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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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15 Feb 2019

Pit 16 – Mediterranean Gull in the roost this evening – Graham Lawlor.

CWP301(from gateway in lane to Cerney Wick & bridge over A419) – 3 Snipe, 5 Cormorant, 5 Lapwing, 2 Mute Swans, a displaying pair of Great Crested Grebes, 5 Red-crested Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 18 Wigeon, 23 Coot, a Moorhen & 9 Black-headed Gulls.
CWP97 – a pair of Great Crested Grebes nest building, 2 Mute Swans, 7 Cormorants, a pair of Red-crested Pochard, a Tufted Duck, 4 Coot & a Lesser Black-backed Gull.
CWP74 – 11 Cormorants, 2 Mute Swans, 2 Grey Herons, a Snipe, 5 Curlew, 40+ Lapwing, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 230+ Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 20 Gadwall, 20 Shoveler, 14 Pochard, 10 Tufted Duck, 4 Pintail, 18 Coot, 4 Canada Geese & a Greylag Goose.
CWP200(Kent End) – 2 Great White Egrets, 3 Little Egrets, 3 Grey Herons, 5 Green Sandpipers, 79 Lapwing, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Cormorants, 2 Mute Swans, 50+ Mallard, 28 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 6 Pintail, 5 Teal, 8 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 3 Coot, a Moorhen, 250+ Black-headed Gulls, 26 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2 Common Gulls & 20 Herring Gulls – Trevor and Sue Clayson, Malcolm Royal.

Great White Egrets by Sue Clayson.

male Reed Bunting by John Grearson.

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14 Feb 2019

Pit 200 – Great White Egret, Little Egret, 300+ Lapwings.

Blakehill – Short-eared Owl and Barn Owl both hunting at 4pm – 3 singing Skylarks – 1 Snipe flushed by the Owls – Simon Gathercole.

Shorncote – Great White Egret, Buzzard, Oystercatcher, 3 Cetti’s Warblers – Michelle Davies.

Twitchers Gate
3 male Pintail
3 male Shoveler
2 Greylag Geese.
5 Lapwing
1 Red Kite
Grey Heron
Cormorant
Teal
Mallard
Gadwell
Wigeon
Tufted Duck

Lake 68
Green Woodpecker
Cormorant
c. 20 Great Crested Grebe
100+ Pochard
2 Grey Heron
Buzzard

Possible Osprey.

Pit 59

Great White Egret, Tufted Duck.

Waterhay

15 Mute Swans (2 juvs), Greylag Goose – Arthur Robb.

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13 Feb 2019

Yellow-browed Warbler by Steve Jones.

Pit 44/Lower Mill – YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still present – Steve Jones. Tufted Duck and Great crested Grebes displaying – Felicity Cobb.

Pit 200 – Great White Egret, 6 Pintail (5m,f), sev Shoveler, large Lapwing flock, 2 Green Woodpeckers, large Redwing flock – Chris Snook.

Green Woodpeckers by Chris Snook.

drake Pintail by Chris Snook.

Shorncote – 3 L Egrets, 37 Wigeon, 20 Teal, 2 Shelduck, 3 Green Sandpipers, Snipe, 172 Lapwing, 2 Water Rails calling, Peregrine flew over heading E, GS Woodpecker drumming, Green Woodpecker heard, small passage of Meadow Pipits and Skylarks moving SW also 2 singing Skylarks, 2 Grey Wagtails, 40 Redwings and 3 Fieldfare, 6 singing Cetti’s Warblers, singing Chiffchaff, 20 Goldfinches, 15 Linnets, 4 singing Reed Buntings – JM.

 

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12 Feb 2019

Yellow-browed Warbler by W and L Tucker.

Pit 44/ Lower Mill – YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still present by the stream this morning – Wayne and Lauren Tucker.

Shorncote – 70 Lapwing
30 Wigeon
30 Linnet
2 Little Egret
Grey Heron
Cetti’s warbler
5 Song thrush
30 Starling – Graham Powell.

drake Pintail by Richard Vernon.

Pit 200 – 2 Great White Egrets, 2 Little Egrets, 2 drake Pintail, large Lapwing flock, several Shoveler and Gadwall, Tufted Ducks, Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Drake RING-NECKED DUCK still present at private site.

drake Ring-necked Duck by Richard Vernon.

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11 Feb 2019

Yellow-browed Warbler by Mervyn Carlyon.

Pit 44 / Lower Mill – the YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still present mid-morning -Mervyn Carlyon.

Pit 111 Whelford Pools – 2 Oystercatchers on one of the Tern rafts this morning -John Durell.

Pit 200 – 3 Great White Egrets, Little Egret, Dunlin, 89 Lapwing, Drake Pintail, 7 Shoveler, pair Stonechats – JM.

Blakehill – 2 Short-eared Owls active from 3pm onwards, 1 Merlin flew in after sunset. 1 Snipe and 4 Skylarks flushed by the hunting Owls ( Skylark and Song Thrushes singing) also a Raven over – Simon Gathercole.

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10 Feb 2019

Lower Mill / Pit 44 – YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER again, showed well late morning by the stream.

Cleveland Lakes/Pit 200 – 2 Great White Egret, 12 Little Egret, 57 Greylags, 363 Wigeon, 344 Gadwall, 132 Mallard, 67 Shoveler, 285 Teal, 22 Pintail, 107 Tufted Duck, 29 Pochard, 21 Red-Crested Pochard, Marsh Harrier, 115 Lapwing, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 23 Snipe, 2 Woodcock, 3 Water Rail, Stonechat, 4 Cetti’s Warbler singing, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Lesser Redpoll – Nigel Pleass.

RING-NECKED DUCK drake reported still present on private pit.

Pit 130 – 4 Goosander, 2 Buzzards, Red Kite, Kestrel, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Bullfinch.

Pit 132 – 7 Goosander, 8 Lapwings, Little Egret, 3 Buzzards, Red Kite, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 3 Hares – Steve Davies.

 

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9 Feb 2019

Lower Moor / Pit 44 – YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still present this morning – Tom and Greg Mabbett, Dave Soons.

Blakehill – Short-eared Owl hunting 1555- 1605h.

Shorncote – Barn Owl hunting from 1710h with a second bird seen – Beany Birder.

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8 Feb 2019

Twitcher’s Gate Pit 74 – 2 Little Egrets, 15 Shoveler, large groups of Teal and Wigeon, 27 Pochard, pair Red-Crested Pochard, 3 Goldeneye (2m,f), Water Rail calling, 2 Cetti’s Warblers and 3 Song Thrushes singing.

Pit 200 – 2 Little Egrets.

Waterhay – 5 Wigeon on floods in field by car park – JM.

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