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

(Header Photo: Tufted Duck by Sue Clayson)

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23 August 2016

CWP 132: Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpipers, 30 Lapwings, 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 Pintail, 10 Teal, 9 Egyptian Geese, 4 Grey Herons and a Hare. In the air base, Buzzard, 500 Starlings, Swallows and Sand Martins moving through.   Steve Davies

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22 August 2016

Cleveland Lakes: 3 Snipe, 7 Common Sandpiper.     Shane & Geoff Faulkner

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21 August 2016

CWP 132:  Little Grebe, 500 Canada Geese, 175 Greylag Geese,   9 Egyptian Geese, 3 Pintail, 30 Teal, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 6 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Wheatear.    Nigel Pleass

CWP 68:  9 Little Egret, 9 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper,  Kingfisher, Yellow Wagtail and 2 Lesser Whitethroat.    2 Ringed Plover and 4 Dunlin flew over and did not stop.    Nigel Pleass

Cleveland Farm WeBS count:   31 mute swan, 83 Canada goose, 81 cormorant, 8 grey heron, 9 little egret, 11 common tern, 53 great crested grebe, 319 tufted duck, 2 garganey, 13 shoveler, 134 mallard, 40 red crested pochard, 42 gadwall, 64 teal, 3 wigeon, 15 pochard, 279 coot, 16 moorhen, 1 water rail, 17 lesser black-backed gull, 15 black-headed gull, 115 lapwing, 14 green sandpiper, 5 common sandpiper, 1 dunlin, 6 curlew, 1 ringed plover and 3 kingfisher.    Nick Adams

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20 August 2016

Cricklade:.   Merlin over Cricklade 6.25am – never had one in August in Wilts before.   Robin Griffiths

CWP 74:  Black Tailed Godwit flew over scrape calling, 20 Curlew over.    Nigel Pleass

CWP 68A/B:   Arctic Tern, 26 Common Tern, 14 Little  Egret, 13 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper,  53 Great Crested Grebe, 247 Tufted Duck, 22 Pochard, 14 Rd Crested Pochard,   8 Shoveler, Wigeon, Hobby, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 3 Green Woodpecker, 300 Sand Martin, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 6 Lesser Whitethroat & 2 singing Cettis.    Nigel Pleass

CWP 132:  CURLEW SANDPIPER,  576 Canada Geese,   255 Greylag Geese,  6 Egyptian Geese, 350 Mallard, 2 Pintail, 85 Teal, Shoveler,  8 Little Egret,  Ringed Plover, Ruff, 10 Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper.    Nigel Pleass

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19 August 2016

CWP68a/b: 9 Black Tern feeding over water from 3:15pm for a few hours.    Shane & Geoff Faulkner

CWP 74: 9 Greylag Geese over with a Canada Goose. 5 Gadwall, 20+ Shoveler, 12 Teal, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Little Egret, Sparrowhak harassing kestrel & later with prey, Hobby, 3 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, Greenshank heard, 36 Common Tern & Pied Wagtail.      Shane & Geoff Faulkner

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18 August 2016

CWP 74: Highlights this morning from Twitchers Gate were 3 Lapwing, 5 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Common Tern, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap and 6 Chiffchaff. Martin Adlam

CWP 132:. a juvenile female Peregrine chasing a Hobby, but outcome unknown as they disappeared behind trees. Also an adult female Peregrine, six Egyptian Geese, 102 Teal, ten Little Egrets, three Buzzards, 27 Lapwings, three Common Sandpipers, two Green Sandpipers, two Green Woodpeckers, two Lesser Whitethroats, four Wheatears and five Yellow Wagtails.   Andy Jayne & Jake King

CWP 126: another five Egyptian Geese and ten Common Terns   Andy Jayne & Jake King

CWP 127:.   a Greenshank heard and another Lesser Whitethroat.   Andy Jayne & Jake King

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17 August 2016

CWP 74:   Spotted Redshank viewable from Twitchers Gate on far bank behind rafts at 16.25.  (John has since asked that this record be regarded as a possible as he heard both spotted redshank and redshank in the area.)   John Grearson

Neigh Bridge:  Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail on River Thames.    Ben Welbourn

Blakehill: Yellow Wagtail, 3 Redstarts, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Raven, 1 Red Kite, Reed Bunting    Robin Griffiths

Latton:  Raven over CWP Trust office.   Ben Welbourn

CWP68a/b: 4 Shoveler, 2 Teal, Pochard, Kestrel, 8 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, Whitethroat, 10+ of Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler & Blackcap. 3 Reed Warbler, 6+ Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 5+ Reed Bunting.   Shane & Geoff Faulkner

CWP 76: 3 Little Grebe, Kingfisher, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 6+ Reed Bunting.   Shane & Geoff Faulkner

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