22 July 2016

CWP 74:    On the scrapes – 24 Curlew with many lapwing.   Also around Cleveland Lakes, several Clouded Yellow butterflies and Red Admiral together with Brown Hawker dragonflies, Emperors and Black tailed Skimmer.    Ben Welbourn.   Mark Shields.

Lower Moor farm :    Redstart 1, Whinchat 1.    Keith Perkins

Blakehill: Whitethroat (2), Redstart (f), Red Kite over main drive. Thousands of butterflies, mainly Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown & Marbled White plus plenty of Skippers, a few other Whites, a pair of Ringlets and a single Red Admiral & Small Tortoiseshell.     Richard Vernon

CWP 132: 2 Dunlin, 6 Little Ringed Plovers (one, a possible Ringed Plover), 3 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper, 20 Lapwings, 2 Common Terns, Little Egret, 2 Grey Herons, 3 Pochard, 6 Red-crested Pochard, Little Grebe, 24 Swans, lots of Coots, Mallards and Greylag Geese.   Steve Davies

Waterhay:    Cetti’s Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Roe Deer and a lovely shoal of Roach in the Thames adjacent to the gate.       Shane & Geoff Faulkner

CWP 68a/b: 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Terns, Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great spotted Woodpecker, good numbers of Sand Martin, 2 Stock dove. Tufted Duck, mallard moorhen, Great crested grebe & Coot all with young. 2 Little Egret and a juv Grey Heron.    Shane & Geoff Faulkner

CWP 72: 2 Greylag Geese, Little Egret, juv Grey Heron, & Common Tern. Also, a family of Wren & Long-tailed Tit, Blackcap and good numbers of Whitethroat and Bullfinches.   Shane & Geoff Faulkner

Please Note:     CWP 68a/b:   Blue-green Algae present on the lakes with some fish deaths.  It is recommended that visitors don’t linger too long near any resulting scum as it can make some people a  bit queasy.      Ben Welbourn.

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