3 July 2014

CWP 74:   8 Little Egret, 1 Common Tern, 1 Sparrowhawk and 186 Coot along the bank in the late evening sunshine.  Also during the day 16 Mute Swans, 13 Great Crested Grebes, 7 Cormorant, 18 Canada Geese, 3 Lapwing, 12 Tufted Duck, a Moorhen, a Pied Wagtail & a Song Thrush.     Ken Cypher.   Trevor & Sue Clayson

Eysey:    8 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Little Egret    Ken Cypher

Probable Pyramidal Orchid (Sue Clayson)

Probable Pyramidal Orchid (Sue Clayson)

CWP 301 – a pair of Mute Swans with 12 cygnets, 40 Tufted Duck including a pair with 7 ducklings, 18 Common Terns including 4 young, a Little Ringed Plover, a pair of Great Crested Grebes with 2 small chicks, 25 Black-headed Gulls including 12 young, a pair of Red Crested Pochard with 3 ducklings, 35 Coot including 6 chicks in 2 broods, 3 Moorhen, 8 Mallard, 3 Pied Wagtails, Sedge Warblers & a Buzzard. Also probable Pyramidal Orchids.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 97 – 2 Great Crested Grebes on a nest, a Grey Heron, 2 Cormorants, 23 Mallard, 5 Red Crested Pochard, 73 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 4 Herring Gulls, 3 Black-headed Gulls, a Moorhen, a Jay & a Roe Deer drinking at the waters edge.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

Frog (Sue Clayson)

Frog (Sue Clayson)

CWP 6 – a pair of Mute Swans with 6 cygnets, a Grey Heron, a Common Tern, 8 Great Crested Grebes including 2 young, 6 Red Crested Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 6 Mallard, 14 Coot including 5 young, 2 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Reed Warblers & 2 Reed Buntings. Also a few tiny frogs crossing the path.      Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 9 – 2 Common Terns, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 36 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag Geese with 1 gosling, 2 Coots & a Grey Wagtail.      Trevor & Sue Clayson

4 Lapwing & a Buzzard from the rail path near CWP 67.      Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 95 – 6 House Martins.     Trevor & Sue Clayson

Kent End – 2 Hobbys feeding over the lake, 2 Great Crested Grebes, a Little Grebe, a Common Tern. a Lapwing, 3 Greylag Geese, 2 Mute Swans, 6 Mallards, 2 Tufted Duck, 8 Coots & 18 Black-headed Gulls.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

Cricklade – 3 Swifts     Trevor & Sue Clayson

Black Tailed Skimmer (Sue Clayson)

Black Tailed Skimmer (Sue Clayson)

Latton – a Peregrine, a Kestrel & 3 Swallows.      Trevor & Sue Clayson

Amongst the butterflies seen were Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Small Copper, Comma & Meadow Brown. Also Common Blue Damsel Flies, Emperor, Brown Hawker & Black-tailed Skimmer Dragonflies particularly at Kent End.     Trevor & Sue Clayson

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