16 April 2017

CWP 41:   Drake Scaup still.  Cuckoo.    Dave Soons.

CWP 44:   male Goosander   Dave Soons

Blakehill:  2m 1f Wheatear,  2 Swallow.  6 Wheatears, 3 Swallows, 3 Willow Warblers, 2 Curlews, 16 Linnets, 4 Bullfinches, 2 Mistle Thrushes, Hare.    Andrew Whittaker.   Robin Griffiths.

Ashton Keynes: Red Kite over   Mark Brooks


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14 April 2017

CWP 43:  Cuckoo, Sedge warblers, Blackcaps,  Chiffchaffs, Willow warblers, Cetti’s warblers, Garden warbler, Whitethroat, 5 Song thrushes, 50 sand martins, Green woodpecker, 2 grey herons, Reed bunting, , 3 oystercatchers.  Red fox.  Graham Powell.   Nigel Sluman

Lower Mill Estate:   Cuckoo heard near Thames.   Miranda Shirnia

CWP 74: Cuckoo, Garden Warbler, m Goldeneye, pr Red-crested Pochard, 3 Grey Heron, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Sand Martin    Nigel Sluman

CWP 68a\b\c: Several singing Cetti’s, Reed & Sedge Warblers from the reedbeds. Also lots of Willow Warbler here, 5 Reed Bunting, 2 Swallow & 2 Green Woodpecker.   Nigel Sluman

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13 April 2017

CWP 74:  Imm Little Gull early morning and still present in the afternoon.   2 Shelduck.    Jon Mercer.  Ken Cypher

CWP 43:  Garden Warbler, Whitethroat and Reed Warbler singing.    Jon Mercer

CWP 82:   Wheatear 1m 3f, Sedge Warbler 3m, Reed Bunting 2m 1f, Bullfinch 1p   Keith Perkins

Oaksey Cricket Club:   Lesser Whitethroat singing.     Roger Gillespie.

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12 April 2017

CWP 74:    2 Cranes on scrape from 15.00 to at least 16.15.   John Grearson.  Richard Vernon

CWP 68c:     Grasshopper Warbler reeling near the screen overlooking the reedbed at 8.30am.   Roger Gillespie

CWP 79:  Male Cuckoo.   J. Gregory

CWP 132: At least 5 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatchers, 7 Lapwings, 10 Shelducks, 5 Red-crested Pochards, 9 Tufted Ducks, 2 Pied Wagtails, Grey Heron, 11 Greylag Geese, 32 Mute Swans. Also, 2 Red Kites, 2 Blackcaps, 10 Sand Martins.  Steve Davies

CWP 111: 2 Oystercatchers flying around, 3 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Ducks, Blackcap, Bullfinch, Willow Warbler, 4 Reed Buntings and 2 Cetti’s Warblers, with a great view of one singing loudly out in the open just a few yards away. Coots and Swans on nests.  Steve Davies

CWP 126: Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Shoveler, Shelduck, 50 Tufted Ducks, 4 Great Crested Grebes, Goldcrest, 2 Blackcaps, Chiffchaff.  Steve Davies

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11 April 2017

CWP 74: First year Little Gull showing well from Twitchers’ this morning and early afternoon.   2 Redshank and a Curlew calling.  Willow warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap in song.  12+ Tufted duck, 1 Black headed gull,  Cowslips and Red campion in flower in the grass margins being enjoyed by a Common Carder bee.   John Durell.  Gareth Harris.   Andrew Whittaker.   Huw Jones

Cleveland Lakes:  2-3 curlew bubbling at 6am.    P.m:  Willow warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap in song.    Common carder and Buff-tailed bumblebee queens   Speckled Wood, Orange Tip, Peacock and a very faded Small Tortoisehell.   Gareth Harris.  Huw Jones

Waterhay Car Park:  Male Redstart nearby at 6am  Gareth Harris.

CWP 82:   15 Sand Martin moved through at 6.30am.   Gareth Harris.

Shorncote (5-6pm):  2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Red Kite, Swallow, House Martin, c30 Sand Martins, 5 Cetti’s Warbler.   Jon Mercer

Lower Moor:   Chiffchaff 8,  Cormorant 2, Great Crested Grebe 2,  Grey Heron 1, Moorhen 1, Red-crested Pochard 2,  Reed Warbler 1,  Song Thrush 2,  Willow Warbler 6, Blackcap 5, Goldcrest 2,  Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker 1,  Mute Swan 2,  Reed Bunting 1,  Swallow 1.   10+ Orange tips, several Holly Blue and 2 Speckled Wood.    Bob Markham

Blakehill:  2 Wheatears and a Kestrel in the afternoon.   John Grearson

Crossing the road near the traffic lights closest to CWP 305, a single Red-legged Partridge.   John Grearson

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10 April 2017

First year Little Gull was still on CWP 74 this morning.  In a field south of CWP 75 there were 6 Barnacle Geese and 2 Oystercatchers, with Greylags and Canadas.    Kim Milsom

Ashton Keynes:   1 Red Kite,  1 Sparrowhawk   Peter Wright

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9 April 2017

CWP 68c/d:   Cuckoo calling.  Also Siberian Chiffchaff and Sedge Warbler at ringing station.   Pete Adams.  John Wells

CWP 43: 2 Sedge Warbler (one very showy), elusive Common Whitethroat.  Andrew Whittaker.

Cleveland Lakes:   First winter Little Gull and Cuckoo   Nick Adams

Blakehill: Lesser Whitethroat singing, male Wheatear, Curlew, c10 Meadow Pipits, c16 Linnets, Red Kite, 2 Blackcaps, Willow Warbler, Green Woodpecker    Robin Griffiths

There is a movement of Sandwich Terns through the Severn Valley area with little Gull.   We normally get visited by a few Sandwich Terns although they don’t stop very long. 

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