Welcome:   This website publishes sightings from the CWP local area.    To send in sightings please use the contact form.   You can also email direct to ‘cwpbirds [at] outlook.com’ or via Twitter (@CWPBirds).

CWP Bird List 2016:   171 (as at 20/8)   175 in 2015

(Header Photo: Tufted Duck by Sue Clayson)

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Please note for the next 2 weeks I am away.    I will have WiFi so the website will be kept up to date but is likely to be updated in the evening rather than throughout the day.

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22 September 2016

 CWP 74 (Twitchers Gate): Black-necked Grebe present from 9:45-10:20 straight out behind middle raft going east.     Also 53 Mute Swan, 3 Teal, 2 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Raven, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti’s Warbler & 3 Meadow Pipit over.     Shane and Geoff Faulkner

CWP 82: Teal, Pochard, 3 Reed Bunting, 7 Meadow Pipit over. 3 Roe Deer.     Shane and Geoff Faulkner

CWP 68a/b: 6 Teal, 20 Pochard, 15 Little Egret, Kestrel, 7 Jay, 11 Meadow Pipit & 4 Pied Wagtail over, Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 15+ Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 19 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Treecreeper, 14 Goldfinch, 8+ Bullfinch and 3 Reed Bunting.    Shane and Geoff Faulkner

CWP 59: 4 Teal, 2 Green Sandpiper, Jay.   Shane and Geoff Faulkner

Eysey: Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 12 Linnets, 6 Goldfinches, 3 Swallows, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Buzzards, Kestrel, Meadow Pipit, 20+ Pied Wagtails, Grey Wagtail, 17 Pochard, 16 Tufted Ducks, 70 Mallards. Also, a Migrant Hawker and Common Darter.   Steve Davies

N.B:. Blakehill:.  There have been a couple of cars broken into over the past week or so.  Don’t leave any valuable items on display.

There has been an influx of yellow browed warbler into the country.  It is about time CWP had a good viewable one. I have put a BTO twitter link to the call in the sidebar.

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21 September 2016

Blakehill:.   15+ Yellow Wagtails, 3 Whinchats, 4 Wheatears, 2 Reed Buntings, 10 Linnets, c5 Chiffchaffs.  Robin Griffiths

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20 September 2016

CWP 74. (Twitchers Gate): 46 Mute Swan, Shoveler, 417 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 4 Pochard, 9 Red-crested Pochard, Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 17 Buzzard on thermals (quite possibly the largest group ever seen by us at the same time!), Sparrowhawk, 100+ Lapwing, Common Tern, Meadow Pipit & 3 Cetti’s Warbler.   Shane & Geoff Faulkner


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19 September 2016

Around CWP 68c/d today there were still Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, Willow Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat.   Kim Milsom

CWP 132 evening. Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Egyptian Geese, 6 Little Egrets.  John Edwards

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18 September 2016

Black-necked Grebe on Cleveland Lakes , see webs below

CWP 111b: 85 Tufted Ducks, 4 Pochard, 3 Red-crested Pochard, Chiffchaff, a Wren in the hide.   Steve Davies

CWP 130: Stonechat, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Bullfinch, Goldcrest, Blackcap, 4 or 5 Chiffchaffs, Migrant Hawker and a Frog.   Steve Davies

CWP 132: Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Tree Pipit and Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Grey Wagtails, 8 Little Egrets, 2 Egyptian Geese, c200 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 2 Shovelers, 1500 Starling.,

Greenshank,  2 Green Sandpiper,.

5 Snipe,. Kingfisher. St

eve Davies.  Nigel Pleass

Cleveland Lakes ( webs count):.  Black-necked grebe, 71 great crested grebe, 2 little grebe, 116 cormorant, 13 grey heron, 22 little egret, 61 mute swan, 217 Canada goose, 42 greylag goose, 151 tufted duck, 114 mallard, 16 red crested pochard, 60 gadwall, 126 teal, 410 wigeon, 44 pochard, 41 shoveler, 4 green sandpiper, 1 common sandpiper, 3 snipe, 10 curlew, 195 lapwing, 653 coot, 25 moorhen, 2 water rail, 2 kingfisher, 3 common tern, 34 lesser black-backed gull, 44 black-headed gull and 7 herring gull.  Nick Adams

Other birds seen around the site: migrating over – siskin, 5 grey wagtail, 37 meadow pipit, 195 swallow, 44 house martin, 5 sand martin, 32 pied wagtail, 9 linnet, 15 goldfinch, greenfinch. Others recorded – 12 chiffchaff, 5 blackcap, 6 cetti’s warbler, 21 reed bunting, 2 green woodpecker, great spotted woodpecker and a male sparrowhawk.  Nick Adams

Winter wildfowl beginning to arrive in the eastern waterpark, a raft of 20 great crested grebes on CWP 104 was a nice sight with plenty of cute stripey youngsters screaming to be fed with nonchalant adults. Mark Lang

Webs  counts:

CWP95 3 Pintail, Cettis Warbler. 2 Green Sand, Reed Warbler 10 Chiffchaff 3 Blackcap Nigel Pleass

CWP64 Kingfisher Cettis Warbler. Nigel Pleass

CWP95 2 Green Sand, Reed Warbler 10 Chiffchaff 3 Blackcap 

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17 September 2016

CWP 74 (Twitchers Gate): 41 Mute Swan, 109 Greylag Geese, 8 Canada Geese, 7 Mallard, 58 Gadwall, 1 Pintail, 3 Shoveler, 289 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 5 Red-crested Pochard, Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 60+ Lapwing, 2 Snipe, Common Tern, 200+ Sand Martin, Grey Wagtail over, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Raven.     Shane & Geoff Faulkner

CWP 74:.   309 Wigeon, Pintail,. 42 Gadwall, 2 Green Sandpiper, 30 Swallow,. Reed Warbler,. Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, singing Cettis warbler.     Nigel Pleass

CWP 95:   2 Green Sandpiper,   42 Teal,. Kingfisher,.  9 singing Cettis warbler, 14 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff.  Nigel Pleass

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16 September 2016

CWP132:, 2 Ruddy Shelducks, Yellow-legged Gull, 13 Little Egrets, Greenshank, 8 Egyptian Geese.   Peregrine, Common Sandpiper,. Dunlin,. Steve Davies.   Jon Mercer

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