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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29 August 2016

B tern

Black Tern (Shane Faulkner)  

CWP 68a/b: 4 Black Tern from 12:30.  59 Shoveler, 12 Pochard, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 8 Teal, 11 Heron, 23 Little Egret, 128 Cormorant, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, Cetti’s Warbler.    Shane & Geoff Faulkner

CWP 74: 3 Ruff, Ringed Plover, Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 2 Wigeon, 70+ Lapwing, 2 Cetti’s Warbler.   Shane & Geoff Faulkner

CWP 200(Kent End): Black Swan, 2 Hobby.  Shane & Geoff Faulkner

CWP 82: 2 Kestrel, Hobby.   Shane & Geoff Faulkner

Blakehill: 3 Whinchats, 3 Wheatears, 3 Redstarts, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroats, Green Woodpecker, Little Owl, 2 Reed Buntings, 2 Chiffchaffs   Robin Griffiths

CWP 130: Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Garden Warblers, 2 Willow Warblers, Green Woodpecker. Good number of House Martins nearby.   Steve Davies

CWP 132: Peregrine, Dunlin, 5 Little Ringed Plovers, 4 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers, 20 Lapwings over, 15 Little Egrets, 5 Grey Herons, 2 Grey Wagtails.   Steve Davies

CWP 119/119b: Green Sandpiper, Shoveler, Coal Tit.   Steve Davies

Fairford: Little Grebe tackling a small fish on the pond at Mill Lane bridge on the Broad Water.   Steve Davies

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Wiltshire & Swindon Biological Records Centre (WSBRC)

Submitting your records to the local environmental records centre is an important step in helping to promote and safeguard your local natural environment.  WSBRC welcomes records submitted to them via Living Record, a powerful online tool that enables you to submit your wildlife sightings, which is gathering increasing support from recorders within Wiltshire (and elsewhere in the UK).

Living Record is a straightforward-to-use recording tool but, with a little training, recorders can utilise additional features to facilitate the submission of biological records. Records can make a real difference as they form part of the big picture at local and national levels.

Wild Connections and WSBRC are joining together to offer you a series of free training session on how to use Living Record.

We are running two sessions at our head office in Elm Tree Court Devizes on Monday 26th September .    There will be an afternoon session at 3pm – 4:30pm and an evening session at 7pm – 8:30pm

To book your place please click here.

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28 August 2016

Cirencester:    Osprey over heading west.   Michael Hunt

Shorncote:  4 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 105 Lapwing, fem Sparrowhawk, 40 Linnet, 25 Goldfinch, Green Woodpecker, pair Bullfinch, Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, 4 Reed Bunting.    Jon Mercer   (Note: Shorncote is still flooded near the hide up to 6” high).

CWP 132, Kempsford:    Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, juvenile Little Ringed Plover.  Jon Mercer

CWP 68a/b:    3 Black Tern.    common tern 6, cormorant 50 plus, shoveler 25 plus also 10 on CWP 74.       John Edwards.   Steve Wallace

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27 August 2016

CWP 132: Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpipers, 4 Green Sandpipers, Kingfisher, 4 Little Egrets, 4 Grey Herons, 7 Egyptian Goose, Pochard with several hundred Mallard, 60 Teal, 30 Goldfinches and a few Swallows over, Great Spotted Woodpecker. 4 Grey Wagtails at the sewage works, 2 Buzzards, Stock Dove and c1000 Starlings inside the airbase.      After thunderstorms about 5pm, 2 Greenshanks and 2 Ruff.     Steve Davies.   Jon Mercer.   John Edwards

CWP 74: twitchers gate.   – 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 2 Snipe.    Jon Mercer

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26 August 2016

CWP 74: 3 Marsh Harrier (1 Fem/2 Juvs from 11:35am) hunting over scrape.  Also, 9 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 18 Teal, 3 Pochard, 27 Tufted Duck, 11 Grey Heron, 9 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 3 Hobby, 70+ Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 22 Curlew, Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, Reed Warbler.     Shane & Geoff Faulkner

CWP 200 (Kent End): 3 Little Grebe, 25 Goldfinches, Raven, Black Swan.   Snipe, Cetti’s Warbler, Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker & 2 Greenfinch.       Shane & Geoff Faulkner  

Lower Moor Farm:   Redstart 2, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Linnet 2, Goldfinch 4, Kestrel 1    Keith Perkins

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25 August 2016

Blakehill: Little Ringed Plover and Yellow Wagtail flew SW over site calling,  4 Redstarts, Reed Bunting     Robin Griffiths

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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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