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.

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2018 Bird List (157 as at 02/05)

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16 June 2018

CWP 130: 35 Lapwings, 4 Mistle Thrushes, Whitethroat, a few Stock Doves, Reed Bunting, Little Egret, 50 Starlings over, a Hare. Several almost adult Frogs in puddle near quarry entrance and Water Boatman and a Bloodworm in same puddle.  Steve Davies

CWP 132: 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 4 Red-crested Pochard, Common Tern, Reed Bunting, Buzzard, Linnets. 2 Common Blue butterflies.  Steve Davies

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15 June 2018

CWP 44:  Great Crested Grebe 1 pair and 3 juv, Bullfinch 1pair, Red Crested Pochard 9, Heron 2.  K & L Perkins.

Lower Moor WWT Reserve and surrounding area:  Redstart, Blackcap 3, Buzzard 1, Collared Dove, Dunnock 2, Goldfinch 6, Grey Heron 3, Kestrel, Long-tailed Tit 14, Mistle Thrush, Mute Swan 8, Robin 3, Swallow 2, Whitethroat 5, Blackbird 4, Blue Tit 32, Canada Goose 6, Chiffchaff 5, Curlew, Garden Warbler 7, Green Woodpecker, Lesser Whitethroat 2, Moorhen,  Song Thrush, Swift, Wren 5. Also common blue damselflies en masse and dozens of toadlets on the track by hide 2.   Bob Markham

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13 June 2018


Beautiful Demoiselle (Richard Vernon)

CWP 132: Butterflies: Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Common Blue, Meadow Brown, Brimstone, Large Skipper & Whites. Birds included:  5 Red Kites, 3 Egyptian Geese, 20+ Lapwing.  Huge numbers of damselflies including:  Common Blue, Banded and Beautiful Demoiselles.   Richard Vernon

Cricklade Leisure Centre:   Red Kite. Chris Snook.

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11 June 2018

Shorncote reed beds:  7 Common Tern. 4 Red Crested Pochard. 7 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck.  2 Little Grebe, 4 Coot.  2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret.  8 male and 1 female Reed Bunting. 3 Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Cetti’s Warbler,  4 Blackcap.  6 Greenfinch.  4 Swallow. Pied Wagtail.  3 Song Thrush.  2 Buzzard.  John Fletcher

CWP 34:  A count undertaken today of the Black headed Gull colony found 281 nests!    Kim Milsom.  Michael Diss.

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10 June 2018

Ashton Keynes: About 6 House Martins have just arrived and are busy nest-building.  Richard Vernon

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9June 2018

CWP 74:   Marsh Harrier being mobbed by Oystercatcher over scrapes. 3 Tea flushed by Harrier. Nigel Pleass.

Thames Path, Castle Eaton: Hobby, Reed Buntings, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warblers, Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Skylark, Little Egret. Hundreds of Banded Demoiselles, Common Blue Damselflies and a Meadow Brown butterfly.  Steve Davies

Mother Shipton

Mother Shipton moth (Steve Davies)

Whelford/Kempsford area: Mother Shipton moth, 3 Scarlet Tiger moths, Red Admiral. 4 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Song Thrushes, Oystercatcher, Garden Warblers, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Buzzard, Chiffchaffs.  Steve Davies

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8 June 2018

CWP 74: Twitchers’ Gate,  Egyptian Goose 2, Cormorant 2, Cuckoo, Red-crested Pochard 3, Pochard 2, Curlew, Green Woodpecker, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull 5+, Whitethroat, Common Tern 5+, Cetti’s Warbler & Chiffchaff in song.  Speckled Wood.    John Grearson

CWP 46:  Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Great crested grebe.  Graham Powell

CWP48:   Common tern, 6 Canada goose, Cormorant, 2 Greylag goose, Song thrush.  Graham Powell

Swillbrook: Several Whitethroat and Blackcap, Many banded demoiselle.  Graham Powell

Pike corner:  Green woodpecker    Graham Powell

CWP 41:  2 Bullfinch, Blackcap, Common tern, 2 swift, 6 House martin, Buzzard, Great crested grebe, 2 Grey heron, Little egret.  Graham Powell

CWP43:  2 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti’s warbler, 4 Great crested grebe, Coot, Common tern, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow warbler, Chiffchaff, Garden warbler, Green woodpecker, Great spotted woodpecker, Grey Heron , Song thrush.  Graham Powell

Cleveland Lakes:  Grizzled Skipper butterfly.  Ben Welbourn.

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7 June 2018

CWP 74: Marsh Harrier, 29 Lapwing, 4 Common Tern.  3 great crested grebe, 1 little egret, 2 great cormorant, 1 common swift.  K and L Perkins    Alan Coates.

Around CWP 60: Possible Little gull, 2 linnet, 8 red-crested pochard, 3 mute swan, 2 mallard, 3 coot, 10 common tern, 1 stock dove, 2 carrion crow, 2 blackbird, 1 pied wagtail.   Alan Coates

Cricklade Leisure Centre:   30 Swallows and House Martins collecting mud and grass.   Chris Snook. (Pics by Chris)

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