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19th Jan 3rdw Caspian Gull Port Meadow...18th Jan 1+ CATTLE EGRET Middleton Stoney...11th Jan 6 Waxwings Oxford City...9th Jan 2 Bean Geese still Standlake + 2 Great White Egrets...8th Jan 6 Waxwing Banbury...1 Waxwing Crowmash Gifford...5th Jan...CATTLE EGRET Otmoor RSPB...

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Port Meadow: 19th January

Port Meadow
Caspian Gull: 3w. Found by Will Langdon.
3 Redshank
Shelduck: reported.
15 Golden Plover
6 Snipe

Adam Hartley

3w Caspian Gull - courtesy of Gnome

Fyfield Wick: 19th January

Fyfield Wick
3 Stonechat: Pair still plus an additional male working fence line on main road.

Jed Cleeter

Otmoor 19th January

Short-eared Owl courtesy of Derek Latham

3 Bittern (Second Screen)
1 Hen Harrier
3 Marsh Harrier
1 Merlin
1 Short-Eared Owl (Perched in car park field)
1+ Marsh Tit (On the feeders)
2 Stonechat
1 Water Rail
1 Kingfisher
1 Barnacle Goose (feral)
3 Yellowhammer

(P.Brennan, JB Woodford)

River Thames: Rushey Lock to Old Mans Bridge: 19th January

River Thames: Rushey Lock to Old Mans Bridge
3 Goosander

Colin Vickers
Snipe Otmoor RSPB courtesy of Derek Latham

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Henley Rd GPs: Weds 18th

Smew (red head)

Chinnor: Cement Works: 18th January

Chinnor: Cement Works
2 Peregrine: One landed in trees west of Chinnor Hill whilst the other made an unsuccessful attempt at hunting woodpigeon over Quarry 1. 10:00.

David Stracey

Otmoor RSPB: 2:30 to 5pm - 18th January

Short-eared Owl
Merlin: made 2 passes at seed feeding flock by hide
3 Yellowhammer: in seed feeding flock
2 Stonechat: to south of hide

Otmoor: RSPB reserve: 18th January

3 Marsh Harrier over reeds. 11:00.
Short-eared Owl
All birds seen with. A.A. R.S.and B.M. 15:30.

Ralph Watts

Bicester Wetland Reserve 18th January

1 Shelduck
200 plus Teal
4 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
3 Heron
5 Snipe

Alan Peters
Key holder reserve

Standlake Common area, 18th January

Pit 38
Smew m
Great White Egret
Goldeneye 2f

Pit 60
Great White Egret
Goosander m
Pintail m
Little Egret
Goldeneye 1m 1f

Clackers, JP et al

Middleton Stoney 18th January

At least 1 CATTLE EGRET still in pig field at 12:09 (per J.P)

Otmoor WeBS 16/1

Mondays WeBS somewhat hampered by rain and poor visibility and Golden plover still proving elusive to the counters!

Canada goose- 286
Coot- 4
Cormorant- 11
Gadwall- 4
Grey heron- 2
Lapwing- 1471
Mallard- 114
Moorhen- 12
Mute swan- 4
Pintail- 10
Shoveler- 30
Snipe- 74
Teal- 234
Wigeon- 515

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Standlake Common 17th January

Bean Goose 2 In field off Shifford Lane with Greylags. 11:45.
Great White Egret SP383021  12:00 (Pit 38)
Goosander: m. 11:50 (3T Pit)

(per Mark Ribbons)

Middleton Stoney 17th January

Courtesy of David Hastings

2 CATTLE EGRET feeding in pig farm with gulls, corvids & starlings.

(per Anthony Cheke)

Otmoor. 17th. January.

White-fronted Geese 4
Lapwing.   Approx. 3,000.
Golden Plover.   Approx. 3,000.
Little Egret 4
Water Rail.  2.
Cetti's Warbler.  5.  (heard)
Pintail.  5.
Marsh Harrier.  3.
Hen Harrier.  (ringtail).
Stonechat.  2.
Yellowhammer 3
Starling c100,000 in roost

Per.  P.G. T.S. T.T. R.L
Marsh Harrier.

Hen Harrier.

Rushy Common area, 17th January

Red Crested Pochard  at least 92
Green Sandpiper
Goldeneye 2f

Water Rails

Pinkhill Reserve at Farmoor

Courtesy of Eddie McLaughlin

Cassington GP's 17th January

4 Goldeneye
1 Shelduck
2 Dunlin
10+ Snipe
2 Egyptian Geese 
100+ Wigeon, Shoveler, Teal, Lapwing

Port Meadow: 17th January

Port Meadow
Goosander: f.
3 Redshank
3 Shelduck
5 Pintail

Adam Hartley

Middleton Stoney 17th January

CATTLE EGRET still at least 2 present in the pig fields at midday (per Joe)

Balscote Quarry 17th January

2 Barn Owl: pair. SP3942.

(per Roger Evans)

Monday, 16 January 2017

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Otmoor 15th January

Hen Harrier ringtail still present (per Luke O'Byrne)

Water Rails at Pinkhill, Farmoor 14th January

Courtesy of John Workman

Chipping Norton: 14th January

Chipping Norton
40 Golden Plover: in flight - heading away SW. SP030252. 12:00.
200 Fieldfare: SP030252. 12:00.
90 Rook: SP030252. 12:00.
20 Redwing: In mixed flock with Fieldfare feeding in/over large pasture fields near Sarsgrove Farm. SP030252. 12:00.

Steve Akers

Blenheim: 15th January

14 Little Grebe
Shoveler: male.
2 Pintail: male.
140 Teal
3 Wigeon
4 Little Egret

Bob Pomfret

Headington 15th January

Courtesy of Luke O'Byrne

2 Waxwings still present this morning on Wharton Road Headington by (Number 61) (per Luke O'Byrne) But no sign between 11:00-14:10
(per Mark Chivers, Dave Lowe, Moth Clark)

Waxwing Bicester 15th January

Waxwing still present 15:29 in Bucknell Rd recreation park and surrounding gardens.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Middleton Stoney 14th January

CATTLE EGRET 3 still present in pig field at 14:41 (Nick Truby, Badger,Dave Lowe et al)
Brambling at least 2 in trees by pig field (N.T)

Cattle Egrets by Badger.

Headington 14th January

2 Waxwings in a tree outside 61 Wharton Road in Headington

(per Luke O'Byrne)

Bicester 14th January

Waxwing showing well. Frequenting back gardens off Bucknell Road recreation park but can also be seen on trees and overhead wires surrounding George Street. 14-16:00

Otmoor 14th January am

1 Peregrine
3 Marsh Harriers
1 Hen Harrier
1 Shelduck
4 White Fronts
1 Barnacle Goose
2000 + Wigeon
300+ finches by hide

Standlake Common:am 14th January

Bean Geese courtesy of Andy Last

Bean Geese (tundra) 2 still present on the Waterskiing pit at 11:00 (Badger, Andy Last)

Great White Egret (pit 38)
Peregrine (pit 60)
Goosander (pit 28)
Kingfisher (Pit 29)

Stanton Harcourt 14th January

Smew (ad drk) still on Dix Pit 13:09 (Badger, Andy Last)
10:02 (per Paul Rainsden)

Egyptian Geese 2

Bicester 14th January

Waxwing 1 in berry bush near George Street park from 10.20 to 11am but not since.

Middleton Stoney 14th January

CATTLE EGRET 3 still in pig field this morning (per Andy Last)