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This site publishes records from the Cotswold Water Park irrespective of county boundaries.  You can send in your sightings on the contact form.

You can also contact me direct at :   Email: ‘cwpbirds [at] outlook.com’ or Twitter: (@CWPBirds).

CWP Bird List 2016:   182

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24 September 2017

Cleveland Lakes:  66 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebes, 63 Cormorant, 68 Mute Swan, 218 Wigeon, 43 Shoveler, 49 Gadwall, 78 Teal, 18 Pochard, 59 Red Crested Pochard, 114 Tufted Duck, 2 Red Kite, 5 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 222 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe, Black Tailed Godwit, 8 Green Woodpecker, 31 Meadow Pipit, Whinchat, 33 Swallow, 4 Blackcap, 2 Reed Warbler, 17 Cettis Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 26 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, 29 Reed Bunting, 9 Jay, Raven.    Nigel Pleass

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23 September 2017

CWP 7:   (Windrush).  3 Egyptian geese.   Angus

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22 September 2017

Roundhouse Farm Quarry area: 5 Shoveler, 10 Wigeon, 20 Teal, 26 Gadwall, Little Grebe, 35 Lapwings, Little Egret, 15 Pied Wagtails, 2 Meadow Pipits, Migrant Hawker.  Steve Davies

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20 September 2017

CWP 87:  14 Barnacle Geese.  215 Tufted Duck, 23 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 11 Lapwing, 3 Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Chiffchaff.    Malcolm Royal

CWP 79:  2 Buzzards, Green Sandpiper.  Malcolm Royal

CWP 88:  2 Little Grebe.    Malcolm Royal

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19 September 2017

Blakehill: At least 7 (very probably 11) Stonechats, 1 Wheatear, c40 Meadow Pipits, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaffs, Stoat. Robin Griffiths. Jon Mercer

Shorncote: 10 Buzzards grouped together, circling freshly mown 1st field. John Fletcher

CWP 306: 3 Wigeon, 19 Gadwall, 50 Mallard, Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Bunting, 70 Swallows. Steve Davies

CWP 132: Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 43 Lapwings, Kingfisher, 3 Little Egrets, Egyptian Goose, 6 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 2 Little Grebes, Grey Heron, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers. Elsewhere, 5 Grey Wagtails, Meadow Pipit, Buzzard. Steve Davies

CWP 130: Barn Owl along the track, Buzzard. Steve Davies

A juvenile Common Tern at CWP125 and 3 Ruff with a small flock of Lapwings at CWP126John Grearson

CWP 68a/b:   3 red-crested pochard (1 male and 2 female). All in similar plumage as male was moulting, but he had his distinctive red/orange bill and eyes.  Chris Evans

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16 September 2017

CWP 119: 5 Green Sandpipers, Kingfisher, 8 Teal, 120 Black-headed Gulls.  Steve Davies

Whelford Pools: 2 Marsh Tits, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 16 Tufted Ducks, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 13 Cormorants.  Steve Davies

CWP 126:  2 Juvenile Ruff with small Lapwing flock.   Ian Ralphs.

CWP 132:   Whinchat, Greenshank, Little Ringed Plover  Ian Ralphs

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15 September 2017

Roundhouse Farm quarry area: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Reed Buntings, Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tits, Green Sandpiper, Little Grebe.  Steve Davies

Eysey quarry area: Peregrine, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Egrets, Grey Heron, 150 Mallard, 200 Greylag Geese, 4 Tufted Ducks, 4 Great Crested Grebes, a few hundred Starlings.  Steve Davies

Migration visible in both locations with a steady passage of Swallows heading south and flying quite low at times.

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