19 January 2016

CWP 82:  Great Northern Diver.  20 snipe and jack snipe. 140 Lapwing.  10s of thousands Starlings over to NE, Barn Owl Malcolm Royal.   Robin Griffiths.   John Grearson. Ken Cypher

Waterhay car park is still partly flooded, room for a few cars only and wellies essential.  The road is also icy on the corner.  Access best along Thames Path from Ashton Keynes.

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Shorncote:   40 Teal, 8 Gadwall, 7 Little Egrets, 4-5 Water Rail calling, 80+ Lapwing, Peregrine over, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 40 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Stonechats (2m, 1f ) 2 Grey Wagtails, 20 Pied Wagtails, 35 Reed Buntings, 20 Linnets, fem Bullfinch, 10-12 Chiffchaffs, 1-2 Siberian/Scandinavian Chiffchaffs, 4 Cetti’s Warblers.   Jon Mercer

CWP 56:    4m Goosander    Jon Mercer

CWP 44:  39 Red Crested Pochard.     Jon Mercer

CWP 32:  16 Goosander and Raven.  John Edwards

CWP 6:  At least 9 Red-crested Pochard close into and somewhat obscured by the reeds, may have been more but nice to see there. Canal by Gateway centre – Chiffchaff.    John Grearson.  Huw Jones.

Blakehill: 6 Common Snipe, 12 Bullfinches, c75 each of Redwings & Fieldfares, Green Woodpecker, Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl, Peregrine, Stonechat, Brown Hare.  At dusk – Female Merlin on post in old runway triangle.    Robin Griffiths.  John Edwards

Buzzard (Ken Cypher)

Buzzard (Ken Cypher)

CWP 305: 7 Shelduck, 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 20 Tufted Duck, 230 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 29 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Pheasant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Ken Cypher

Wildmoorway lane (Gateway centre to S Cerney past CWP 7, 5b):   1 Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted woodpecker, 1 Green woodpecker, 5 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, 1 flock Long-tailed tit.  Huw Jones.

River Churn between CWP 5b and 12: Stoat on the river bank    Huw Jones

CWP 13 N shore  (CWP 13 is only visible from footpath):   2 Redpoll & 3 Siskin, 4 Bullfinch,1 flock Long-tailed tit   Huw Jones.

Disused railway line past S Cerney:  Treecreeper, 2 flocks Long-tailed tit, 2 Coal tit, Goldcrest, 5 Redwing   Huw Jones

Canal S Cerney to Siddington:   Treecreeper, Green woodpecker, Little egret, Grey heron, 3 Reed bunting, 50 Redwing, 3 flocks Long-tailed tit,   Huw Jones

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