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18th 2 Little Tern Farmoor Res...15th May Osprey Sandford-on-Thames...10th May Large passage of Waders & Terns through the county... 8th May GOLDEN ORIOLE Wittenham Woods...

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Monday, 23 May 2016

: 23rd May

Cholsey, nr Hillgreen Farm
Grey Partridge: Single bird flew from recently ploughed patch. SU5987. 20:00.

Mike Amphlett

Wallingford 23rd May

Spotted Flycatcher 2 (per The Wickster)

Thorney Leys Witney:

Spotted Flycatcher 2 (per Dave Doherty)

Otmoor.A.M. 23rd May.

5 Common Tern
2 Curlew (over)
1 Marsh Harrier
4 Snipe
4 Hobby
2 Turtle Dove
3 Cuckoo.

Middleton Cheney: 23rd May

Middleton Cheney
Yellow Wagtail

Michael Hunt

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Great Rollright 22nd May

Ring Ouzel NNW of Chipping Norton flew SW over Rollright Stones (per RBA).

Deddington Dotterel 22nd May

Dotterel (found by Andy Turner) NW of Deddington at Barford St. John (about here) at 8:50 a.m. then flew north

No further sign by 11:45 a.m.

 Photos courtesy of Richard Hazel

Port Meadow 22nd May

Spoonbill (juvenile) over the Trap Grounds at around 8 a.m. this morning (per Tom Evans)
though no sign on the floods at 8:30 (Gnome)

1 Dunlin
3 Oystercatchers
5 Shelduck

Otmoor RSPB 22nd May

Turtle Dove 2
Marsh Harrier 2
Grasshopper Warbler

(per Mark Chivers et al)

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Farmoor 21st May

Turnstone courtesy of Nick Truby

Turnstone 4
Sanderling 15 early on 3 remaining

Sanderling courtesy of Jon Mercer

Sanderling courtesy of Nick Truby

Common Tern 20+

11:50 (per Nick Truby, Pete & Steve Roby)

Sanderling courtesy of Nick Truby

Upper Cherwell Valley: 21st May

Grasshopper Warbler, male reeling

Steve Holliday

Bicester 21st May

Turtle Dove nr Bicester on M.O.D site (per RBA)

Friday, 20 May 2016

Port Meadow: Aristotle Lane: 20th May

Port Meadow: Aristotle Lane
10 Shelduck
4 Oystercatcher
2 Little Egret

Adam Hartley

Minster Lovell, 20th May

Spotted Flycatcher - behind Ruins, flycatching over  River Windrush at 2.10

Clackers & Mrs Clackers

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Otmoor Thursday 18 May a.m.

6 Hobby (over Greenaways)
2 Cuckoo
2 Turtle Dove
2 Little Grebe (at 2nd screen)
4 Little Egret (Ashgrave)
4 Common Tern (Reed beds)
1 Marsh Harrier
1 Oystercatcher (Ashgrave)
Lots of warblers

one of many vocal sedgies at Otmoor

Farmoor Reservoir 19th May

Sanderling 4
Oystercatcher 2
Dead Whimbrel nr sailing club
Spotted Flycatcher
Cetti's Warbler 2

13:45 (per Ewan, Dave Doherty)

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Farmoor Reservoir 18th May

Little Terns at Farmoor. Present for about an hour at midday (NJH)

Sanderling 14
Oystercatcher 3
Ringed Plover 2

(per Dai)

Otmoor: 18th May

Young Thrush along the Roman Road courtesy of Barry Neale

2 Turtle Dove: one calling in ash tree on main path and one calling from near car park ~ at the same time.

16th May
3 Cuckoo: All calling at same time. One near car park one over Noke side and one over far side.

(Mary Clifton)

Moorhen with chicks courtesy of Stoneshank

Water Rail courtesy of Stoneshank