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Friday, 18 October 2019

Otmoor rspb 18th October

Bearded Tit 2 (m&f) this morning along the bridleway near to the turning for the 1st screen.

(per Peter Milligan)

Port Meadow: 18th October

Port Meadow
40 Barnacle Goose: Large flock grazing on a drier patch of grass amongst marshy areas north of the main body of floods. Lots of usual canada and greylag geese as well. 16:15.

Andrew Siantonas

Farmoor Reservoir 18th October

Rock Pipit courtesy of John Workman.

Sarsgrove: 18th October

Stonechat: fem. 10:30.

Steve Akers

Woodcote 17th October

Ring Ouzel reported in Woodcote yesterday (per RBA) 

Balscote: Balscote Quarry: 18th October

Balscote: Balscote Quarry
Merlin: male. A male merlin in spectacular chase of passerines over the reserve. Caught a pipit/skylark c20 metres in air before landing in an adjoining field. Also 31 lapwing. 08:50.

Steve Holliday

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Lollingdon: 16th Oct

Courtesy of Paul Chandler Cholsey Wildlife

Ring Ousel (m)


Port Meadow 16th October

Short-eared Owl in Burgess Field c17:00 (per Phil Barnett). 

Sarsgrove: 16th October

Stonechat: fem. 10:30.
5 Skylark 10:30.

Steve Akers

Chipping Norton: 16th October

Chipping Norton
2 Stonechat: pair. On hedge near small lake on Cornwell shooting Estate - good views from Bridleway. 13:30.
14 Meadow Pipit 13:30.
Kestrel: male. 13:30.
Mute Swan 13:30.
12 Long-tailed Tit 13:30.

Steve Akers

Sarsgrove: 16th October

Stonechat: fem. 10:30.
5 Skylark 10:30.

Steve Akers

Stanton St. John: 16th October

Stanton St. John
300 Golden Plover: circa 300 Golden Plover in the worked field at SP593099 for the fifth day. SP593099. 11:00.

David Brown

: 16th October

Stoke Row Farm
Stonechat: male. SU681845. 15:34.

John Taylor

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Chinnor: Cement Works: 15th October

Chinnor: Cement Works
3 Stonechat: 2m 1f around brambles west of Lake 2b. 09:30.

David Stracey

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake: 15th October

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake
Great White Egret 12:20.

Nic Hallam

Oxford, 15th October

8:05am - 2 peregrines flying low around Magdalen tower and botanical garden, one carrying prey (possibly a pigeon).  

Monday, 14 October 2019

Sarsgrove: 14th October

5 Swallow: Flying through low and fast. 11:00.
Common Sandpiper: Belated report of single Common Sandpiper at small pond/spring which is the source of Sars Brook close to Sarsgrove Farm - presumably on passage. 11:00.

Steve Akers

: 14th October

3 Grey Partridge: Small covey flew up from hedge while I was running - not seen them here before. SP512175. 11:15.

David Watkinson

Balscote: Balscote Quarry: 14th October

Balscote: Balscote Quarry
Brambling: At least one flew through, part of a small passage of finches, meadow pipits and skylarks. More finches around today with flocks of 48 goldfinch and c20 linnet. Lapwing flock has built to 48 and a male stonechat is on site today. 08:20.

Steve Holliday

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Headington: Warneford Hospital: 13th October

Headington: Warneford Hospital
Little Owl: Seen briefly in flight. 18:15.

Isaac West

Sarsgrove: 13th October

36 Golden Plover: Flying in typical in-line formation overhead. 10:30.
Chiffchaff 10:30.

Steve Akers

Saturday, 12 October 2019

rspb. Otmoor.

Merlin.  (Greenaways)
30+ Golden Plover.
No further reports of Hen Harrier (f.) since Thursday.

Per  R.L.  T.S.

Sonning Eye GPs: 12th October

Sonning Eye GPs
Black Tern: juv. A late bird but seen well enough to rule out surinamensis. 10:15.

Marek Walford

Bicester Wetland Reserve 12th October

Ducks look happy!

49 Gadwall
13 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
87 Teal
20 Moorhen
2 Heron
1 Cetti's Warbler
1 Sparrowhawk
Green and GSW

Alan Peters
Key Holder Reserve