5 August 2014

CWP 74:  48 Great Crested Grebe, 27 Cormorant, 40 Mute Swan, 287 Tufted Duck , 18 Pochard, fem/imm Goldeneye, 244 Coot.    Nigel Pleass

CWP 74 Scrape:  5 Little Egret, 33 Gadwall, 18 Teal, Garganey, poss Ringed Teal, 23 Shoveler, 2 Wigeon, brood Tufted Duck, Water Rail, 22 Lapwing, Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 7 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 16 Snipe, 5 Common Tern, , 16 Swift, 260+ Sand Martin & 8 Yellow Wagtail.    Nigel Pleass

CWP 68 A/B: 23 Great Crested Grebe, 61 Mute Swan, 190 Tufted Duck, 26 Pochard, 29 Red Crested Pochard, 232 Coot, 12 Moorhen & Kingfisher.     Nigel Pleass

General counts in reedbeds and willow scrub for Cleveland Lakes:  64 Reed Warbler, 24 Sedge Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, 11 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff and 31 Reed Bunting. Nigel Pleass

Seen whilst driving by Waterhay:  1 Jay, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Stoat Peter Wright

Ashton Keynes: Garden sightings.   Pair of Common Darters at garden pond and a female Southern Hawker ovipositing in moss along the top of the pond wall.  It appeared to lay some eggs well back from the water’s edge.  Also an obliging Comma on Verbena bonariensis.   John Grearson

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