7 May 2015

CWP 74, Twitchers:   4 Hobby and Dunlin.  3 Sanderling watched briefly but flew off west.  2 Whimbrel over calling. 2 Little Ringed Plover in flight. 3 Hobbies hawking over scrape. 150+ Swifts.  Cuckoo calling.   Nigel Pleass.   Jon Mercer. Laurie Pierce

Five Whimbrel at Waterhay.    Also seen, 2 male Bullfinches, plenty of Swallows, a Housemartin and a Swift    Nigel Pleass.   Richard Williams.  Jon Mercer

Path from Waterhay car park to Cleveland Lake:   Regular singing by Chiffchaff,
Willow warbler (more profuse here than elsewhere on the Water Park), Garden warbler, Blackcap, Cetti’s warbler, Whitethroat, Sedge warbler,  Song Thrush  Graham Powell

CWP  57 – 2 Hobbies. 8 Common Terns.   Jon Mercer

CWP 42 – Hobby.   Jon Mercer

CWP 43: 10  hobbies, 2 nightingales, 50 swift, 10 common tern, 3 garden warblers , Plentiful reed warblers , 3 Cetti’s warblers, Whitethroat, Lesser whitethroat, Cuckoo,  Graham Powell

Circular walk from Neighbridge specifically the Thames Path featuring Lakes 44, 57, 65, 42, 41, 42, 38, 35,37, and Lake 43 & scrubland:   20+ Hobby, 3 Nightingale, Common Tern 80+, 2 probable Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 1+ Cuckoo, Nuthatch 2, Blackcap 12, Lesser Whitethroat 3, Reed Warbler 2, Willow Warbler 2, Whitethroat 5, Cetti’s Warbler 5, Chiffchaff 8,  Garden Warbler 5, Sedge Warbler 6, Goldcrest 7, Dunnock 3,  Green Woodpecker 1, Kestrel 1, Song Thrush 1, Mistle Thrush 1, Wren 7, Long-tailed Tit 2, Goldfinch 2, Great Crested Grebe 10+, Black-headed Gull 30+, Herring Gull 3, Mute Swan 12,  Reed Bunting 2, Robin 8, Sand Martin 6, Swift 20,   After two days of wind and rain the fly feeders were really going for it and they were thick over 43/65 especially and across 57. I’ve never seen so many hobbies before at one time.  Bob Markham

Blakehill:   5 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 2 Cuckoos,  4 Wheatear. 2 Whinchat, Redstart,  Lesser Whitethroat, Red Kite and Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming  Robin Griffiths / Jane Deacon.

Red Kite circling quite low near Cricklade town centre about 2pm. Laurie Pierce

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