5 April 2015

Shorncote – CWP 87:  Avocet swimming at 10.55 am.  Also at Shorncote this morning – male Red Crested Pochard, 15 Teal, pair Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 7 Snipe, 15 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, 2 calling Water Rails, 4 Little Egrets, fem Sparrowhawk, 7 Buzzards, Green Woodpecker, 5 Skylarks, 20 Meadow Pipits, 10 Linnets, 7 singing Cetti’s Warbler, 2 singing Chiffchaffs, 15 + Reed Buntings.  Swallow and 2 Sand Martins.   Jon Mercer.

Avocet on CWP 74 scrape viewed from Twitchers Gate at 16.10. Also 8 Snipe flew over, 6 Shelduck, 2 Pintail (1 male) and 10 Shoveler.  Jon Mercer.   Robin Griffiths

Eysey:  2 Oystercatcher and a Little Ringed Plover   Jon Mercer

Walk from Lower Mill Estate, Swillbrook Lakes, Clattinger farm and Minety Lane:    Greylag Goose  8,  Canada Goose  4,  Mute Swan  18,  Mallard  10,  Red-crested Pochard  7 (2 males on Lower Moor Farm and 5 males CWP 63),  Tufted Duck  60,  Great Crested Grebe  8, Cormorant  2,  Grey Heron  2,  Moorhen  4,  Coot  20,  Black-headed Gull  50,  Herring Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Long-tailed Tit  8, Cetti’s Warbler  2,  Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff  8, Blackcap 3 singing males,  Blackbird  4,  Song Thrush  4,  Dunnock  10, Grey Wagtail,  White/Pied Wagtail  2,  Reed Bunting  2,  Chaffinch  4,  Greenfinch  6,  Goldfinch  12.  John Lewis

Cricklade: 2 Swallows      Robin Griffiths

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