2 May 2017

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Hobby (Bob Winckle)

CWP 43:  8 Hobby high in the sky with gulls.  3 still feeding on flies at 3pm. Male cuckoo calling and female cuckoo coming out of bushes at same time.   2 male nightingales singing and two presumed females flying between bushes at the same time. 5 garden warbler, 1 cetti’s warbler, green woodpecker and a grasshopper warbler heard/   Dave Soons.   Bob Winckle.   Sian Defferary

CWP 57:  2 Black Tern. Dave Soons

CWP 125: 2 adult Black Tern early afternoon. Still present at 7pn. John Durell.  Duncan Dine

Neigh Bridge:  Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Pied Wagtail, 7 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler,  5 Blackcap, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Swallow, 5 Garden Warber, 2 Raven, 2 Little Egret,   Buzzard, Grey Heron.     Mark Grieve.

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Small Copper (John Grearson)

Upper Waterhay:    Snake’s-head Fritillaries are now just about finished for the spring.  Today I found a very fresh Small Copper. Several Blackcaps and Garden Warblers in full song.   John Grearson

Thames Path, Castle Eaton: Cuckoo showing well, 2 Common Terns, 4 Sedge Warblers, 4 Reed Buntings, 2 Whitethroats, Blackcap, Bullfinch, a few Linnets, pair of Wigeon, pair of Red-crested Pochard, 2 pairs of Tufted Ducks, Mallard with 12 ducklings, 25-30 Sand and House Martins.  Steve Davies

Thames Path, Kempsford: Distant Cuckoo, 8 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 2 Reed Buntings, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Greenfinches and Linnets, 2 Stock Doves, Grey Heron and a Hare.  Steve Davies

Below are some fabulous photos submitted by Dave Soons and taken at CWP 43.

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