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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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24 July 2017

CWP 111a: Great Crested Grebe with chicks, Tufted Ducks, Muscovy Duck on bank.  Steve Davies

CWP 111: Common Tern, Bullfinch, 15 Red-crested Pochard.  Steve Davies

CWP 126: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 180 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 400 Black-headed Gulls, 70 Coots, 30 Tufted Ducks, 12 Red-crested Pochard, Egyptian Goose, Grey Heron, Common Tern, Sedge Warbler, Song Thrush, Cinnabar Moth caterpillar.  Steve Davies

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23 July 2017

CWP 132: 8 Little Egret, 154 Greylag Geese, Egyptian Goose, 2 Teal, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, Whimbrel, 5 Green Woodpecker, 4 Grey Wagtail and Yellow Wagtail.  Painted Lady butterfly.  Nigel Pleass

CWP 132: (P.M) 4 Common Sandpipers, 3 Green Sandpipers, 5 Little Ringed Plovers, 22 Lapwings, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, 2 Common Terns, 3 Little Egrets, 2 adults and a juvenile Green Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit family group, Buzzard. 7 Red Admirals, Comma, 2 Green-veined Whites, 2 Gatekeepers, Large Skipper, Ringlet. Great views of a Barn Owl hunting. It caught 3 items whilst I was there, and flew right past me at one point, with one of the prey items in its grasp.  Steve Davies

CWP 130: 4 Lapwings, Reed Bunting, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warblers, Reed Warbler, adult and juvenile Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinches, Yellowhammers, 3 Skylarks, Linnets, Swallows and Sand Martins, Red Admiral.  Steve Davies

Hannington Wick: At the Thames bridge, Buzzard, Yellowhammer, Grey Heron and a Hare.  Steve Davies

Ashton Keynes: Buzzard, Raven, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker. Nuthatch.  Mark Brooks

Lechlade: Group of 4 Red Kite.    Chris Mabon

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22 July 2017

CWP 29: 12 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Greylag Geese, 168 Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk, Greenshank over, 2 Kingfisher, juv Cuckoo, 3 Green Woodpecker, 22 Reed Warbler 2 Sedge Warbler 20 Blackcap. Nigel Pleass

CWP 30: 25 Tufted Duck, 66 Red Crested Pochard, Cettis Warbler, 21 Reed Bunting. Nigel Pleass

Lower Moor: Treecreeper (2), Common Tern, GS Woodpecker, Kestrel, Blackcap. Butterflies: Red Admiral, Gatekeeper, Peacock, Comma, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Small & Large White.    Richard Vernon.

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20 July 2017

CWP111(Whelford Pools): Female Red-crested Pochard with 4 very small ducklings; Kingfisher. John Durell.

Lower Moor: Redstart 4, Blackcap 1p, Whitethroat 1, Kestrel 1. Keith Perkins.

Walk from Riverside, Lechlade to Roundhouse: Black-headed Gull 7, Common Tern 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Swallow 25+, House Martin 30+, Lesser Whitethroat 2, Mallard 8, Mute Swan 14, Buzzard 1, Red Kite 1, Hobby 1, Blue Tit 6, Long-tailed Tit 8, Goldfinch 4, Blackbird 4, House Sparrow 8, Moorhen 5 . Bob Markham

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18 July 2017

CWP 74:  34 Cormorant, 128 Tufted Duck, Pochard, Redshank.  Nigel Pleass.

Footpaths around CWP 68 c&d: Jay 3, Green Woodpecker. Butterflies: lots of Red Admiral & Gatekeeper, plus Peacock, Comma, Ringlet, Speckled Wood, Brimstone, Small White, Large White & Meadow Brown.   Richard Vernon.

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17 July 2017

CWP 59, 68 a,b,c,d:  Blackcap 6, Chiffchaff 4, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Whitethroat 4, Kingfisher 1, Great Crested Grebe 40, Mute Swan 80, Common Tern 4, Black-headed Gull 60, Herring Gull 40, Cormorant 2, Little Egret 3, Sand Martin 14, Swallow 18, Mallard 150, Red-crested Pochard 45+,  Coot 200, Green Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Goldfinch 8, Long-tailed Tit 6,  Blackbird 3, Robin 4, Chaffinch 8, Song Thrush 2,  Wren 3.   Bob Markham

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16 July 2017

Cleveland Lakes:    9 (inc 7 juv)  Shelduck, 124 Mute Swan, 12 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 157 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 60 Red Crested Pochard, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, 13 Green Sandpiper, Curlew, Great Black Backed Gull, 25 Common Tern, 2 Kingfisher, Yellow Wagtail . Nigel Pleass

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Water Vole (Steve Davies)

Thames Path, Castle Eaton: A Water Vole on the Thames kept me occupied for about 30 minutes. It was busy feeding away, with a Moorhen nearby and 2 Sedge Warblers. Also seen, 3 Common Terns, 12 Lapwings, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Reed Bunting, Buzzard, Yellowhammer and a Green Sandpiper heard. Banded Demoiselles, Common Blue and Blue-tailed Damselflies, Mirid Bug species, Meadow Grasshoppers and a Toad.  Steve Davies

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