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2018 Bird List (165 as at 27/09)

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22 Oct 2018

  1. Waterhay Farm – this afternoon, both CATTLE EGRETS were present, at first in the field next to the farm and the bridge and later in the field next to the car park. They flew off in a northerly direction after feeding for a while with the younger cattle in that field – John Grearson.

    2 Cattle Egrets by John Grearson

CWP68A/B – 60 Cormorants, 33 Great Crested Grebes, 9 Little Egrets, 6 Grey Herons, 6 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, a Pochard, 3 Moorhen, a Kestrel, a Buzzard, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls & a Black-headed Gull.

CWP74A – a Peregrine.

CWP82 – 65 Tufted Duck, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Mute Swans, 3 Cormorants, a Grey Heron & 14 Coot.

Kent End – 66 Pochard, 38 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 9 Cormorants, 2 Grey Herons, 19 Coot, 7 Black-headed Gulls, 3 Great Crested Grebes & a Kestrel.

CWP76 – 2 Mute Swans, a Grey Heron, 10 Teal, 3 Coot & 3 Moorhen.

CWP95 – a Buzzard on a fence post & a Jay.

CWP74 – 21 Cormorant, 9 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Mute Swans, 2 Tufted Duck & a Buzzard.

Trevor and Sue Clayson.

Pit 111

2. Goldeneye.
7. Gadwall.
4. Shoveler.
3. Great Crested Grebe.
1. Little Grebe.
7. Tufted Duck.
17. Mallard.
10. Teal.
1. Herring gull.
12 Black Headed Gull.
1. Buzzard.
4. Reed Bunting.
1. Jay.
1. Great Spotted Woodpecker.
30. Starling (over).
6. Long Tail Tit.
1. Bullfinch (m).

Pit 111b

2. Little Egret.
2. Great Crested Grebe.
7. Cormorant.
1. Goldcrest.
1. Sparrow Hawk.
1. Great Spotted Woodpecker.
64. Lapwing (over).

Pit.126.
6. Egyptian Geese. (On sand bank).
80. Coot.
180 Tufted Duck.
7. Pochard.
5. Red Crested Pochard.
7. Teal.
8. Great Crested Grebe.
2. Grey Heron.
15. Redwing. (Small flock over).
1. Kestrel.
1. Red Kite.
1. Buzzard.

John Fletcher.

Shorncote
Grey heron
Little egret
3 stonechat
12 linnet
25 goldfinch
Chiffchaff
Peregrine
Buzzard
Kestrel
Sparrowhawk,  Green Woodpecker.

Graham Powell.

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21 Oct 2018

Cattle Egret by Nigel Pleass

Waterhay – CATTLE EGRET still present this aft, also in Cleveland Lakes area 3 Water Rail, 3 Green Sandpipers, 11 Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warblers – Nigel Pleass.

Blakehill – Sparrowhawk, Linnet flock – Felicity Cobb.

Round House Farm area – Good numbers of Teal, Wigeon, Gadwall and Shoveler, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzards, Great White Egret, 2 Cetti’s Warblers, several Water Rails, 2 Skylarks, Goldcrest. Also, a Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, a well-worn Small Copper, approx 10 Migrant Hawkers, dozens of Common Darters and a Frog – Steve Davies

Frog by Steve Davies

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20 Oct 2018

Blakehill – 11 Fieldfares flew W calling, Green Woodpecker, Skylarks passing, 2 Meadow Pipits, fem Stonechat, c60 Linnets, pair Reed Buntings – JM.

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19 Oct 2018

Round House Farm area – 2 Great White Egrets, Snipe, a few Meadow Pipits over, Reed Bunting, 2 Water Rails, Cetti’s Warbler, 200 Wigeon, 80 Teal, 13 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall and a Fallow Deer – Steve Davies

Waterhay – 2 CATTLE EGRETS still present – Andy Rumming. Andy, who is fortunate to have these birds on his farm currently, has sent a very useful map showing access points and viewing spots for the spots favoured by the birds, which move around the various fields in which his cows at the moment.These are all from roads or public footpaths, please don’t enter the fields. Thanks Andy!

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18 Oct 2018

Blakehill – Whinchat, c75 Linnets, c6 Reed Buntings, Snipe, 1+ Redwing, singing Skylarks, c8 Long-tailed Tits, juv. Kestrel, Sparrowhawk – Robin Griffiths / John Durell

Pit 41 – 14 Little Egret

Pit 43 – 2 Redwings

Pit 46 – Great White Egret

Pit 57 – 15 Redwings

Nigel Birch.

Round House Farm area – Seen/heard flying over: Great White Egret, Little Egret, 40 Meadow Pipits, a few Redwings and Fieldfares, 8 Pied Wagtails, 50 Starlings, Buzzard. Also heard, Cetti’s Warbler, Water Rail – Steve Davies.

Pit 74 Twitcher’s Gate – 160 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 2 Pochard – John Grearson.

 

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17 Oct 2018

Waterhay – now 2 CATTLE EGRETS present, by Waterhay Farm opposite Chancel View bungalow – Andy Rumming.

(Both birds still present at 1230h at SU055932 – Ken Cypher.)

 

Fairford – a Hummingbird Hawkmoth feeding in the garden this afternoon – Dan Haines.

Pit 132 – Great White Egret, 2 Little Egrets, Grey Heron, 30 Fieldfares, 20 Lapwings, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Buzzard and a Hare – Steve Davies.

Blakehill – 2 Snipe, 3 Stonechat, 30+ Meadow Pipit – Chris Snook.

male Stonechat by Chris Snook

Meadow Pipit by Chris Snook

 

 

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16 Oct 2018

Pit 126 – 2 fem-type Goosanders – John Durell.

Waterhay – CATTLE EGRET still in 2nd field W of road viewed from just N of CP at 1315h.

Shorncote – Little Grebe, 11 Shoveler, 40 Wigeon, Water Rail heard, 32 Lapwing, Kingfisher, Green and GS Woodpeckers, flock of c40 Skylarks, passage of M Pipits moving S, Grey Wagtail, 9 Stonechats, 2 Bullfinch, 30 Linnets, 20+ Reed Buntings, 2 Goldcrests, 3 Ravens.

Eysey pit 305 – Ruddy Shelduck, Little Egret.

Pit 119/119b – Great White Egret reported, Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 6 Shoveler.

JM.

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15 Oct 2018

Sparrowhawk by John Grearson

Blakehill – fem Sparrowhawk, Pied Wagtail, 3 Stonechats, 50+ Linnets – John Grearson.

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