1, Mute Swan 20, Red-crested Pochard 1, Reed Warbler 4, Sedge Warbler 3, Tufted Duck c120, Willow Warbler 10, Wren 6.   Bob Markham

Good views of singing Nightingale by CWP 43.   Also, good views of singing Garden Warbler near CWP 57 and two Kingfishers along the Thames pathDominic Singleton

Blakehill: Whinchat, 2 Wheatears, Lesser Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker head and feathers found on ground presumably prey of some raptor.   Robin Griffiths

Cricklade: Peregrine soaring. Robin Griffiths

In Ashton Keynes village today first returning House Martins.   John Grearson

N.B:   Blakehill Car Park – There has been a case of a car broken into and items stolen.  Please do not leave items in your vehicle.

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18 April 2017


Crane (Ken Cypher)

CWP 74:    First Hobby of the year.    Little Gull, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Red-crested Pochard and 2 Crane (definitely one colour ringed, possibly the same returning adult and juvenile). c30 Sand Martin, 2 Blackcap, Garden Warber.    Ken Cypher,  John Durell, Pete Adams.   John Grearson.    Bob Markham.  Kim Milsom.

CWP 43:   3 Nightingale seen (4 possibly 5 heard)    Andrew Whittaker.   Richard Vernon.

CWP 16/17:  nightingale singing at 22.30.   Tim McGrath

Eysey:  2 Shelduck and 2 Bullfinch.  Ken Cypher

North Meadow: Pair of Grey Wagtail.  Buzzard.  3 Swallow.  2 Reed Bunting, 3 kylark.  Along the Churn –  Blackcap 1,  Reed Warbler 2, Sedge Warbler 3,  Garden Warbler 2,  Willow Warbler 2     Bob Markham.

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17 April 2017

CWP 43:    2 Nightingale singing.  Also Sedge warblers, Willow warblers, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, Common Whitethroat, Song thrushes, Cetti’s warbler, Great spotted woodpecker, Green woodpecker, 2 Cuckoo, Bullfinch, Jay, Grey Heron, Mixed flock of  40 – 50 Swallow, House and Sand Martin.  Graham Powell.  Roger Gillespie.  Andrew Whittaker.   

CWP 41: ‘Comic’ Tern    Roger Gillespie

CWP 57:  Male Scaup   Roger Gillespie

CWP 74:   The first-winter Little Gull showed well for a while mid-afternoon. It rose from the scrape when accompanying large gulls were disturbed there and fed with the Black-headed Gulls on emerging insects on the lake surface.   Also in the area Cuckoo, 2 Wigeon and Common Whitethroat .   Red Crested Pochard and lots of Sand Martin and Swallow.  John Grearson.  Richard Williams

Blakehill:  Wheatear.   Short Eared Owl and Kestrel.   Dave Collins.  Richard Williams

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