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This site publishes records from the Cotswold Water Park irrespective of county boundaries.  You can send in your sightings on the contact form.

You can also contact me direct at :   Email: ‘cwpbirds [at] outlook.com’ or Twitter: (@CWPBirds).

CWP Bird List 2016:   182

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16 October 2017

CWP 74:   At 1453 a Great White Egret flew across the lake from the north bank  and round the back of the heronry.  A 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull was on the lake near the heronry for most of my visit. A flock of 51 Greylag lingered in a compact, nervous flock near the rafts. 33 Cormorant, 30 Tufted Duck, 37 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 5 Wigeon, a Kestrel and 2 Little Egret.   John Grearson

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15 October 2017

CWP 305: Barnacle Geese (12 seen) still on site, Peregrine.   Richard Vernon

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14 October 2017

CWP126: 1 male Goldeneye, 4 Gadwall. John Durell

CWP 305: Green Sandpiper, 250 Lapwings, 20 Pied Wagtails, 80 Linnets, Treecreeper, Meadow Pipit, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard. 14 Barnacle Geese, 170 Greylag Geese, 300 Canada Geese, 5 Tufted Ducks, Teal, 90 Mallards, Grey Heron. Starlings put on a good show, with approaching 10,000 birds displaying over the main quarry works. Steve Davies

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13 October 2017

CWP 74: Twitchers’ gate at about 1550. Marsh Harrier appeared from the south near the big oak tree by the scrape and flew directly north over the lake towards CWP95, similar timing and direction as 11th Oct. Also present 15 Lapwing, 26 Cormorant, 33 Coot, 7 Pochard, a Kestrel, 3 Teal, 14 Tufted Duck and 2 Wigeon. Calling in the area Cetti’s Warbler, Great Spotted and Green Woodpeckers. John Grearson

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12 October 2017

CWP 119:. Great White Egret with Little Egret. Pat Mabon

A survey of Manor Brook/Thamesmead area:    55 Mallards, 1 Shoveler, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 10 Coots, 25 Wigeons, 29 Moorhens, 7 Tufted Ducks, 14 Mute Swans, 9 Little Egrets, 5 Grey Herons, 16 Cormorants, 2 Canada Geese, 3 Reed Buntings, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Bullfinches, 3 Goldcrests, 5 Meadow Pipits, 4 Siskins, 1 Crossbill, 6 Skylarks, 15 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Tree Creepers, 4 Redwings, 1 Buzzard, 5 Jays, 2 Cetti’s Warblers, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Redpolls, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Linnet. Kim Milsom
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11 October 2017

CWP 74: At 15.40 – Marsh Harrier in female-type plumage. Flew over the scrape and finally passed over

Twitchers’ Gate, chased by other birds, in the direction of CWP95.

John Grearson. Peter Wright

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10 October 2017

CWP 126:. Pectoral Sandpiper for an hour, also Little Stint still and a little ringed plover. Duncan Dine

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9 October 2017

CWP 126: A Little Stint with a Dunlin and Little Ringed Plover, on the sandbank from 14.00 to 14.30. John Durell

Thames Path around CWP 82: 2 Stonechats (m + f), Jay, Comma. Richard Vernon.

CWP 74, whilst doing bat surveys; 250+ black-headed gull and 750+ lesser black-backed/herring gull roosted, plus 10+ curlew roosted, green sandpiper heard, snipe heard, several redwing heard overhead.

We finally caught and identified the rare Nathusius’ pipistrelle bat. It has been recorded it on detectors numerous times since 2005. This species is migratory, so the resident CWP populations (of unknown size and status) is supplemented by migrants in Sept/Oct. Gareth Harris

There are many surveys ongoing in CWP. All of these will help underpin the proposed extension of the SSSI.

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