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.
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2018 Bird List (162 as at 13/07)
I am pleased to let everyone know that Jon Mercer is in the process of taking over the management of this site. It will take a couple of weeks whilst this is properly handed over and Jon gets accustomed to working with WordPress.
Can I please give a heartfelt thank you to all who have contributed to this site over the last 12 years. Bob Philpott
3 Whinchats, Redstart, Common and Lesser Whitethroats, Chiffchaff family – Robin Griffiths.
CWP 126: Bar headed Goose with hundreds of Canada and Greylag Geese. John Durell.
CWP 125: Breeding Tufted Duck. Ian Ralphs.
Eysey: Redstart, 3 Great White Egret over. 3 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow wagtail. Nigel Pleass
CWP 95: Redstart. Nigel Pleass
Kent End: Greenshank calling. Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper. 73 Tufted Duck. Nigel Pleass
CWP 132 – 4 Little Egret, 10 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin. Simon Gathercole
CWP 74 – 4 Egyptian geese, 25 Mute Swan, c.15 Curlews flew from the scrape. Simon Gathercole
Blakehill: Redstarts, Whinchat and Wheatear this morning. Jon Mercer
Cricklade: 2 Yellow Wagtail over. Robin Griffiths.
Cleveland lakes: Great white Egret and female Garganey. 2 kingfisher, 4 teal, 5 little egret, 2 green sandpiper, 4 green woodpecker, 1 hobby and also a gull attack on a grebe that was trying to feed it’s chick with what looks like a small Tench. Dave Soons (all photos below by Dave Soons)
Blakehill: Whinchat, 3 Redstarts, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, c6 Kestrels. Robin Griffiths.
CWP 130: Ruddy Darter, Migrant Hawker, 2 Bloody-nosed Beetles, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Linnets. Steve Davies
CWP 132: Family party of 4 Chiffchaffs, juvenile Wren being fed, Yellow Wagtail, Greenfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Red Kites, Buzzard, Green Sandpiper, Common Tern, Sand Martins, 3 Little Egrets, 4 Grey Herons. Red Admiral, 3 Southern Hawkers, Black-tailed Skimmer. Steve Davies