6 April 2017


Blackcap (Jon Mercer)

Shorncote – 4 Little Egrets, pair Shoveler, pair Teal, 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 15 Lapwings, 3 Meadow Pipits, singing Skylark, 2 Sand Martins, 1 Whitethroat seen singing ( my earliest ever), 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcaps, 8 Cetti’s Warbler seen/heard, 5 Linnets, 8 Goldfinches, 6 Reed Buntings, albino Magpie, fem Wheatear.  Jon Mercer

CWP 43:  1 singing Sedge Warbler, plus Blackcaps, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Cetti’s Warbler.   Jon Mercer

CWP 132: Yellowhammer, 2 Curlew, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Shelduck, 2 Teal, Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 30+ Mute Swan, 20+ Greylag Geese, 20+ Canada Geese, a few Lapwing, hundreds of Sand Martins plus several Orange Tip butterflies.  Richard Vernon

Blakehill: Swallow, 2 Ravens, 12 Meadow Pipits, 7 Linnets, 2 Red-legged Partridge, Willow Warbler, Green Woodpecker, pair Reed Buntings, Hare.   Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Peacock, Comma.   Robin Griffiths

Yellow hammer singing from hedge on road from Cirencester to Keynes Park. Orange tip butterfly spotted by Jennys cafe (Fridays Ham Lane).     Joff Elphick

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