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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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27 May 2017

Siddington area: Possible harrier sp. flew over the A419. Steve Davies

 Fairford: Mute Swan with cygnet on Mill Lane pond, plus 4 or 5 Trout. A dozen or so Swifts over the town centre. Steve Davies

 CWP 130: Cuckoo, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Goldcrest, 2 Lapwings, Swifts and Swallows over the water.Steve Davies

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25 May 2017

Shorncote this evening: Common Tern, Little ringed plover, Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, Shoveler, Sparrowhawk, Greenfinch, Stock Dove.  Wilf Lewis

Oaksey Cricket Pitch:   Yellow Wagtail.   Roger Gillespie

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23 May 2017

CWP 130/132: Cuckoo in same spot as last year, 5 Lapwings, Little-ringed Plover, Shelduck, 10 Red-crested Pochard, Great Crested grebe on nest, 3 Reed Buntings, 2 Reed Warblers, Blackcaps, Whitethroats, Chiffchaff, Yellow and Pied Wagtails, Song Thrush, Greenfinch. Flying around: Linnets, House and Sand Martins, 2 Little Egrets. 3 Painted Ladies, Red Admiral, Peacock, Brimstone, lots of Orange-tips, 2 Blue-tailed Damselflies, lots of Common Blues and a female Banded/Beautiful Demoiselle. Also, a Sinodendron cylindricum beetle, Long-jawed Orb Weavers, Garden Spiders, Mayflies and 5 Fallow Deer.  Steve Davies

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22 May 2017

Please note that the Ashton Keynes to Waterhay road is closed as a result of roadworks. 

CWP 43: one, or more probably two, Nightingales, 3 Oystercatchers, Cuckoo, Clouded Yellow, Common Blue butterfly, 3 Brown Argus, Brimstones.   Robin Griffiths

CWP 74:   Twitcher’s: 6 Common Terns, Red Admiral, Brimstones   Robin Griffiths

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21 May 2017

Count of 10 Hobby over CWP 57, 4 over CWP 42/44.  4 Little Egret, Cettis Warbler at CWP 57.   Jon Mercer.   Graham Lawlor

CWP 74 / 68:  Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Red Kite, 2 Little ringed Plover, 4 Cettis Warbler.    Graham Lawlor

CWP 132:   4 Little ringed Plover,  Little Egret, Shelduck with 7 young.   Graham Lawlor

Clattinger Farm:   13 Burnt Tipped Orchids. Green Winged, Southern Marsh, Early Marsh & Common Spotted Orchids. 4 Raven.    Nigel Pleass

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20 May 2017

Cleveland Lakes:   2 Shelduck, 73 Mute Swan, drake Garganey and 6 Gadwall in flight over CWP74 scrape, drake Pochard, Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 22 Common Tern, 2 Cuckoo, Kingfisher, 7 Cettis Warbler.   Nigel Pleass.

CWP 200:   3 Little Ringed Plover and Little Egret.   Nigel Pleass

100+ Southern Marsh Orchid and 2 Early Marsh Orchid at Elm Lea Meadows and North Meadow.   Nigel Pleass

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19 May 2017

Blakehill: The first Blakehill Cuckoo heard twice at opposite ends of the reserve – at least a month late! 2 Garden Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Curlews, 2 Green Woodpeckers      Robin Griffiths

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