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2018 Bird List (92 as at 26/1)

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24 February 2018

CWP 16:. Ring necked Duck, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Oystercatcher. James Walsh. Richard Williams

Shorncote:. Marsh Harrier from second hide.  c20 each of Redwing and Fieldfare on South Cerney playing field. Also c15 Shovelers, a Pochard drake, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, a group of Lapwing ,1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Wagtails, 3 Chiffchaffs, good numbers of Wrens, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Cettis Warblers (heard), 1 Green Woodpecker (heard), 3 Meadow Pipits, 4 Reed Bunting.  Snipe.  Richard Williams.  Robin Griffiths

CWP 88: Pair Oystercatchers, c15 Fieldfares  Robin Griffiths

CWP 79: Pair Stonechats  Robin Griffiths

CWP 31: Peregrine, c100 Lapwings, pair Goosanders Robin Griffiths

CWP 65/43: 2 drake Goosanders, Oystercatchers heard only, Snipe.   Robin Griffiths

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23 February 2018

CWP 16: Ring Necked Duck still in north end of lake. Jon Mercer

CWP 125 & 132:. A couple of pairs of Egyptian Geese. First winter Iceland Gull on CWP 125 showing signs of a Kumlien’s Gull. Duncan Dine

Shorncote Reed beds:  14 Shoveler, 231 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 4 Little Egret, Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 2 Cetti’s Warbler (heard),  Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 7 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Water Rail (heard), 57 Jackdaw (over), 65 Black Headed Gull (over, towards pit 31), Kestrel, 2 Buzzard.  John Fletcher.

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22 February 2018

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Ring Necked Duck (Mark Dowie)

CWP 16: Ring Necked Duck with tufted duck flock on north east corner of lake.  At 11.30 the bird was very close to the northern footpath on the Yacht Club side of the lake, associating with a very white cheeked female tufted duck. Also present; 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 20 Fieldfare, Shelduck, Kingfisher, Little Egret.  Nigel Sluman.  Bob Philpott. Mark Dowie. James Roden.

CWP 16 (p.m):   First winter Kumlien’s Gull in roost, also adult Mediterranean Gull.  Graham Lawlor.  Kim Milsom.

Blakehill:   2 Short eared Owl, Stonechat.    Chris Snook.

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21 February 2018

CWP 16:    Ring Necked Duck again reported on Bird Guides.

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20 February 2018

CWP 16:   Ring Necked Duck still present, Yellow Legged Gull,  Mediterranean Gull,  Great Black Backed Gull, 2 Egyptian Geese,  Kingfisher,  Water Rail.   Graham Lawlor.

CWP 9:   Red Kite this afternoon.  Nigel Gardener

Eysey:  Peregrine. John Grearson

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19 February 2018

Bullfinch

Bullfinch (Chris Snook)

Cricklade:   Male and Female Bullfinch.  Chris Snook.

CWP 28, 28a, 29, 30, 35, 36, 37, 38:   From WeBS count.  Tufted Duck 153, Coot 12, Goosander 3M 4F, Cormorant 25, Mallard 50, Goldeneye 2M 1F, Moorhen 3, Mute Swan 7, Great Crested Grebe 7, Rd Crested Pochard 14, Pochard 21, Canada Goose 10, Greylag Goose 6, Wigeon 26, Grey Heron 8, Lesser Black Backed Gull 2, Blace headed Gull 1, Common Gull 1, Great White Egret 1.    Other birds included:  Redwing 30, Green Woodpecker 2, Raven 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Song Thrush 6 Singing, Reed Bunting 5 Singing. Darren Tonge

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18 February 2018

Brambling

Brambling (Steve Davies)

Lechlade: At least 4 Bramblings with a 200 strong Yellowhammer/Chaffinch/Reed Bunting flock, just outside Lechlade this afternoon.  Steve Davies

All the below from WeBS counts today:

CWP114: 218 Tufted Duck, 17 Goldeneye, 28 Wigeon, 38 Common Pochard, 7 Gadwall, 4 Red-crested pochard, 3 Common Gull.    John Durell, Robin Griffiths

CWP116: 80 Wigeon.    John Durell, Robin Griffiths

CWP125: 69 Tufted Duck, 115 Coot, 17 Gadwall, 2 Herring Gull.    John Durell, Robin Griffiths

CWP126: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 23 Red-crested Pochard, 12 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Common Gull.    John Durell, Robin Griffiths

CWP 301. 1 Oystercatcher.  Also 1 Oystercatcher on CWP 305 (could be same bird).  Pete Adams/ John Bayliss

CWP 66, 69, 76, 81, 96, 200:  Gadwall (19); Wigeon (66); Tufted Duck (86); Mute Swan (6); Mallard (40); Heron (2); Coot (56); Cormorant (2); Great Crested Grebe (4); Moorhen (3); Black Headed Gull (17); Pochard (20; Canada Goose(4).  Also 2 Goldcrest in the hedge.   Angela & Steve Pomfret

Cleveland Lakes:   1 greylag goose, 78 Canada goose, 16 mute swan, 13 cormorant, 5 grey heron, 24 great crested grebe, 39 goldeneye, 126 gadwall, 750 teal, 269 pintail, 147 shoveler, 551 wigeon, 46 mallard, 210 tufted duck, 273 pochard, 239 coot, 12 water rail, 2 moorhen, 25 lesser black-backed gull, 56 herring gull, common gull, 75 black-headed gull, 4 green sandpiper, 2 curlew, 220 lapwing, snipe. (A total of 3,185 waterfowl).   Also present: 2nd calendar year male marsh harrier, male sparrowhawk, marsh tit, chiffchaff, Cetti’s warbler and several singing reed bunting.    Nick Adams

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17 February 2018

Eysey: 6 Green Sandpipers, 10 Golden Plovers, 500 Lapwings, 3 Pied Wagtails, 2 Shelducks, 2 Pochard, 26 Tufted Ducks, 2 Teal, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Red Kites, 2 Buzzards, 650 Woodpigeons, 260 gulls – mixed Lesser Black-backed/Herring, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Song Thrush, 5 Fallow Deer and a Hare.  Steve Davies

CWP 82: 2 Stonechat (m + f) in usual field towards Waterhay, plus 2 Jays nearby.   Richard Vernon

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