Welcome:   This website publishes sightings from the CWP local area.    To send in sightings please use the contact form.   You can also email direct to ‘cwpbirds [at] outlook.com’ or via Twitter (@CWPBirds).

CWP Bird List 2016:   171 (as at 20/8)   175 in 2015

(Header Photo: Tufted Duck by Sue Clayson)

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Willow clearance at CWP 68c (Waterhay Reedbed) – can you help?

On Friday 7th October, from 9.30am, a work party will take place to clear willow scrub from CWP 68c, to increase the area of reedbed that can be observed from the new viewing screen. This should result in more birds being seen.

How large an area is cleared depends on how many volunteers turn up so if you can spare some time, please contact Kim Milsom (Kim.Milsom@waterpark.org or 07890 817943). Turning up on the day is fine, but a bit of advance warning means that we can bring enough tools.  Feel free to bring your own bow saws, pruning saws, loppers and work gloves if you have any, but please also make sure you bring sturdy footwear, clothes suitable for work in the outdoors, and adequate refreshments.    Ben Welbourn

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28 September 2016

CWP 74 (Twitchers Gate): Black-necked Grebe still present at eastern end, Also, 49 Mute Swan, 6 Teal, 7 Shoveler, 120+ Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper over scrape, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Hobby hunting over heronry, small groups of Sand Martin & Swallow, overhead movements of Meadow Pipit & Skylark and 2 Cetti’s Warbler.     Shane & Geoff Faulkner.   Jom Mercer

CWP 200(Kent End): Black Swan, 2 Teal, 11 Pochard, 26 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Lapwing, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Raven, 15+ Goldfinch, Shane & Geoff Faulkner

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26 September 2016

CWP 130: Wheatear, Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest, herd of 23 Fallow Deer including adults and fawns.   Steve Davies

CWP 132: Wheatear, Chiffchaff, 4 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Ringed Plovers, 2 Little Egrets, 3 Wigeon, 30 Teal, Pied and Grey Wagtails, 6 Swallows.   Steve Davies 

N.B:   Whelford Pools:    Glos Wildlife Trust will be closing the car park at Whelford Pools for the first 2 weeks of October whilst they re- surface the car park and path to the first bird hide.

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25 September 2016

CWP 126: 2 Dunlin, a Ruff and a Common Snipe on the sand bank at the east end of the pit.   John Durell

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22 September 2016

 CWP 74 (Twitchers Gate): Black-necked Grebe present from 9:45-10:20 straight out behind middle raft going east.     Also 53 Mute Swan, 3 Teal, 2 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Raven, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti’s Warbler & 3 Meadow Pipit over.     Shane and Geoff Faulkner

CWP 82: Teal, Pochard, 3 Reed Bunting, 7 Meadow Pipit over. 3 Roe Deer.     Shane and Geoff Faulkner

CWP 68a/b: 6 Teal, 20 Pochard, 15 Little Egret, Kestrel, 7 Jay, 11 Meadow Pipit & 4 Pied Wagtail over, Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 15+ Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 19 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Treecreeper, 14 Goldfinch, 8+ Bullfinch and 3 Reed Bunting.    Shane and Geoff Faulkner

CWP 59: 4 Teal, 2 Green Sandpiper, Jay.   Shane and Geoff Faulkner

Eysey: Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 12 Linnets, 6 Goldfinches, 3 Swallows, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Buzzards, Kestrel, Meadow Pipit, 20+ Pied Wagtails, Grey Wagtail, 17 Pochard, 16 Tufted Ducks, 70 Mallards. Also, a Migrant Hawker and Common Darter.   Steve Davies

N.B:. Blakehill:.  There have been a couple of cars broken into over the past week or so.  Don’t leave any valuable items on display.

There has been an influx of yellow browed warbler into the country.  It is about time CWP had a good viewable one. I have put a BTO twitter link to the call in the sidebar.

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21 September 2016

Blakehill:.   15+ Yellow Wagtails, 3 Whinchats, 4 Wheatears, 2 Reed Buntings, 10 Linnets, c5 Chiffchaffs.  Robin Griffiths

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20 September 2016

CWP 74. (Twitchers Gate): 46 Mute Swan, Shoveler, 417 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 4 Pochard, 9 Red-crested Pochard, Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 17 Buzzard on thermals (quite possibly the largest group ever seen by us at the same time!), Sparrowhawk, 100+ Lapwing, Common Tern, Meadow Pipit & 3 Cetti’s Warbler.   Shane & Geoff Faulkner


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