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Monday, 24 November 2014

Little Bourton 22nd Nov

Belated report of a Short-eared Owl Little Bourton near the old lock keepers cottage on Saturday 22nd
(per Tim Clark) but no sign yesterday.
But 2 Barn Owls (per Gareth Blockley)

Farmoor Reservoir: Farmoor II: 24th November

Farmoor Reservoir: Farmoor II
Red-necked Grebe: chased off by a GCGrebe, whereas conspecifics tolerated as usual. 11:00.
Goosander: male. 11:00.

Anthony Cheke

Cholsey Marsh 24th November

Again no sign of the reported Shrike sp this morning (per T.W)

Port Meadow: 24th November

Port Meadow
2 Dunlin

Adam Hartley
Male Stonechat on the Downs courtesy of Mark Merritt

Otmoor.A.M. 24th November.

1 Bittern (from second screen)
1 Cettis  Warbler (from second screen)
1 Marsh Harrier (from first screen)
1 Sparrowhawk (from first screen)
4 Stonechat
C.19 Snipe
2 Raven (over).

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Otmoor: RSPB reserve: 23rd November

Otmoor: RSPB reserve
Marsh Harrier: active over reed bed 15:00-16:00.
Barn Owl: Moorleys from 16:30.
Woodcock: out of Moorleys at 16:38.

Peter Law

Cholsey Marsh 23rd Nov

No sign of reported Shrike sp this morning in bad weather,
or this afternoon by 16:30.
70+ Corn Bunting in the roost
2 Water Rail (per P.C & T.W).

(Andy Last, The Wickster, Gun-slinger, Badger)

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Stonesfield: Stonesfield Common: 22nd November

Stonesfield: Stonesfield Common
4 Reed Bunting
6 Bullfinch
95 Redwing
12 Goldfinch

Paul Wren

Cholsey: Cholsey Marsh Nature Reserve: 22nd November

Cholsey: Cholsey Marsh Nature Reserve
Great Grey Shrike: think it was a lesser grey shrike. I have a photograph. 15:00.

Mark Fox

Port Meadow: 22nd November

Port Meadow
Yellow-legged Gull: ad.

Adam Hartley

Didcot Landfill 22nd Nov

Green Sandpiper
Lapwing c75
Shoveler 6

Otmoor 22nd Morning

1 Marsh Harrier
1 Peregrine
1 Stock Dove
Great spotted woodpecker
Ross's goose in with greylag flock

Pill Ground:
Red Legged Partridge
100+ Fieldfare & Redwing

Broughton: Broughton Castle: 22nd November

Broughton: Broughton Castle
Osprey: Over low mobbed by corvids Per mr m tapper. 09:45.

Michael Hunt

Friday, 21 November 2014

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Port Meadow 20th November

1 adult Caspian Gull & 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull in the roost this evening.

Adult Caspian Gull

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Dix Pit 20th November

Yellow legged Gull 7

Otmoor.A.M. 20th November.

2 Raven (over car park)
1 Sparrowhawk (bridleway)
2 Kingfisher (reedbeds)
12 Snipe (reedbeds)
1 Bittern (from 1st screen per N W)
1 Marsh Harrier (from 1st screen per N. W.)
1 Cettis Warbler (heard at second screen per R. C.)

Grimsbury Reservoir: 20th November

Grimsbury Reservoir
Willow Tit: In wood along river with the tit flock.

Banbury: Spital Farm Lake
2 Chiffchaff: 2 (possibly 3) between here and the sewage works.

Gareth Blockley

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Cropredy: 19th November

3 Raven: Some Rolling activity.

Michael Hunt

Otmoor.A.M. 19th November.

Ross's Goose.
1 Bittern (briefly from first screen)
3 Stonechat
10+ Snipe
1 Kingfisher
3 or 4 Yellowhammers (car park field)
1 Water Rail (calling)
1 Raven (heard Kronking)
Lots of winter thrushes.
1 Cettis Warbler (calling at second screen).

Farmoor Reservoir: Farmoor II: 19th November

Farmoor Reservoir: Farmoor II
Red-necked Grebe: Floating half-asleep by the boat launch area.Had moved on 2hrs later. 10:00.
Redshank 3 F1

Stephen Lockey

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Shoveler Grimsbury Reservoir courtesy of Bruce Hendrie