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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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19 Sept 2019

Shorncote – Little Grebe, Water Rail, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Migrant Hawker, Common Darter, Ruddy Darter, Small Heath – Beany Birder (photos below).

Ruddy Darter.

Hobby.

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18 Sept 2019

Migrant Hawker by Duncan Dine.

Shorncote – Mute Swans, Shoveler, Water Rail, Green Sandpiper, Herring Gull, Lapwing, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Jay,Pied Wagtail, Robin, Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting.

Pit 132 – Lapwing, Jay, Siskins.

New Pits by Fairford airfield – 2 Great Crested Grebes, 25 Tufted Duck, fem Red-Crested Pochard, Egyptian Goose, 4 Buzzards, c50 Goldfinches.

Insects seen – Migrant Hawker, Common Darter, Emperor, Blue-tailed Damselfly – Clouded Yellow (Eysey).

Whelford – Swallow – Duncan Dine, Felicity Cobb.

Pit 57 – 2 Little Egrets, 2 Kingfishers ( on adjacent River Thames), 5 House Martins, 2 Swallows.

Lower Moor – fem Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 5 Swallows, Nuthatch, Brown Hawker – JM.

Brown Hawker at Lower Moor.

fem Kestrel at Lower Moor.

Common Darter at Pit 57.

Pit 126/127 – Green Sandpiper, 30 Lapwings, Kingfisher, 2 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 5 Egyptian Geese, 2 Grey Herons. Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrests, Treecreeper, 8 Chiffchaffs, Song Thrush, Jay, Green Woodpecker, Buzzard.
Whelford – Green Sandpiper in the stream by the bridge – Steve Davies.

Coal Tit at Pit 126 by Steve Davies.

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17 Sept 2019

Blakehill – Kestrel, juv Peregrine mobbed by corvids, 3 Buzzards, 1 Snipe flew SW,  2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Jay, 50+ Swallows in groups moving S, steady Meadow Pipit movement overhead,  Skylarks, 30+ Yellow Wagtails, 2 Wheatears, 3 Long-tailed Tits, 4 Whitethroats, 4 Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, 6 Reed Buntings – JM, John Grearson.

Wheatear at Blakehill.

female Reed Bunting at Blakehill.

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15 Sept 2019

CWP114: 16 Great Crested Grebe; 12 Tufted Duck.
CWP126: 143 Tufted Duck; 1 Common Pochard; 2 Gadwall; 4 Teal; 1 Common Sandpiper; 1 Swallow over.
CWP127: 84 Tufted Duck; 100 Lapwing; 1 Green Sandpiper – John Durell, Robin Griffiths.
Freeth Mere – Pit 41 – Kingfisher – photo by Dave Soons.
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14 Sept 2019

Shorncote – 2 Little Egrets, 5 Grey Herons, Water Rail, 44 Lapwings, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 3 Buzzards, Kestrel, Hobby, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch (calling at South Cerney Playing Fields), 5 Swallows,  Grey Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipits, 4 Cetti’s Warblers, 5 Chiffchaffs, 3 Reed Buntings, 22 Linnets – JM.

Pit 130 – 2 Blackcaps, singing Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, Green Woodpecker, Buzzard. Comma, Painted Lady, Southern and Migrant Hawkers.

Pit 132 – Yellow Wagtail and 6 Linnets over, 2 Chiffchaffs, Green and Common Sandpipers, 4 Lapwings, Little Egret over, Grey Heron, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Buzzards – Steve Davies.

Southern Hawker at Pit 130 by Steve Davies.

Blakehill – 2 Red Kites, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpeckers, c40Meadow Pipits, 2 Wheatears, Whinchat, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting – Beany Birder, Robin Griffiths.

Wheatear at Blakehill by Beany Birder.

 

 

 

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13 Sept 2019

Pit 59 – 3 Spotted Flycatchers – Kim Milsom.

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12 Sept 2019

Thames Path, Castle Eaton – 2 Great White Egrets, Little Egret, Grey Heron, 12 Gadwall, 4 Wigeon, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Sedge Warblers, 5 Chiffchaffs, Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit over, Buzzard, Kestrel, 100 Swallows and 150 House Martins over Castle Eaton – Steve Davies.

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11 Sept 2019

Pits 126/127 – Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 250 Lapwings, Common Tern, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, 1000 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 200 Black-headed Gulls, Little Egret, 6 Teal, 200 Tufted Ducks, 10 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaffs – Steve Davies.
Cricklade – Hobby low overhead hunting hirundines – Robin Griffiths.
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