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March 17th Swallows Wether Down & Otmoor...2nd Sand Martin Standlake...Feb 25th Med Gull, Port Meadow, Feb 3rd Black Redstart...Talks: OOS: Garden Wildlife 13th March...Abingdon Naturalists Society: Bird Migration by Professor Ian Newton 27th March.


Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Port Meadow: 20th March

Port Meadow
Little Ringed Plover: At midday (but no sign early evening).
3 Redshank
2 Oystercatcher
4 Shelduck
115 Golden Plover

Adam Hartley

Farmoor F1: 20th March am

Med Gull




















1 or possibly 2  Mediterranean Gulls (1st winter) with Black Headed Gulls on F1

Pit 60, 20th March

Marsh Harrier  f/j
Egyptian Geese 2
Sparrowhawk
Snipe 4+
Goldeneye 2m 2f
Goosander  2m 3f

Clackers, Mrs Clackers & A State

Grimsbury Reservoir: 20th March

Grimsbury Reservoir
Little Ringed Plover: male. Along W shore early morning. Also 5-6 Chiffchaff.

John Friendship-Taylor

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Farmoor March 19th 6pm

White Wagtail - 1 on causeway
Goldeneye 9 (3 drakes)

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Port Meadow: 19th March

19th March

Port Meadow
3 Oystercatcher 14:30.
3 Redshank 14:45.
4 Black-tailed Godwit: Good views for 5 minutes feeding at edge of floods before they flew off. 15:00.
Dunlin 15:15.

Andrew Siantonas

Rushey Common lake, 19th March


Oystercatcher 4 ( 2 pairs)
Shelduck  2
Great White Egret

Clackers & Mrs Clackers

Oxford: 19th March

2 kingfishers very vocal and active around Magdalen bridge, 8:40am.

Farmoor 19th March

Med Gull 1st w  ( F2 )

Dai

Monday, 18 March 2019

Port Meadow: 18th March

Port Meadow
8 Shelduck
2 Oystercatcher
Redshank
4 Golden Plover
1 Black-tailed Godwit

Adam Hartley, Ben Sandford-Smith

18th March Water Eaton

A Grey Partridge was calling several times from the crop fields next to the track from Banbury Road towards Water Eaton Manor at dusk this evening; first I've encountered in the area.

Nick Boyd

Lark Hill 18th March

2 Wheatear (males)

: 17th March

Salford
2 Raven: pair. SP284285. 17:30.

Steve Akers

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Worton: 17th March

17th March

Worton
2 Pintail: pair. SP460112.
7 Goldeneye: 3m, 4f. SP460112.
3 Sand Martin: SP460112. 07:10.
3 Chiffchaff: SP460112.

Derek Evans

Baulking Pit: 17th March
















Terrible grab of a 2W Med. Gull present this evening

Farmoor Reservoir: 17th March

Farmoor Reservoir
4 Sand Martin: SP445059. 14:30.
2 Swallow: SP445059. 14:30.
Redshank: SP445059. 14:30.
Water Rail: SP445059. 14:30.

Paul Butler

Farmoor 17th March


0845-1215hrs

Shrike Meadow

Sparrowhawk 1m
Kingfisher 1m
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Green Woodpecker 2
Common Snipe 1
Water Rail 1
Common Chiffchaff 2

Farmoor 2

Sand Martin 1 @ 0850

: 17th March

Kencot
3 Whooper Swan: At distance in fields with 2 mute swans. I'm not sure these are in Oxon? Are these Barry's from the newsletter? SP268001.

Mick Cunningham

Chinnor: Cement Works: 17th March

Chinnor: Cement Works
3 Chiffchaff: SU751996.

Jez March

Farmoor 17th March

Great White Egret : Shrike Meadow.

Anne and Dai.

Blewbury: 17th March

Blewbury
2 Little Egret: In trees around Old Mill lake. Viewable from main road. SU533862. 10:00.

Gerry Quinn

Sonning Eye GPs: 17th March

Sonning Eye GPs
2 Oystercatcher 13:35.
Goosander: rh. 13:35.

Marek Walford
Great spotted Woodpecker courtesy of Anthony Morris.

Wether Down: 17th March

Swallow, over East.

Otmoor: 17th March am

Black-tailed Godwit  17  flew across in front of the first screen. 
Swallow  3
Red Kite Stonesfield courtesy of Wreny.

New Marston: New Marston Meadows: 17th March

17th March

New Marston: New Marston Meadows
Chiffchaff: Species 70 for the site this year.

16th March
Raven: Briefly around Magdalen Fellows' Garden.

Tom Evans

17th March Port Meadow WeBS Count

Lots of disturbance by dogs and photographers

Black-headed Gull     300    
Canada Goose     1    
Common Gull     2    
Cormorant     1    
Greylag Goose     126    
Lesser Black-backed Gull     8    
Mallard     13    
Moorhen     3    
Mute Swan     2    
Oystercatcher     2    
Redshank     1    
Teal     165    
Wigeon     460    

Total number of species: 13    
Individuals: 1084
Goosander on the Thames at Farmoor courtesy of John Workman.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Standlake Pit 60: 16th March

Standlake Pit 60
23 Goosander: Late pm Cracking sparrowhawk raiding my garden feeders too.

Mick Cunningham

Sonning Eye GPs: 16th March

Sonning Eye GPs
Goosander: rh.

Henley Road GPs
Oystercatcher

Marek Walford

Otmoor 16th March

Big Otmoor:
10+ Redshank
1 Peregrine
2 Marsh Harrier
5+ Pintail
2 Cetti's Warbler

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Farmoor 16th March

9 Goldeneye

Goldfinch

Friday, 15 March 2019

Aston Rowant NNR 15th March

Wheatear Beacon Hill (per RBA) 

Standlake Pit 60: am 15th March

Peregrine feeding on same kill as Wednesday then flew off after extensive bathing
2 Curlew
2 Oystercatcher
Goldeneye
7 Goosander
Goldeneye 


Bicester Wetland Reserve 15th March

2 Green Sandpiper
4 Lapwing
1 Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
4 Shoveler
8 Gadwall
80+ Teal
2 Little Grebe

Alan Peters
Key Holder Reserve

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Standlake Pit 60: am 13th March

Lunch at the pit 60 Peregrine diner
Any thoughts on the prey? Is it a greylag? If so surely it could have not brought that down but I thought that Peregrines very rarely feed on carrion?