13 May 2016

CWP 74 (Twitcher’s Gate): (Max Counts) 3 Black Tern, 4 Arctic Tern, 34+ Common Tern,   2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Turnstone, Dunlin and Ringed/LRP a few visible occasionally, 3 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing.  2 Hobby (5 reported by others), Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 7 Gadwall, 2 Shelduck, 2 male Shoveler.  2 Red-crested Pochard, Redshank, Nightingale, Greylag Goose, Cetti’s Warbler, Little Egret, Grey Heron.  8 Cormorants, 5 Great Crested Grebes (one with crayfish), 2 Mute Swans, 3 Greylag Geese + 5 goslings, Little Egret, a Whimbrel, 30+ Tufted Duck, 10 Mallard, 4 Wigeon, a Green Woodpecker, a Jay, 2 Cuckoos, 10+ Coot, 20+ Black-headed Gulls, , Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows,  Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroats & a Blackcap.     In the hedgerows and shrubby areas, Nightingale, 3 Garden Warblers, Cetti’s Warbler.    Nigel Sluman.  John Grearson.   Trevor & Sue Clayson.  Steve Davies

CWP 16:   4+ Common Terns, 4 Tufted Duck, 10+ Mallard, Coots, Black-headed Gulls, 8+ Swifts, a few Swallows & Sand Martins.    Trevor & Sue Clayson.

CWP 12 – a Mute Swan, a Canada Goose, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 6 Coots, 6 Mallards, Black-headed Gulls, 4 Swifts & Sand Martins.    Trevor & Sue Clayson.

CWP 15 – 3 Pied Wagtails, 4 Mallard & 10+ Black-headed Gulls around the cafe.    Trevor & Sue Clayson.

CWP 95 – 4 Buzzards & 2 Swifts.    Trevor & Sue Clayson.

Kent End – a Little Egret, a Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebes, a Red-crested Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard & 10 Coot.    Trevor & Sue Clayson.

CWP 68A/B – a Lapwing, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Buzzard, 2 Hobbies, 4 Mute Swans (a pair on nest at each end), 4 Little Egrets, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Common Terns, a Sparrowhawk, 5 Grey Herons, 8 Coots, 3 Blackcaps & a Garden Warbler near the 68C screen.    Trevor & Sue Clayson.

Reed Hide – 2 Mute Swans, 6 Coots (2 nests), 2 Mallard, a Moorhen & a Great Crested Grebe, and 6 Little Egrets, 3 Greylag & 17 Canada Geese in the field behind.    Trevor & Sue Clayson.

9 Little Egrets in the fields beside the Thames leading to North Meadow.      Trevor & Sue Clayson.

Butterflies seen included Orange Tip, Brimstone & Red Admiral.    Trevor & Sue Clayson.

Waterhay – The car park is completely under water at present.  It will probably take a day to clear. 

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