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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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2 July 2022

Pit 200 – 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Little Egret – Chris Snook, Ken Cypher.

Pit 132 – Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Teal, Kestrel, 3 Common Sandpiper, 11 Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, Lapwing with 4 chicks, 2 Swift, 3 Song Thrush, Cetti’s, Reed, 2 Sedge Warblers,Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Comma, Red Admiral, 7 Grey and 9 Pied Wagtails at Kempsford SF, 2 Little Owl in the USAF base – Nigel Pleass, Steve Davies.

Blakehill – Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 2 Swift, Swallow, 3 Whitethroat – JM.

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1 July 2022

Pit 74 – Twitcher’s Gate – 4 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant , 91 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan with 2 cygnets, 4 Tufted Duck, Buzzard, 6 Lapwing, 12+ Black-headed Gull, 12+ Common Tern, 7 Coot, Kingfisher, 6+ Swift, 10+ Sand Martin, 2 ad Blackcap with juv – John Grearson, John Durell.

Ashton Keynes – Hobby over – John Grearson.

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30 June 2022

No news received today.

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29 June 2022

Waterhay / Cleveland Lakes – 16 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 8 Mute Swan, 9 Canada Geese, c50 Mallard with numerous ducklings, 3 Tufted Duck, Buzzard, Kestrel mobbed by Common Tern, Green Sandpiper, 3 Moorhen, 18 Coot, 7 Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 Common Tern, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Collared Dove, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Reed Warbler, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 8 Wren, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Jay, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 8 Goldfinch, 3 Reed Bunting,

Pits 82/83, Thames Path – 2 ad and 2 juv Great Crested Grebe, 2 Red-crested Pochard, Tufted Duck, Buzzard, 4 Common Tern, 6 Coot, Moorhen, Sedge Warbler – Caroline Quinn.

Eysey – settling ponds – Little Grebe, 7 Little Egret, Red Kite, 3 Hobby, 2 Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, Redshank, 9 Lapwing, Mediterranean Gull, 42 Black-headed Gull, 3 Swift, Swallow, 12 Sand Martin, 5 House Martin, Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler.

North Meadow, Cricklade – Little Egret, Hobby, Kestrel, 27 Swift – Wayne Ford.

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28 June 2022

Pit 74 – Twitcher’s Gate – 3 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan with 2 cygnets, 7 Mallard, Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing, 16+ Common Tern (nests on raft), 15+ Black-headed Gull (nests on raft), Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Coot, 10+ Swift, 2 Sand Martin, Swallow, Song Thrush, pair Blackcap carrying food, 2 Goldfinch, pair Reed Bunting – John Grearson, John Durell.

Of interest – near CWP, an adult Rose-coloured Starling at an unspecified garden location in Purton – Facebook.

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27 June 2022

Blakehill – Red Kite, Green Woodpecker, Cuckoo, Swift, mixed Hirundine party, Pied Wagtail with juvs, Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Linnet – Robin Griffiths, John Durell.

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26 June 2022

No news received today.

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25 June 2022

Pit 132 – 3 Little Egret, Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Redshank, 6 Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, Snipe, 20 Lapwing, 3 Swift, Sand Martin, 2 Song Thrush, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed, Garden and Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, Marbled White, 2 Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Large Skipper, Ringlet – Steve Davies, Duncan Dine.

4 Green Sandpipers at Pit 132 by Steve Davies.
Oystercatcher at Pit 132 by Steve Davies.
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