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Wednesday, 23 September 2020
35 Siskin: Regularly seen flock at top of mature Cypress tree near BP Stables. SP507181. 07:30.
Kirtlington: Pigeon Lock
2 Kingfisher: 2 seen on canal between Pigeon's Lock and Rock of Gibraltar. SP491198. 12:00.
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
|Great white Egrets courtesy of Paul Wyeth.|
First screen, 17:25 - 18:00
Hobby hunting over July’s Meadow.
Stonechat x 3 ( male and two female) along track between Closes and Ashgrave.
(per Paul Wyeth)
Tree Pipit NE, calling. Seemed very late but ID confirmed from sound recording
30+ Common Crossbill E
306+ Meadow Pipit, mostly S/SE
46+ Lesser Redpoll, mostly SE
c300 House Martin SE
28+ Swallow S
4+ Sand Martin SE
10+ Pied Wagtail
10 Mistle Thrush W
3 Mallard S
100s of Siskin - too many to count!
Hobby: Single (very vocal) bird, quite high, flying easterly over local garden. Didn't have my specs on, nor any bin's to hand, but unmistakeable silhouette and astonishing number of very loud calls, presumably because of nrby Corvid. SP433099. 17:45.
Monday, 21 September 2020
10 Yellow Wagtail: One caught and ringed. 20:51.
Common Sandpiper 20:51.
2 Green Sandpiper: At small lake near Cornwell. SP283268. 10:30.
10 Teal: SP283268. 10:30.
Grey Heron: SP283268. 10:30.
4 Buzzard: SP283268. 10:30.
Sparrowhawk: SP283268. 10:30.
Kestrel: SP283268. 10:30.
10 Swallow: High above the Buzzards. SP283268. 10:30.
Sunday, 20 September 2020
Green Sandpiper: Nocmig record. 2 sets of calls. 21:04.
Sandwich Tern: Nocmig record. 03:58.
2 Sandwich Tern: Nocmig record. 2 can be heard calling, one close, one more distantly. 22:12.
Oystercatcher: Nocmig record. 7 calls. 04:14.
Dunlin: Nocmig record. 21:04.
5 Dunlin: Nocmig record. Large flock of at least 5. At least 70 individual calls can be heard though very hard to count. 05:10.
Saturday, 19 September 2020
Green Sandpiper: Deep in margins of small lake near Cornwell. SP283268. 18:30.
Snipe: SP283268. 18:30.
15 Teal: SP283268. 18:30.
50 Lesser Black-backed Gull: SP283268. 18:30.
2 Kestrel: Hunting over the marsh. SP283268. 18:30.
2 Grey Wagtail 08:00.
2 Little Egret 08:00.
Gannet: Juv. Picked up flying along river from east of Waterstock driving range flying towards Wheatley low over Poplar trees. Double take for a bit until came into view with concord beak, gliding on stiff wings - amazing to see and guess bought in on NE winds. 08:00.
Friday, 18 September 2020
Wheatear: In field of stubble adjacent to bridleway. SP283268. 18:00.
4 Green Sandpiper: In margins of small lake near Cornwell. SP283268. 18:00.
22 Teal: SP283268. 18:00.
Raven: SP283268. 18:00.
Kestrel: SP283268. 18:00.
21 Stock Dove: SP283268. 18:00.
2 Chiffchaff: SP283268. 18:00.
Grey Heron: SP283268. 18:00.
Common Crossbill: Flew S/SE, calling. Confirmed from sound recording. 07:00.
Lesser Redpoll: Flew S, calling. 07:00.
100 Siskin: Impossible to count. Flocks of up to 40-50 birds bombing it around the woods, plus many more flocks overhead on vismig, plus many heard-only on vismig. Estimate of at least 100. 07:00.
37 Meadow Pipit: At least 37 all high S, plus many more heard-only. 07:00.
Grey Wagtail 07:00.
25 Swallow: At least 25 E/SE. 07:00.
3 Sand Martin 07:00.
Goldcrest: Flew straight through S, calling. A slightly unexpected vismig bird! 07:00.
2 Cormorant: Flew E. 07:00.
Thursday, 17 September 2020
Marsh Harrier: fem. Hunting back and forth over the marsh - put up at least twenty Teal - watched for thirty minutes before it circled up and flew SW. First record in this location. Magnificent! SP283268. 17:30.
Hobby: Tracking Swallows. SP283268. 17:30.
Stonechat: SP283268. 17:30.
20 Teal: SP283268. 17:30.
9 Lapwing: SP283268. 17:30.
Snipe: SP283268. 17:30.
17 Swallow: SP283268. 17:30.
2 Chiffchaff: SP283268. 17:30.