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This site publishes sightings from the Cotswold Water Park, irrespective of county boundaries or rarity.  Each entry shows maximum numbers reported during the day.  Records are forwarded to the CWPT Database and then on to Local Record Centres. All sightings welcomed, as they add to our collective knowledge of the area’s wildlife.

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11 Dec 2019

Great White Egret over Pit 74 by John Grearson.

Pit 74 – Twitcher’s Gate – Great White Egret flew in towards the scrape from Pit 95, 1 Little Egret, 2 Goldeneyes, 70 Lapwings flew E, 3 Common Gulls, 9 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Roe Deer – John Grearson.

A419/ Spine Road junction – Barn Owl perched on a roadside post early morning – Malcolm Royal.

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9 Dec 2019

Pit 74 – Twitcher’s Gate – Great White Egret flying from Lake 74 N to Pit 95.  At 1510 a female Marsh Harrier quartered over the scrape for about 5 minutes.  Chiffchaff 2, Goldeneye 5, Cormorant 7, Pintail 7.  Large numbers of Wigeon, Gadwall, Shoveler and Teal but very few Coot – John Grearson.

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7 Dec 2019

Pit 125 – juv Scaup with the Pochard / Tufted Duck flock, also a drake Pochard with a blue nasal tag – Ian Ralphs.

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5 Dec 2019

Cleveland Lakes – A day-flying Barn Owl by pit 59 at 9.35am, flew towards pits 68a/b – Maureen Millar.

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4 Dec 2019

drake Wigeon at Pit 74 by John Grearson.

Pit 74 – Twitcher’s Gate – 2 Great White Egrets, 2 Little Egrets, 6 Goldeneye, 6 Pintail, good numbers of Shoveler, Wigeon, Gadwall and Teal, Water Rail heard,  1, possibly 2, Marsh Harriers, 2 Kingfishers, , Jay, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs – John Grearson.

Waterhay, 2 Green Sandpipers, Snipe, small party of Lapwings, 7 Grey Herons – Andy Rumming.

Kempsford sewage works – 5+ Chiffchaffs – Duncan Dine.

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3 Dec 2019

Shorncote – Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 4 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 12 Gadwall, 20 Greylags, 2 Water Rails, 4 Moorhens, Kestrel, Tawny Owl, 20 Fieldfares, 10 Redwings, Goldcrest, 10 Long-tailed Tits, 150 Linnets, 4 Ravens. Also murmuration of several thousand Starlings arriving in the reedbed to roost – Graham Powell.

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2 Dec 2019

Kestrel at Shorncote by Russell Discombe.

Shorncote – 6 Little Egrets, 7 Grey Herons, Kestrel, 2 Kingfisher, 3-4000 Starlings at dusk – Russell Discombe.

Cricklade – m Blackcap again in the garden – Robin Griffiths.

Pit 111 – m Goosander, 2m Goldeneyes – John Durell.

Ashton Keynes – first returning Reed Bunting at garden feeder – John Grearson.

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1 Dec 2019

Water Eaton – 5 Egyptian Geese, 2 Red Kites, 2 Stonechats,c500 Redwings, c250 Fieldfares, 100 Linnets, 130 Yellowhammers – Nigel Pleass, Matt Prior.

Blakehill –  Peregrine present mid-afternoon, 30 Meadow Pipits, 3-400 Starlings flying north at dusk – Simon Gathercole.

 

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