3 May 2016

A breeding bird survey of the CWP 74 Scrape & Reedbed this morning resulted in:  1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 11 Whimbrel, 6 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Shoveler, 1 Shelduck, 11 Gadwall, 5 pairs of Canada Geese (one brood), 1 brood of Greylag Geese, 21 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Mute Swans, 3 Moorhens, Pair Great Crested Grebe, 16 Reed Buntings, 2 Green Woodpeckers. Warblers in song; 3 Whitethroats, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcaps, 3 Cetti’s , 17 Reed Warblers, 1 Garden Warblers and 21 Sedge Warblers.     Kim Milsom

CWP 130/132: 10 Dunlin, Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwings, Little Egret, 8 Shelducks, 100 Black-headed Gulls, 18 Mute Swans. 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Sedge Warblers, 3 Reed Buntings, 3 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps, Sparrowhawk. Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstones, Small Whites and Orange-tips.    Steve Davies

Waterhay/CWP 68c: Nightingale singing near old hide.    2 Common tern.  Wheatear, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler 2, several Whitethroat, Blackcap, Reed Bunting, Goldfinch, Chiffchaff, Cetti’s Warbler (heard), Orange-Tip & Peacock Butterflies. Richard Vernon.  Philip Smith

Meysey Hampton: 1 Cuckoo heard calling at 8:30 pm – first heard here for at least 10 yrs.  John Hall

CWP 6 – 2 Common Terns, 6 Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 16 Coot (including 2 chicks), a Blackcap & a Green Woodpecker.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 74 – a Common Sandpiper, a Redshank, 2 (possibly 3) Greenshank, 2 Lapwing, 5 Cormorants, 2 Common Terns, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Mute Swans, 2 Shelduck, 60 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, a male Wigeon, 10+ Coot, 2 Sedge Warblers, 2 Whitethroats, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Chiffchaff & a Blackcap all around mid-day from Twitchers then 2 Hobbys hunting over the scrape seen from the hide between 15:45 & 16:00.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 95 – 30+ Sand Martins, a Lapwing & 2 Buzzards.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

Kent End – 15 Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swans, 4 Great Crested Grebes, a Little Grebe, 13 Coot, a Moorhen, 85 Black-headed Gulls, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Reed Bunting & a White Wagtail.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

A Hobby flew from over the old Cleveland Farm works towards CWP 82 scattering 40+ Sand Martins. Also a Chiffchaff, 4 Goldfinch & 4+ Long-tailed Tits along the footpath towards Waterhay.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 68D – 2 Whitethroats, a Chiffchaff & 3 Sedge Warblers, and 5 Mute Swans in the field alongside the Thames Path.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 68C – A Nightingale singing in trees near the entrance to the old hide. 3 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers & a Cetti’s Warbler around the new screen.     Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 68A/B – 9 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Mallards, 3 Mute Swans (1 nest) & 22 Coot (1 nest). In the hedgerow along the path were Blackcaps, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff & Willow Warblers.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

In the field at the back of the Reed Hide were 3 Little Egrets, 36 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag Geese & a Green Woodpecker.     Trevor & Sue Clayson

From the Reed Hide – 6 Swifts, a Mute Swan, 2 Mallards & 5 Coot. Then just over the footbridge heading towards Cricklade – 2 Shelduck & 11 Canada Geese in the field to the east.   Trevor & Sue Clayson

Whelford Pools:  Birds included:     Chiffchaff 1, Cuckoo 1, Gadwall 4, Goldfinch 4, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Greylag Goose 2, Lapwing 2, Little Grebe 2,
Mute Swan 2, Reed Bunting 1, Ringed Plover 1, Song Thrush 1, Tufted Duck 6, Willow Warbler 2, Wren 4, Common/Arctic Tern 2, Cormorant 23, Goldcrest 2, Great Crested Grebe 6, long -tailed Tit 2, Oystercatcher 2, Red-crested Pochard 6, Reed Warbler 2, Swallow 2, Whitethroat 6,    Bob Markham

Evening sightings

CWP 95: 1 Cuckoo and a Nightingale singing behind Twitchers Gate at 8:50pm. Martin Adlam

Clevelands Lake Nature Reserve: On and over the scrape 3 Little Egret, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Hobby (8:40pm), 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing, 1 Curlew (8:30pm), 9 Whimbrel (8:50pm), 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Common Tern, 1 Cuckoo and 2 Swift. Martin Adlam

From Twitchers Gate: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Yellow Wagtail over. Martin Adlam

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