A healthy crop of sightings for the New Year including Siberian Chiffchaff, Med Gull and fly over Hawfinch. Note the Aythya (Pochard) Hybrid at CWP 82 in case it catches anyone out.
Siberian Chiffchaff in ditch as you leave the South Cerney playing fields towards Shorncote. Viewable from the footpath bridge over the ditch (this is the same area from which the little owl could be viewed previously). Also 2 Hawfinch flew over heading east and a Grey Wagtail in the car park, Kim Milsom. Ian Searle.
Shorncote – Tufted Duck 26, Mallard 14, Wigeon, Mute Swan 7, Canada Goose 31, Greylag Goose 22, Little Egret 5, Water Rail 5+, Cetti’s Warbler 5 (4m), Chiffchaff 6+ Ian Searle
CWP111: 4 Goldeneye, 1 male Goosander. John Durell
CWP111b: 2 Kingfishers, 1 Goldeneye, pair Red-crested Pochard. John Durell
CWP 130a: 45 Tufted Ducks, Coot, Greylag Goose, 15 Linnets, Buzzard, Fox with freshly killed Rabbit. Steve Davies
CWP 132: 10 Teal, Little Grebe, a few Mallards. Steve Davies
Kempsford Sewage Works: Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, 3 Meadow Pipits, 2 Mistle Thrushes, Fieldfares and Redwings. Steve Davies
Kempsford floods: 5 Grey Herons, 20 Lapwings, 63 Mute Swans, 2 Egyptian Geese, 80 Canada Geese, 3 Common Gulls, 300 Black-headed Gulls, 30 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Steve Davies
Castle Eaton floods: 2 Egyptian Geese, 36 Pied Wagtails, 50 Stock Doves, 2 Yellowhammers. Steve Davies
CWP 305 (Eysey): Peregrine on mound early evening. Pheasant, Mute Swan, Black Headed Gull, Great Tit, Mallard, Wigeon, Heron, Magpie, Shoveler, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Teal Wilf Lewis. Nigel Pleass.
Latton: Rook, Long-tailed Tit Wilf Lewis
CWP 301: Coot, Cormorant Wilf Lewis
CWP 81: Canada Goose, Lapwing Wilf Lewis
CWP 82: Aythya Hybrid (Pochard/Ferruginous). Wren, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Red-crested Pochard Wilf Lewis. Nigel Pleass.
CWP 74: Gadwall, Goldeneye, Bullfinch Wilf Lewis
Lower Moor Farm: Lesser Redpoll. Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Greenfinch, Treecreeper. Reed Bunting, Bullfinch, Long tailed Tit. Robin, Blackbird, Magpie, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Wren, Cormorant, Mallard, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Dunnock, Buzzard. Wilf Lewis. Mike and Jean Ford.
CWP29: 2 winter plumaged Mediterranean Gull. Cormorant 44, Mute Swan 12, Great Crested Grebe 4, Little Grebe 3, Canada Goose 15, Goosander 2 (pair flew over S), Tufted Duck 118, Wigeon 17, Pochard 13 (10m), Goldeneye 4 flew over N (3m, f), Mallard 29, Teal 4, Gadwall 2, Coot 13, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Raven 2. Ian Searle.
CWP28a – Tufted Duck 11, Mallard 3 with Tufted Duck 8, Mallard 68, Red Crested Pochard 7, Coot 2 on CWP 28 Ian Searle.
CWP30 – Tufted Duck 28, Mallard 2, Red Crested Pochard 3, Pochard 6 (4m), Coot 4, Canada Goose 10, Great Crested Grebe 4 Ian Searle
CWP37 – Tufted Duck 15, Great Crested Grebe, Coot plus 56 Lapwing flew over SE Ian Searle
CWP 42 – Tufted Duck 1, Mallard 5, Great Crested Grebe 2 Ian Searle
CWP 43 – Tufted Duck 12, Mallard 8, Gadwall, Coot 24, Grey Wagtail Ian Searle
CWP64 – Tufted Duck 9, Mallard 3, Gadwall, Shoveler 2, Mute Swan Ian Searle
CWP75 – Mallard 8, Goldeneye (m), Pochard (f), Great Crested Grebe Ian Searle
CWP17 – Tufted Duck 35, Mallard 13, Pochard 28 (21m) Ian Searle
Kent End (CWP200) – Tufted Duck 17, Mallard 21, Pochard 21 (10m), Little Grebe 2, Coot 28 Ian Searle
Harnhill – Peregrine on ground in open field, with a covey of 10 Grey Partridge in adjacent crop. Nigel Pleass
Waterhay: Barn Owl at dawn by bridge. (Per Nigel Pleass)
Ashton Keynes: Garden Sighting. Blackcap male, Coal Tit, Reed Bunting 4, Long-tailed Tit 10, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Blackbird, Starling, Collared Dove, Woodpigeon. Also a Grey Wagtail at the church. John Grearson. Ian Searle.
Swillbrook: Goosander, Redwing, 6 long-tailed tits, drumming great spotted woodpecker. Graham Powell.
Cleveland Lakes Area bird count: Greylag Geese 90, Canada Geese 87, Mute Swan 79, Black Swan, Grey Heron 4, Gadwall 183, Pintail 39 (25 drake 14 duck), Shoveler 123, Wigeon 1290, Teal 560, Pochard 94, Red Crested Pochard 16, Tufted Duck 6, Goldeneye 35, Goosander 2, Little Egret 19, Sparrowhawk 3, Red Kite, Green Sandpiper 3, Lapwing 120, Curlew, Jack Snipe, Snipe 11, Woodcock 2, Water Rail 3, Cettis Warbler 8, Chiffchaff Nigel Pleass. Graham Powell.