1 January 2016

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.

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