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.
Pit 74 – Twitcher’s Gate – Bittern in flight late afternoon – James Tipping.
Shorncote – 7 Little Grebes, Little Egret, 4 Shoveler, Red Kite, m and f Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 71 Lapwings, Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Grey Wagtails, 6 Stonechats (4m, 2f), 130+ Redwings/ Fieldfares ( including groups flying over W ), Mistle Thrush, 3 Cetti’s Warblers, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrests, Raven, Reed Bunting – JM.
Ravensroost – Marsh Tit, Raven, Crossbill over – Robin Griffiths.
Pit 74 – Twitcher’s Gate – 2 Great Crested Grebes, Little Egret, 12 Cormorants, 101 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 14 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Ducks, 6 Mute Swans, f Marsh Harrier, 9 Lapwings, Green Woodpecker heard, 3 Blackcaps (2m,f), 18 Long-tailed Tits, Vole species (see photo below – further info or opinions as to species welcome!) – John Grearson.