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 – Little Egret, 11 Cormorant, 3 Shelduck, Hobby, Buzzard, Lapwing, 6 Whimbrel flew up from the scrape at 1600 and headed SW, 2 Herring Gull, 10 Common Tern, Cuckoo, 40+ Swift, small numbers of Swallow and Sand Martin, Sedge Warbler, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, Four-spotted Chaser – John Grearson.
Eysey – Glossy Ibis flew low west – Mark Gurney.
Lower Mill – Buzzard, 12+ Common Tern, Kingfisher, 40+ Swift, 200+ mixed hirundine flock, Reed, Sedge and Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Bunting – JM.
photos below – Swallow, House Martin and Sand Martin at Pit 58, Lower Mill.