Sunday 6 September 2020

August tours information and sightings.

August saw the resumption of ours tours at the Cotswold Water Park.

See report below.

Walking up to our first lake we could hear Chiffchaffs all around us along with Blackcaps, the Lakes are attracting more Water birds now as we move nearer Autumn.

The sight of three Common Cranes circling above us was a highlight but they soon dropped down out of sight.
A single Hobby was seen along with Kestrel two Sparrowhawks and a couple of Buzzard high up on the thermals.

Checking from the side of the lake we soon saw a large flock of Lapwing along with a couple of Dunlin and a Redshank flying around, out on the lake we found 50+ Red Crested Pochard and around 25 Tufted Duck along with 40 Coots and 8 Common Pochard. Around the lake edge both Little and Great White Egrets were found.

Several Swallows and House Martins were flying low over the water with the odd Sand Martin mixed in with them.

Both Green and Great spotted Woodpeckers were heard along with two Cettis Warblers.

On the walk back we found Robin, Wren, Common Tern, Grey Heron, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler and a small tit flock which included Blue, Great and Long Tailed Tits.

Still nice to see several species of butterfly on the wing including two migrant Painted Ladies.

A nice way to get back to running our tours again.DT