10th January 2016

CWP 32: 55 Coot, 11 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, whilst outside the Millennium Building 4 Robin, 4 Bullfinch, 8 Long-tailed Tit, Wren. Ben Welbourn

A reminder that Keynes Country Park is accessible only to pedestrians at present.

CWP 79: 280+ Lapwing, flushed. Ben Welbourn

Lower Moor Farm WWT Reserve: late afternoon 1 Treecreeper, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, 3 Dunnock, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Robin, 1 Kestrel. Peter Wright.

CWP44: 3 Goosander, 75+ Red-crested Pochard. Peter Wright.

Ashton Keynes: 1 Kestrel. Peter Wright.

A just received report for the 8th January, Lower Moor Farm WWT Reserve: afternoon in the middle hide; a pair of teal, a male goosander, 2 grey herons, 2 kingfishers, several cormorants, moorhen and mallards,  2 blackbird, a wren, two male bullfinches, two territorial robins, a gold crest, blue tits, great tits plus 2 water rail heard. Rosie Mack

Also seen on the 8th January, by the Wiltshire Ornithological Society-led guided walk around various sites in the CWP, despite the foggy conditions, were Mute Swan, Wigeon (heard only!), Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Pochard, red Crested Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cormorant, Buzzard, Moorhen, Coot, Snipe, Black Headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Kingfisher, Magpie, Jay, Rook, Crow, Raven (heard), Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Chiffchaff (we looked for Siberian but one paler bird was not sufficiently conclusive), Goldcrest, Wren, Treecreeper, Starling, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch (really good numbers just across from the Neigh Bridge car park), Reed Bunting (47 species). Thanks to Richard Williams for reporting this.

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