27 September 2012

Blakehill: Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaffs. Siskin, Swallows and Meadow Pipits all migrating S., 2 Reed Buntings, Mistle thrush, Skylark in song. Adult Swallows still feeding young just out of the nest at Leigh.     Robin Griffiths

Cricklade:  Yellow Wagtail flew over to NW just before rain shower.  Great Black-backed Gull  Robin Griffiths. Malcolm Royal

CWP 74:  Great White Egret on scrapes, viewable from Twitchers gate this evening.   10 Little Egret, 5 Heron, Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, Teal, Shoveler, Cetti’s Warbler. 4 Little Grebe, Hobby hunting over scrape.  Malcolm Royal.    Bob Philpott

Waterhay / Lakes 82 & 83:  Jay, Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit, Pochard, Wigeon Shoveler, 2 Green Sandpipers over, Swallows over.   Malcolm Royal

Round House Farm Quarry: 6 Shoveler, 3 Pied Wagtails and a Grey Heron.   Steve Davies

CWP 135: 8 Great Crested Grebes.  Steve Davies

CWP 132: Pintail, 6-8 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Grey Herons, 50 Greylag Geese, 1500-2000 gulls, mostly Lesser Black-backed. Also, 50 Goldfinches over Washpool Lane and 3 noisy Buzzards by the air base.    Steve Davies

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