Welcome

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.

You can send in records by email to cwpbirds[at]gmail.com, or via Twitter: @CWPBirds.

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19 Oct 2021

No news received today.

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18 Oct 2021

Pit 96 – Green Woodpecker, 10 Long-tailed Tit.

Pit 200 – Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, 15 Wigeon, 3 Teal, Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 40 Lapwing, Stock Dove, Pied Wagtail.

Pit 82 – 3 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Pochard, 80 Red-crested Pochard, 100 Coot – Graham Powell.

Somerford Common – Crossbill, c12 Lesser Redpoll, c5 Siskin – Robin Griffiths.

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17 Oct 2021

Pit 74 – Twitcher’s Gate – 3 Shoveler (2m), male Marsh Harrier, 7 Skylark over W, pair Stonechat.

Pit 101 – 2 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, 5 Moorhen, 2 Coot, Kingfisher.

Meysey Hampton – Red Kite – Chris Brown.

Pit 68D – Tawny Owl calling pre-dawn.

Pit 82 – 90 Red-crested Pochard – Nigel Pleass.

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16 Oct 2021

Pit 132 – juv Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 43 Golden Plover, Fieldfare, Brambling, probable Rock/ Water Pipit – Mark Gurney.

Pit 82 – 2m, f Stonechat, 12+ Reed Bunting.

Pit 69/ Ashton Keynes – 2 Tawny Owl calling in the village during recent evenings – Chris Snook.

Eysey – Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, Egyptian Goose, Kestrel, Buzzard, 3 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher, several Meadow Pipit, 10 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2 Reed Bunting, Jay – Steve Davies.

Somerford Common – 2 Marsh Tit, Lesser Redpoll, c5 Siskin, 1-2 Brambling over calling – Robin Griffiths.

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15 Oct 2021

Blakehill – Sparrowhawk, 4 Snipe, Green Woodpecker, Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 21 Redwing, 3 fem-type Stonechat, Reed Bunting.

Somerford Common – Lesser Redpoll, c6 Siskin – Robin Griffiths.

Pit 74 – Twitcher’s Gate – 12 Curlew flew over – John Grearson.

North End works – Green Sandpiper – Dave Soons.

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SSSI status for CWP is confirmed

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cotswold-water-park-confirmed-as-a-site-of-special-scientific-interest

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14 Oct 2021

Pit 132 – Great White Egret, 200+ Teal, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper – Dave Gilbert.

Great White Egret at Pit 132 by Dave Gilbert.
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13 Oct 2021

An arrival of Redwing nationally today, with big numbers logged on the east coast.

Pit 132 – Great White Egret, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Shoveler, Wigeon, c200 Teal, Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, 6 Green Sandpiper, 10 Lapwing, 30 Redwing over – Steve Davies.

Blakehill – m Sparrowhawk, 18 Snipe over, Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker, 70+ Skylark and 50+ Meadow Pipit over, f Stonechat, 240+ Redwings over heading W including a flock of 110, Chiffchaff, pair Reed Bunting, 3 Jay, Raven – JM.

B4040 W of Cricklade – Redwing party heading W – Robin Griffiths.

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