2 January 2015

Smew (Sue Clayson)

Smew (Sue Clayson)

CWP 29: 3m and 3f smew in the morning.  10 Cormorants, 6 Mute Swans, a Grey Heron, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Little Grebes, 45 Wigeon, 105 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 45 Coot, 6 Black-headed Gulls & 2 Herring Gulls.   John Durell.  Trevor and Sue Clayson

CWP 30 – a male Smew, a male Goosander, a Cormorant, 2 Mute Swans, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 8 Red-crested Pochard, 66 Tufted Duck, 20 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 14 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 3 Black-headed Gulls, a Reed Bunting, a Green Woodpecker & a Buzzard.    Trevor and Sue Clayson

Waterhay:   Merlin, 2 Little Owl, 9 Black-headed Gull, 7 Carrion Crow, 2 Chaffinch, Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 3 House Sparrow,  4 Magpie,  11 Mute Swan, Red-crested Pochard, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Rook, 2 Water Rail, 5 Blackbird, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Coot, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Herring Gull, Jay, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 40 Pied Wagtail (yarrellii), 8 Redwing, 4 Robin, 8 Tufted Duck, Wren   Bob Markham

Lea:  (Outside CWP area)  Probable Rough Legged Buzzard flying over Lea towards Malmesbury at 12.35 today.    The bird was being followed / chased by a common buzzard.  The finder has provided a good description of this bird including the distinct white base to the tail and a clear black/dark tail band.  Adam White

5 Redwings & 8 Long-tailed Tits in the field next to CWP 15.    Trevor and Sue Clayson

CWP 22 – 5 Mute Swans, 2 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 12 Mallard, 3 Coot & 27 Black-headed Gulls.   Trevor and Sue Clayson

CWP 28A – 163 Mallard, a Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebes & 4 Coot.     Trevor and Sue Clayson

Red Crested Pochard (Sue Clayson)

Red Crested Pochard (Sue Clayson)

CWP 28 – 5 Mute Swans, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Coot & 2 Moorhen.     Trevor and Sue Clayson

CWP 35 – 30 Tufted Duck, 11 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 16 Coot & a Black-headed Gull.     Trevor and Sue Clayson

Kent End – 250+ Lapwing, 3 Mute Swans, a Cormorant, a Great Crested Grebe, 29 Pochard, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, 6 Wigeon, 32 Coot & a Moorhen.     Trevor and Sue Clayson

Blakehill:   4 or 5 Short Eared Owl  from 3.15pm, 3 Stonechat,  2 Raven   Nigel Pleass

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