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20th May Common Crane Otmoor RSPB...19th May Fulmar Grimsbury Reservoir...

Monday, 22 May 2017

Fyfield Wick: 22nd May

Fyfield Wick
Corn Bunting: male. Singing by A415 at the junction of digging lane. 1st time observed here. SU415977. 18:45.

Frilford: Millet's Farm
Corn Bunting: male. Singing by A415 just west of Millets farm on opposite side of road. 1st observation here. SU430975. 18:45.

Jed Cleeter

: 22nd May

Ardington
Spotted Flycatcher: Calling from wires on Church Street. SU4388.

Leo Bateman

Farmoor Reservoir 22nd May

Turnstone 2
Sanderling 2

(per Dai, Dave Daniells)

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Port Meadow: 21st May

Port Meadow
Greenshank: Briefly on the floods this evening.

Adam Hartley

Ardington 21st May

4 Mandarin Duck: Fem and three young (perhaps about a week old). SU4388.

Leo Bateman

Otmoor: RSPB reserve: 21st May



 Hobbies this afternoon over Greenaways (Badger).


2 Turtle Dove one in oak tree other calling from car park. 13:45.
2 Cuckoo
15 Hobby
1 Water Rail
5 Reed Warbler
2 Garden Warbler
2 Cetti's Warbler

No sign of yesterday's unringed Crane.

(Ralph Watts, Badger, Bark et al).


Turtle Dove courtesy of Derek Lane

Farmoor Reservoir: 21st May

3 Sanderling
Ringed Plover

Mike Youngman 09:30

Sanderling courtesy of Wilf Lewis



Fyfield: 21st May

Fyfield
Reed Bunting: male. Singing on hedgerow south of A420. 1st sighting here. SU423981.

Jed Cleeter

Henley Road GPs: 21st May

Henley Road GPs
10 Hobby: All pretty high. Could well be more. 13:00.

Richard Jinks

Chinnor Old Quarry 21st May

Whitethroat courtesy of Jez March




















3 Little Ringed Plover: ad. SU749996.
6 Whitethroat: ad male and fem.

Jez March

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Otmoor: 20th May

Common Crane (unringed)  courtesy of Derek Lane


1 Common Crane (unringed)
1 Marsh Harrier
2 Little Egret
2 Common Tern
2 Shelduck: pair on Big Otmoor; female has injured wing.
2 Black-tailed Godwit: on Big Otmoor.
2 Turtle Dove m/f
2 Cuckoo

(per Ian Elkins, Badger)

Kingston Lisle: Ridgeway: 20th May

Kingston Lisle: Ridgeway
Quail: Calling.
4 Yellow Wagtail
2 Curlew
6 Corn Bunting
2 Raven

Sparsholt: Ridgeway
2 Yellow Wagtail
2 Corn Bunting
2 Raven

White Horse Hill
2 Corn Bunting

Jed Cleeter

Farmoor Open Day 20th May





















Male Common Kestrel

Eynsham: 20th May

Eynsham
5 Marsh Tit: ad and juvs. Adult/s feeding at least 3 juvs.

Mick Cunningham

Wantage: 20th May

Wantage
Hobby: SU399874.

Mark Merritt
Common Tern Farmoor Reservoir courtesy of John Reynolds.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Standlake Pit 60: 19th May

Standlake Pit 60
Ringed Plover: On north shore with LRP. Mutual aggression shown.
Hobby: Up to 4.
Reed Warbler: Singing next to north hide.

Mick Cunningham

Standlake Common: am 19th May

Thames Fields
Curlew
Pit 28
Kingfisher
Pit 60
4 Little Ringed Plover
2 Oystercatcher

Otmoor.A.M. 19th May.

2 Marsh Harrier (m)
2 Turtle Dove
Snipe (drumming)
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail)
3 Blackwits
4 Little Egret
2 Yellowhammer (m)
3 Little-ringed Plover
1 Dunlin.

Yellowhammer courtesy of Eddie McLaughlin

Grimsbury Reservoir: 19th May

FULMAR - flew over c.10:15

per Steve Holliday

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Otmoor Thursday 18 May a.m.

3 Black Tailed Godwit (Big Otmoor)
1 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier (1 carrying nesting material)
10 Hobby
4 Cuckoo
2 Turtle Dove
4 Common Tern

Turtle Dove courtesy of Jim Hutchins.

Childrey: 18th May

Childrey
Spotted Flycatcher: In the churchyard, close to where one was seen last summer.

Colin Vickers

Swalcliffe: 18th May

Swalcliffe
Spotted Flycatcher: SP378389.

Steve Holliday

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Farmoor Reservoir 17th May

Grey Plover courtesy of Dai.



















Grey Plover 18:10
Sanderling 2
Dunlin 3
Ringed Plover 3
Shelduck 2 (a.m only)

17:50 (per Dai)

Otmoor: 17th May

Big Otmoor 09:30-10:15

The definition of a record shot - calidris waders right at the back of Big Otmoor in torrential rain with a DSLR!



1 Sanderling
7 Dunlin
1 Black-tailed Godwit
Short blog post here.