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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Otmoor 30th July

Water Rail from the 1st screen
Snipe 1 of 15 this evening
Green Sandpiper one of 2 at the 1st screen
All photos courtesey of John Reynolds.

Grimsbury Reservoir 30th July

Little ringed Plover juv
Little Egret

(per Gareth Blockley)


Black Necked Grebe.

Grey Heron.


Farmoor 30th July

Black-necked Grebe 1
Sanderling 1
Redstart 1
Common Sandpiper 3

Oxford United  Paul
Ian Smith
Dave Daniels

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Grimsbury Reservoir: 29th July

Little Ringed Plover
Little Egret

Mark Ribbons

Otmoor 29th July

Garganey 2 (1st screen)
Green Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Dunlin 2
Snipe 15+
Water Rail
Yellow Wagtail over
Swallow c70 Noke Farm
Sparrowhawk Harwell Woods courtesey of Stephen Collier

Port Meadow: 29th July

Port Meadow
Yellow Wagtail: 1+ heard only.
36 Lapwing

Adam Hartley

Farmoor 29th July

Black-necked Grebe still on F1
this morning
Redstart nr Shrike Meadow

(per Dai John) 

The Insomniac Birder

Photo courtesey of John Reynolds
Redstart courtesey of Dai

Monday, 28 July 2014

Lollingdon Hill 28th July

Redstart 3
Chiffchaff 8+
Willow Warbler
Corn Bunting 25
Yellow Wagtail 2

(per Paul Chandler)

More at the superb Cholsey Wildlife

Otmoor. Evening.

Starling roost.
First Screen.             Starlings.   4000 approx.  Good display.
                               Green Sandpiper.
                               Water Rail.
                               Snipe.  9.

Steeple Aston: 28th July

Steeple Aston
Ring-necked Parakeet: Flying over A4260 towards Steeple Aston.

Tom Coyne

Farmoor 28th July

Black-necked Grebe 2 F1 N/E corner 13:00 (per Tezzer)
Common Sandpiper 2

(per Dai John)

The Insomniac Birder

Photo courtesey of John Reynolds

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Standlake Pit 60 27th July

Redstart (per Stuart Thomson)

Lollingdon Hill 27th July

Redstart 3
Chiffchaff 6
Willow Warbler

(per Paul Chandler)

Sent from my iPhone

Littlemore 27th July

Ring-necked Parakeet calling from Eucalyptus behind Longwall
then flew north (per Phil Chapman)

Farmoor 27th July

        Courtesey of Dai John

Black-necked Grebe 2 F1 and still present at 14:30 in N/E corner (found by Dai).
Common Sandpiper 2
Little Egret 2
Yellow Wagtail 3

Courtesey of John Reynolds

Courtesey of Mark Chivers

Common Sandpipers courtesey of Stephen Collier

Otmoor 27th July

Glossy Ibis
Marsh Harrier 2
Peregrine 2
Water Rail 2+ 1st screen
Black-tailed Godwit (from Hide)
Dunlin 3 1st screen
Redstart (Long Meadow)

(per Bark et el)

Redstart 2 (m & juv) Step Ground
(the field between the Joseph Stone ground & the Weatley Charity field)

(per Gareth)

Photo courtesey of Mark Chivers

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Friday, 25 July 2014

Oxford 25th July

Ring -necked parakeet flying over the University sports ground c20:25

(per Paul Jepson)

Sent from my iPhone

Otmoor A M. 25th July.

1 Glossy Ibis.
1 Marsh Harrier.
1 Bittern (reported).
1 Green Sandpiper.
1 Black-tailed Godwit.

As the return wader passage starts to build this month here's a timely Sandpiper I.D refresher 
courtesey of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) for separating the Woods from the Greens.

Farmoor 25th July

Redstart nr Shrike Meadow

Sent from my iPhone
Reed Warbler
Bicester Wetlands Reserve
Courtesey of Nick Truby

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Cholsey Lollingdon Hill 24th July

Redstart 2+
Spotted Flycatcher 2+
Chiffchaff 6
Willow Warbler
Yellow Wagtail 6
Corn Bunting 2+

(per Paul Chandler)
   Cholsey Wildlife

Otmoor 24th Evening

Glossy Ibis 1
Marsh Harrier 1
Grasshopper Warbler 1, reeling in car park field at 20:50
Common Sandpiper 1
Raven 2
Kingfisher 1
Swallow 30+

Farmoor Reservoir: Farmoor I: 24th July

Little Ringed Plover: Juvenile?.
Common Sandpiper

Stephen Lockey
Barn Owls courtesey of John Reynolds