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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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29 Oct 2020

Pit 74 – Twitcher’s Gate – 6 Great Crested Grebes, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, 12 Cormorants, 4 Mute Swans, 50+ Wigeon, 17 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Ducks, 2 Mallard, Goldeneye, 50+ Coot, 3 Common Gulls, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, 30 Black-headed Gulls, 70 Lapwings, Cetti’s Warbler – John Grearson.

Blakehill – Great Spotted Woodpecker, Skylark (in song), 18 Meadow Pipits, f Stonechat, 200+ winter Thrushes ( approx ratio 2/3 Redwings, 1/3 Fieldfares) – JM.

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28 Oct 2020

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.

Mistle Thrush at Shorncote.

Ravensroost – Marsh Tit, Raven, Crossbill over – Robin Griffiths.

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27 Oct 2020

Pit 74 – Twitcher’s Gate – probable fem Scaup.

Driffield – at SU066988 – 88+ Golden Plovers – John Grearson.

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26 Oct 2020

Pit 74 – Twitcher’s Gate – 4 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Little Egrets, 2 Grey Herons, 14 Cormorants, 200+ Wigeon, Greylag Goose, 12 Mute Swans, 4 Mallard, 11 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 5 Common Gulls, Great Black-backed Gulls, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Pied Wagtails, 2 Chiffchaffs, Cetti’s Warbler, Long-tailed Tit – John Grearson.

Cleveland Lakes – 3 Great White Egrets and 2 Scaup reported (further info requested please).

Somerford Common – c15 Fieldfares, Redwing, Marsh Tit, 3+ Siskins, 2 Lesser Redpolls – Robin Griffiths.

Harnhill – 20+ Golden Plovers – Clive Scarlett.

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25 Oct 2020

No reports received.

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24 Oct 2020

Pit 82 – pair Stonechats – Chris Snook.

Blakehill – 11 Meadow Pipits, 43 Redwings flying W, pair Stonechats, Reed Bunting – JM.

Pit 125/126 – 200+ Tufted Duck, 6 Cetti’s Warblers, 5 Siskin over, 2 Ravens – Ian Ralphs.

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23 Oct 2020

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.

male Blackcap at Pit 74 by John Grearson.
female Blackcap at Pit 74 by John Grearson.
fem Gadwall at Pit 74 by John Grearson.
Vole species at Pit 74 by John Grearson.

Pit 132 – 2 Dunlin, Little Owl, Chiffchaff – Duncan Dine.

Little Owl at Pit 132 by Duncan Dine.

Blakehill – 3 Snipe, Green Woodpecker, 5 Meadow Pipits, 2 Stonechats, c30 Redwings, 3 Fieldfares, 3 Linnets – Robin Griffiths.

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22 Oct 2020

Blakehill – 6 Skylarks, 6 Meadow Pipits, 4 Stonechats (2m,2f), 4 Redwings, 8 Goldfinches – Nigel Gardener.

male Stonechat at Blakehill by Nigel Gardener.
fem Stonechat at Blakehill by Nigel Gardener.

Somerford Common – Woodcock flushed, Skylark over, 1+ Common Crossbill, Redpoll, Siskin – Robin Griffiths.

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