Birdwatching in Cotswold Water Park

Birdwatching in Cotswold Water Park

Cotswold Water Park is an area of 40 square miles which is made up of over 150 lakes. The area is of international importance for overwintering birds. In 2015, 175 different species of birds were sighted within the water park. Careful records of sightings are kept and a website which reports current visitors is a brilliant resource for guests wanting to birdwatch. At the moment Siberian Chiffchaffs are being sighted along with Mediterranean Gulls and Hawfinch.

This stunning kingfisher was sighted and photographed by local wildlife photographer Dave Soons.

Website for current sightings: https://cotswoldwaterpark.wordpress.com/

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Hobby

Hobby

Over the last few weeks lots of Hobbys have been seen in Cotswold Water Park, and over Somerford Lagoon, the lake which Daisy Chain is on. The Hobbys are on migration from Africa and on enjoy the damselflies and dragonflies which they find over the lake (although this year is a late dragonfly season. This is more fabulous photography by local wildlife photographer Dave Soons. The count for the number of bird species that have been see in Cotswold Water Park during 2015 has just passed 150. It's a great location for bird watchers – more unusual sightings in the last few days have included Common Crane and Spoonbills.

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Birdwatching in Cotswold Water Park

Birdwatching in Cotswold Water Park

With Spring beginning to show itself, the first migratory birds are due to show themselves in the Water Park over the next few days. Last year the first Sand Martin was reported in the Water Park on 11th March. The first migrants have been seen in the UK with Wheatears being recorded on the south coast and Ospreys in South Wales. In April and May, warblers will arrive back in the area along with Nightingales and Hobbies.

Little Owls continue to be seen in the Water Park, and our guests last week took this photo through their telescope.

For more information about the species which are seen in the Cotswold Water Park, and to download a leaflet visit http://www.waterpark.org/things-to-do/birdwatching/

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Birdwatching in Cotswold Water Park

Birdwatching in Cotswold Water Park

Cotswold Water Park is an area of 40 square miles which is made up of over 150 lakes. The area is of international importance for overwintering birds. In 2014, 178 different species of birds were sighted within the water park. Careful records of sightings are kept and a website which reports current visitors is a brilliant resource for guests wanting to birdwatch.

This Grey Wagtail was sighted and photographed by local wildlife photographer Dave Soons.

Website for current sightings: https://cotswoldwaterpark.wordpress.com/

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