17 July 2014

CWP 74:  Greenshank calling over this evening   Nigel Pleass

CWP 116 – 40 Greylag Geese, 14 Canada Geese, 6 Common Terns + 2 young on the Tern Raft, 10 Cormorants, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Mute Swans & 2 cygnets, a Grey Heron, 42 Tufted Duck, 6 Red Crested Pochard, 5 Mallard, 9 Coot including 1 chick & 26 Black-headed Gulls.     Sue & Trevor Clayson

CWP 127 – 5 Grey Herons, 35 Lapwing, a Common Sandpiper, a Greenshank, 3 Oystercatchers, a Cormorant, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 28 Tufted Duck, 5 Red Crested Pochard, 15 Mallard, 26 Black-headed Gulls, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 20+ House Martins & 2 Stock Doves.     Sue & Trevor Clayson

Pyramidal Orchids (Sue Clayson)

Pyramidal Orchids (Sue Clayson)

CWP 126 – 29 Common Tern including 15 young, 4 Oystercatchers, a Common Sandpiper, 25 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Grey Herons, 2 Egyptian Geese, 5 Greylag Geese, 6 Lapwing, 3 Cormorants, a Mute Swan, 6 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 5 Red Crested Pochard, 28 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 4 Pied Wagtails + 2 young, 37 Black-headed Gulls, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Little Grebe, 3 House Martins, Cinnabar Moths & Pyramidal Orchids.     Sue & Trevor Clayson

Cinnabar Moth (Sue Clayson)

Cinnabar Moth (Sue Clayson)

CWP 111 – a pair of Mute Swans & 5 cygnets, a pair of Great Crested Grebes on a nest, 4 Cormorants, 25 Mallard, 4 Red Crested Pochard, 21 Coot, 3 Black-headed Gulls & a Buzzard.    Sue & Trevor Clayson

CWP 111B – a Grey Heron, 3 Cormorants, 5 Great Crested Grebes ( a pair on a nest, 1 adult & 2 juveniles ), 10 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 2 Red Crested Pochard, 13 Coot ( 2 nests ) & 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.     Sue & Trevor Clayson

Lechlade – on the Thames round Ha’penny Bridge – a Common Tern carrying a fish, 44 Mute Swans & 2 cygnets, 80 Mallard, 5 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 17 Black-headed Gulls & 2 Swallows. 4 Swifts around the church spire.     Sue & Trevor Clayson

Peacock Butterfly (Sue Clayson)

Peacock Butterfly (Sue Clayson)

Among the butterflies seen were Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Ringlet, Meadow Brown & Brimstone. There were also Common Blue Damselflies, Brown Hawkers & Black-tailed Skimmers.    Sue & Trevor Clayson

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