1 May 2016

CWP 74:    this evening a Wood Sandpiper mobile and viewable from Twitchers gate at times.  Also 1 Green Sandpiper, Pair Wigeon, 1 Yellow Wagtail. Kim Milsom  

CWP 68c:   Male pied flycatcher near stile/gate to new screen.  Nightingale singing from Thames Path corner near the old hide.    In the evening the Pied Flycatcher was still present along permissive footpath about 50 yards east of stile to the viewing screen.  Maureen Millar.   Ken Cypher.   Kathryn Harris.  Kim Milsom

Cleveland Lakes Nature Reserve: Highlights this evening, 2 Shelduck, 4 Pochard, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 adult Great Black-backed Gull,  5 Common Tern, 2 Cuckoos, 70+ Swift and 1 Yellow Wagtail – Martin Adlam, Frank Gardner, Mick & Sarah Smart

CWP 43/65:     2 reports of a bittern flying over and dropping in.    Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Nightingale, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Common Whitethroat and 3 or 4 Garden Warbler.  Andy Lodge (per Twitter).  Andrew Whittaker

CWP 305 – A Little Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatchers, a rather surprising female Goosander, a Grey Heron, a Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 11 Shelduck, 13 Tufted Duck, 40 Mallard, 2 Canada Geese, 15 Coot (1 nest), 25 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 20 Herring Gulls, 24 Black-headed Gulls, 20+ Sand Martins, a Pied Wagtail, in the hedgerows Blackcaps & Whitethroats, & 6 Roe Deer.     Trevor & Sue Clayson

In the field to the west of Latton Basin 25 Mute Swans & 2 Greylag Geese.     Trevor & Sue Clayson

Along the canal from Latton to the Spine Road – 6+ Long-tailed Tits (1 carrying food – a large caterpillar), a Green Woodpecker, a Moorhen, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff & Sedge Warblers.   Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 97 – 3 Mute Swans, a Great Crested Grebe, 8 Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 3 Coot, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2 Black-headed Gulls, 4 Goldfinch & 2 Sedge Warblers.     Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 6 – 3 Great Crested Grebes, a Cormorant, a male Red-crested Pochard, 10 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 3 Mallard, 19 Coot (4 nests & a pair with 2 chicks) & a Reed Bunting.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

3 Swifts over CWP 86.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

At Cricklade there were 2 Grey & 3 Pied Wagtails.     Trevor & Sue Clayson

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