8 November 2014

CWP 64:   Otter fishing for about 10 minutes at 08.00, 3 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail.     Nigel Pleass.

Blakehill: 4 Stonechats, c210 Fieldfares, c20 Redwings, 3 Reed Buntings, c25 Goldfinches, c10 Meadow Pipits, 5 Kestrels, 5 Buzzards, female Sparrowhawk quartering plateau like a harrier, 5 Roe Deer     Robin Griffiths

CWP 132: Kingfisher, Little Egret, 6 Pintail, 50 Teal, 40 Shoveler.    Steve Davies

CWP 130a: 100 Mallards, 23 Tufted Ducks, 2 Pochard, 2 Herons, Cormorant drying its wings. 2 Kestrels, 50 Fieldfares and 40 Redwings in the general vicinity.    Steve Davies

CWP 126: 4 Dunlin, 30 Lapwings, 30 Teal, 30 Tufted Ducks, 10 Pochard, 6 Red-crested Pochard, 100+ Coots, 80 Greylag Geese. 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 4 Common Gulls, 200 Lesser Black-backed and a few Herring Gulls. Constant movement of Fieldfares, Redwings and Pied Wagtails plus Great Spotted Woodpecker over and a Green Woodpecker and Cetti’s Warbler heard. Quite an impressive Starling display of 5000 or so birds.     Steve Davies

CWP 40: At dusk Marsh Harrier (juv/f) chased by crows and gulls for more then 40 min then moved off SE.    Chiffchaff, Cetti’s Warbler, Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtail  David Jablonski

The recent otter sightings have prompted me to enter a reminder of  the Otter talk for the Mammal Group on 20th November at Lackham.  See https://cotswoldwaterpark.wordpress.com/local-events/

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