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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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5 Aug 2020

Cricklade – Swift flying west – Robin Griffiths.

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4 Aug 2020

Pit 74 – Twitcher’s Gate – 2 Little Egrets, Great White Egret, 8 Cormorants.

Pit 200 – 2 Great White Egrets, Cormorant, 8 Greylag Geese, 130 Coot, 2 Hobbies, c250 Lesser Black-backed / Herring Gulls – James Tipping.

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3 Aug 2020

Twitcher’s Gate – Pit 74 – 6 Great Crested Grebe, Great White Egret, 12 Cormorants, Moorhen, 32 Red-crested Pochard, 8 Common Pochard (3m), Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, Hobby, 20 Lapwing, 13 Common Terns, Green Woodpecker heard, Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch – John Grearson.

Cricklade – 2 Swifts – Robin Griffiths.

Neigh Bridge – Common Tern, Kingfisher.

Blakehill – Red Kite, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker juv, 11 Stock Doves, 3 Whinchats, 3 f/imm Redstarts, 5 Whitethroats, m Linnet – JM.

fem/imm Redstart at Blakehill.
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2 Aug 2020

Blakehill – Spotted Flycatcher at W end – Dave Soons.

Note – Year list has been updated to 1 Aug, current total is 161 species.

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1 Aug 2020

Cleveland Lakes – 64 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Little Egrets, 2 Great White Egrets, 74 Mute Swans, 17 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 23 Gadwall, 237 Tufted Duck, 15 Pochard, 167 Red-crested Pochard, 301 Coot, 12 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, Redshank, 76 Lapwing, Snipe, Common Gull, 25 Common Terns, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Green Woodpecker, 42 Reed Warbler, 29 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Jays – Nigel Pleass.

Kempsford Pits – 3 Great Crested Grebes (1 juv), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 15 Mute Swans, 16 Mallards, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck, 6 Egyptian Geese, 1 Canada Goose, 24 Greylags, 3 Cormorants, 53 Coots, 4 Buzzards, 4 Hobbies, m Peregrine, m Kestrel, Red Kite, 4 Common Sandpipers, 118 Lapwings, 1 Black-headed Gull, 50+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls (mostly juveniles), 1 Common Tern, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 13 Stock Doves, 5 Swallows, 3 Song Thrush, 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warblers, 8 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Goldcrests, 14 Blue Tits, 2 Great Tits, Yellowhammer, Greenfinch, 26 Goldfinches, 4 Magpies, Jay – John Fletcher, Jake King.

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31 July 2020

Dudgrove – Pit 114 – 2 Spotted Flycatchers (first report this year), nearby probable Greenshank on pit 127 then flew W – Richard James.

Pits 130/132 – Little Egret, 2 Buzzards, Common Tern, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrushes, 2 Reed Buntings, 2 Yellowhammers – Steve Davies.

Blakehill – 2 Gadwall over, 12 Stock Doves, 2 Swallows, 4 House Martins, Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, singing Willow Warbler – Nigel Sluman.

Great White Egret in CWP by Ken Cypher.
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30 July 2020

Blakehill – Red Kite, 2 Redstarts, Lesser Whitethroat, singing Willow Warbler, 3 Linnets.

Cricklade – 2 Swifts – Robin Griffiths.

Pit 200 – Great White Egret – Richard Vernon.

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29 July 2020

Shorncote – Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cormorant, 180 Canada Geese, 70 Greylag Geese, Gadwall, Kestrel, Buzzard, Common Tern, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow, Sand Martin, Song Thrush, Wheatears, Whitethroat, Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Linnet, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, Raven, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral, Skipper sp – Graham Powell.

Pits 119/119a – 3 Little Egrets, 3-4 Hobbies feeding high over the lakes – Chris Mabon.

Eysey – 2 Little Grebes, Little Egret, 3 Grey Herons, Wigeon, Hobby, 2 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk (chasing a Reed Bunting), 2 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, 2 Common Terns, 4 Green Woodpeckers, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Yellow Wagtail over, 7 Swallows, 4 Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, Bullfinch – Steve Davies.

Blakehill – Kestrel, m Green Woodpecker feeding on ground with 2 juvs, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Swallow, Skylarks, 2 Yellow Wagtails flew over and appeared to land but not relocated, 3f Redstarts, 3 Whinchats, 4 Whitethroats, singing Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 4 Linnets, c15 Goldfinches – JM.

fem Redstart at Blakehill.
Whinchat at Blakehill.
juv Green Woodpecker at Blakehill.

Cricklade – Red Kite over – Chris Snook.

Twitcher’s Gate – Pit 74 – 3 Teal, 30+ Red-crested Pochard, 2 Lapwings, 7 Curlews, 8 Common Tern, Green Woodpecker – Richard Williams.

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