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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Blakehill – Green Woodpecker, 2 Redstart, 2 family parties of Common Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting – Robin Griffith.
Cerney Wick – ad and juv Green Woodpecker feeding on ants in the garden – Nigel Gardener.
Pit 37 – Mediterranean Gull over, calling, at 1120h – Matt Hyam.
Pit 132 – Little Egret, 10 Red-crested Pochard, Hobby, Wood Sandpiper, 3/4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Raven – Robin Nelson, Richard Vernon.
Green Sandpiper at Pit 200 by Richard Vernon.
Waterhay / Thames Path – Great Crested Grebe family, 3 Grey Heron, 18 Mute Swans, 4 Shoveler, Swallow – Felicity Cobb.
Pit 74 – Twitcher’s Gate – Cattle Egret flew west over the scrape – Ken Cypher.
Pit 132 – Wood Sandpiper still, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Dunlin – Rich Hearn.
Central CWP – Grey Heron, 2 Hobby, Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, Water Rail, 15 Stock Dove, Tawny Owl, Green Woodpecker, 10 Swift, f Cuckoo, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Sand Martin, Jay, c500 Starling, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Reed, Sedge, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, Blackcap, c30 Goldfinch, 3 Reed Bunting, Fox – Steve Davies.
Ashton Keynes – A flock of 8 Oystercatcher flew east over the village towards Pit 200 – Chris Snook.
Pit 132 – 2 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, Wood Sandpiper still, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Oystercatcher – Eric Harris.
Pit 301 – fem Tufted Duck with 7 small ducklings – Nigel Gardener.
Pit 132 – Wood Sandpiper reported still present.
Dance Common, Cricklade – Barn Owl hunting alongside the B4553 at 2120h – JM.
Pit 200 – pair Gadwall, Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 ad and 2 juv Common Tern – Richard Williams.
Pit 74 – Twitcher’s Gate – ad Little Grebe, m Pochard – John Grearson.