12 May 2018

Eysey: Sanderling with the Dunlin and Ringed Plovers.  John Durell

CWP 74: Great Egret in flight; Nightingale singing and Whitethroat displaying.   John Durell

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11 May 2018

Cleveland Lakes; Cuckoo, 2 Nightingales, Barn Owl, Great White Egret, Whimbrel, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 6+ Common Tern, Pintail, 2 Wigeon, 4 Shelduck and Little Grebe. Warblers in song; 19 Garden, 20 Reed, 3 Sedge, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Willow, 4 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 3 Cetti’s also 9 Reed Buntings.  Kim Milsom
 

Cricklade:  Hobby this evening hunting over high street.   Robin Griffiths

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10 May 2018

Cleveland Lakes: Hobby, 2 Cuckoos, Garden Warbler, 3 Common Terns, Little Egret (Waterhay carpark) plus many Brimstone and 1 Grizzled Skipper. Keith Williams

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9 May 2018

CWP 74:  Twitchers Gate.  5 Hobbies feeding over lake and scrapes.  Cuckoo heard.   Jon Mercer.  Graham Lawlor.

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8 May 2018

Cleveland Lakes: Bittern. Nightingale and Cuckoo calling. Rufous phase female Cuckoo. Warren Hanratty. Jon Mercer.

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7 May 2018

CWP 132: 2 Dunlin, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatchers, Lapwing, 4 Common Terns, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtails, dozens of Sand Martins, 11 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Shelducks, distant Cuckoo, Buzzard. Green-veined Whites, Brimstones, Holly Blue, Orange-tips and Speckled Wood butterflies.  Steve Davies

Cleveland Lakes:  Bittern, 2 Nightingale, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Great Crested Grebe nests with birds on and partners swimming, 1 grey heron, 1 coot, 1 Mute swan, 4 Canada geese flying overhead and 1 Egret next to Waterhay car park. Plenty of Orange Tip, Green veined White, and Speckled Wood butterflies.   Samantha Fryer.   Bob Philpott

CWP 74 – a Cuckoo calling, 2 Whitethroats, a Nightingale, 3 Hobbies (also seen over CWP95), 2 Buzzards, a Common Sandpiper, 5 Cormorants, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 60+ Tufted Duck, 24 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, a Red-crested Pochard, 2 Coot, 11 Black-headed Gulls & 5 Swallows. Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP68A/B – a Nightingale, 2 Common Terns, 3 Little Egrets, 2 Grey Herons, 2 Lapwing, 3 Mute Swans, 22 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Tufted Duck, a Red-crested Pochard, a Mallard, a Gadwall, 5 Coot & a Cuckoo calling.  Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP 95 – a Cuckoo seen & heard, a Grey Heron & a Green Woodpecker. Trevor & Sue Clayson

Kent End (CWP200) – a pair of Mute Swans (on nest), 2 Great Crested Grebes, 14 Tufted Duck, 14 Mallard, 13 Coot (including a pair with 4 chicks), a Moorhen and a few House Martins & Swallows.  Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP82 – a Common Tern, 2 Mute Swans, a Great Crested Grebe, a Gadwall & a Jay.   Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP83 – 4 Mute Swans, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 13 Red-crested Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 7 Coot & 3 Black-headed Gulls.  Trevor & Sue Clayson

CWP74A – 45+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls & 8 Black-headed Gulls. Trevor & Sue Clayson

Blakehill: Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Curlews.   Robin Griffiths

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6 May 2018

Eysey:  4 Ruff, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatchers, 6 Lapwing, a Little Egret, 5 Mute Swans, 6 Canada Geese, a Shelduck, 27 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 11 Black-headed Gulls, 80+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 150+ Herring Gulls, 14 Coot, 3 Pied Wagtails, a singing Skylark, a Red Kite, 2 Red-legged Partridge, a pair of Bullfinch & a Great Spotted Woodpecker.   Jon Mercer.  Sue and Trevor Clayson.

CWP301 (viewed from the bridge over A419) – a Common Tern, an Oystercatcher, 2 Greylag Geese, a Canada Goose, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Coot, 5 Black-headed Gulls & a Lesser Black-backed Gull.    Sue and Trevor Clayson.

CWP97 – 2 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Mallard, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2 Herring Gulls & 2 Coot.   Sue and Trevor Clayson.

CWP6 – a Little Egret by the canal, 2 Common Terns, 2 Mute Swans, a Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 4 Coot, a Mallard & a Cetti’s Warbler.   Sue and Trevor Clayson.

CWP8 – 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Mallard, 2 Mute Swans, 2 Coot & a Moorhen.   Sue and Trevor Clayson.

Ashton Keynes: Cuckoo over, calling loudly.  Red Kite.  Several Holly Blue butterflies in the garden.  Richard Vernon

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5 May 2018

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Linnet (Bob Philpott)

Cleveland Lakes:  Bittern, 3 Shelduck  Pintail, 19 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, Greenshank Oystercatcher, 2 Water Rail,  8 Common Tern, 4 Cuckoo, 4 Nightingale, 13 Reed Warbler, 8 Sedge, 6 Cettis Warbler, 10 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 23 Garden Warbler, 26 Blackcap, 16 Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler & 12 Reed Bunting.  Nigel Pleass

Lower Moor / Sandpool:   Orange Tip butterfly, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Peacock, Small White.  Stand out bird was a very obliging Linnet.   Bob Philpott

CWP 130: Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroats, Green Woodpecker, 4 Reed Buntings, 5 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Pied Wagtails, 4 Linnets, Skylark, Song Thrush, 2 Buzzards, 8 Lapwings. Bluebells, Cuckoo Pints, 10-15 Orange-tips and 4 or 5 Brimstones. Some Tadpoles still, in the deep puddles.  Steve Davies

CWP 132: 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 50 Sand Martins, Little Egret, 5 Common Terns, 4 Red-crested Pochard, Speckled Wood.  Steve Davies

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