26 March 2017

Blakehill: 16 Snipe, at least 26 Meadow Pipits, 3 singing Reed Buntings, 3 Linnets, 3 singing Chiffchaffs, Red Kite, Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock  Robin Griffiths

Cleveland Lakes:   3 Little Egret, 22 Greylag Geese, 45 Shoveler, 34 Teal, 37 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 160 Tufted Duck, 26 Pochard, pair Red Crested Pochard, 18 Goldeneye, 2 Red Kite, 3 Oystercatcher, Redshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, Water Rail, 3 Green Woodpecker, 14 singing Cettis Warbler,  23 singing Chiffchaff, 14 Long Tailed Tit, 28 Fieldfare and 3 Siskin  Nigel Pleass

CWP 74 – 13 Cormorants, 2 Mute Swans, 2 Great Crested Grebes, a Little Grebe, 40+ Wigeon, 60+ Tufted Duck, 4 Goldeneye (3 males), 4 Gadwall, 6+ Shoveler, a few Mallard, a Grey Heron, a Lapwing, 8 Coot, 10+ Black-headed Gulls, 4 Buzzards, a Green Woodpecker & 3 Treecreepers in the hedgerow in the lane.   Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 15 – a Grey Heron, 4 Cormorants, 3 Greylag Geese, 2 Mallard, 2 Canada Geese & a few Black-headed Gulls.   Trevor & Sue Clayson

New Workings in Wickwater Lane – 100+ Black-headed Gulls, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Buzzards & a Kestrel.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

Kent End – a Mute Swan, 2 Cormorants, 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Little Grebes, 4 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 27 Wigeon, a Red-crested Pochard, 29 Coot, a Moorhen, 11 Black-headed Gulls, a Buzzard, 2 Pied Wagtails & 7 Stock Doves.   Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 68A/B – a Kingfisher, a Green Sandpiper, 2 Mute Swans, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Cormorants, 37 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 3 Coot, 86 Black-headed Gulls, a few Herring & Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Reed Bunting & 5 Grey Herons on nests in the heronry.   Trevor & Sue Clayson

Fritillary, North Meadow

Snakeshead Fritillary (Sue Clayson)

An Oystercatcher, 23 Greylag Geese, 72 Canada Geese in the field by the Reed Hide. From the Reed Hide – 2 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Mallard & 6 Coot (1 nest).   Trevor & Sue Clayson

Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock & Comma Butterflies seen throughout the Water Park.   Trevor & Sue Clayson

The first of the Snakeshead Fritillaries are in flower in North Meadow and other spring flowers seen included Marsh Marigolds, Celandines & Coltsfoot.    Trevor & Sue Clayson

A Red Kite circling over the turning circle in Cricklade.  Trevor & Sue Clayson

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