12 April 2016

Cleveland Lakes today – 5 x Black-tailed godwit, 9 x Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher, Sparrowhawk, 2 x Swallow, and 8 Canada goose.  Peacock and Brimstone butterflies nearby.   6 Goldeneye, 48 Tufted duck, Coots with chicks, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 16 Blackcap, 11 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Roe deer, Fresh Otter spraint.      Mark Shields.   Richard Vernon.   Ken Cypher.   Malcolm Royal.  Dave Kilbey.

During a Heronry count:  of interest around the CWP 74 scrape were 1 Reed Warbler and 3 Sedge warblers in song, 5 Black-tailed godwits and 4 Curlew.   Kim Milsom, Paul Attaway.

Cokes Pit – Egyptian goose x 2, Greylag x 2, Canada goose x 4    Mark Shields

Shorncote – Skylark, Gadwall x 4 and about 30 Tufted duck     Mark Shields

Blakehill: Male Redstart (east end), Yellow Wagtail over, Siskin over, 3 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, c30 Meadow Pipits, c20 Linnets     Robin Griffiths / John Durell

Chelworth Road:   1 Barn Owl   Dave Kilbey

North Meadow:  30 Little Egret, a pair of Red Crested Pochard. Nigel Pleass

Eysey: 3 Little Ringed Plover.   Malcolm Royal.


Horse Leech? (Dave Kilbey

Upper Waterhay area:  14 Little Egrets, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Curlew, 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing well, 6 Greylag geese, 4 Canada geese, 1 very large leech (on flooded footpath) possibly a Horse leech.      Dave Kilbey

CWP 82:   18 Swallows (bathing), 2 House martins, 8 Sand martins    Dave Kilbey

Ashton Keynes garden:  6 Buzzards over, 2 Swallows, Blackbird and Robin feeding young.  Maureen Millar

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