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22nd Sept YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER Lark Hill...PURPLE HERON still Otmoor RSPB...19th Great white Egret Pit 60...18th 4 Spoonbill

Monday, 26 September 2016

Battle Farm, Preston Crowmarsh: 25th September

Battle Farm, Preston Crowmarsh

Thomas Stevenson

Farmoor Reservoir: 26th September

Farmoor Reservoir
2 Common Sandpiper 13:00.

John Gough

Standlake Pit 60: 26th September

10:00 - 12:00

Common Sandpiper
Lots of Widgeon, Teal and Gadwall


: 25th September

Cox's Lane, nr Crowmarsh Gifford
5 Grey Partridge: 5 Birds in ploughed field, E of Cox's Lane. SU6387. 18:20.

Mike Amphlett

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Wolvercote: College Pond: 25th September

YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at College Pond, Wolvercote (on the common land between Wolvercote Green and the canal, next to Godstow Road, about here) 

Heard calling repeatedly and seen well at 09:10 a.m. No further sign in just a brief 10 minute search at midday.

per Steve Goddard
No sign between 2 pm and 4 pm (Gnome & Tezzer)

Sarsgrove: 21st September

2 Stonechat: SP303252.

Steve Akers

Middle Barton: 24th September

Middle Barton
2 Raven: probable pair flying with Red Kite. 15:00.

Steve Akers

Otmoor RSPB 25th September

PURPLE HERON (juv) 10:20 Greenaways (per Paul Greenaway).

Wantage: 25th September

Hobby: South over Manor Road Park. SU396875. 10:00.

Mark Merritt

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Otmoor: 24th September

Hobby (c) Stephen Burch
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Purple Heron record shot (c) Stephen Burch

Littleworth nr Faringdon: 24th September

Littleworth nr Faringdon
Hobby: flew S over A420.

Jonathan Mercer

Otmoor: RSPB reserve: 24th September

Otmoor: RSPB reserve
Purple Heron: flew to SW corner Greenaways.
2 Hobby
Marsh Harrier: fem.
2 Redshank
4 Stonechat

Jonathan Mercer

Bicester Wetland Reserve 24th September

4 Green Sandpiper
1 Common Sandpiper
2 Snipe
40 Teal
16 Shoveler
3 Heron
50+ Goldfinches
1 Green Woodpecker

Alan Peters
key holder reserve

Friday, 23 September 2016

Kingston Bagpuize: 23rd September

Kingston Bagpuize
4 Yellow Wagtail: Flew South at Dusk.

Jed Cleeter

Otmoor RSPB 23rd September

PURPLE HERON (juv) 17:10 flew from diagonal track and landed in N/E corner of Greenaways,
-Flew along diagonal track and landed out of site c15:55.

1 Kingfisher
100+ Swallow
2 Yellow Wagtail
Lots of mixed flocks feeding.

3 Hobby
1 Whinchat
3 Snipe

(per Paul Greenaway)
Kestrel above and Sparrowhawk below Otmoor RSPB.
Courtesy of Eddie McLaughlin.

: 23rd September

Yellow Wagtail: SP489413.

Michael Hunt

Standlake Pit 60: 23rd September



2 Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
esc Black Swan

Kingston Bagpuize: 23rd September

Kingston Bagpuize
Tree Pipit: Through South calling. 07:40.

Jed Cleeter

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Larkhill 22nd September

YELLOW BROWED WARBLER found this afternoon by Ian Smith.

After a 3 hour wait it called and showed for thirty seconds at 1838 then at c18:45 it was seen to fly high south (per Ewan, Mark Merritt, Leo Bateman).

Still present 15:30 though mobile and elusive (per Badger, Lew, Clackers).

Common Chiffchaff 6+
Blackcap 2
Golden Plover 30+
Linnet 50+

Park next to the underground reservoir at Lark Hill then continue along main track for c200 yds and view small copse and scrub on the left adjacent to the derelict farm buildings.

Otmoor 22nd September

16:30 - 19:30
1 Marsh Harrier
2 Kingfisher
6 Stonechat
3 Whinchat
50+ Meadow Pipit
1 Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
1 Bittern
40+ Snipe
15 Wigeon
3 Yellow Wagtail
c3500 Starlings in roost
3 Water rail calling
3 Cettis Warbler calling
2 Barn Owl
Wader sp possibly Ruff dropped into Greenaways


Otmoor: 22nd September

PURPLE HERON (juv) Seen in flight twice at Greenaways over a 30 minute period. 13:15.
Marsh Harrier: f.

Richard Marsh

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Kingston Bagpuize: 21st September

Kingston Bagpuize
Peregrine: male. Hunting low North.

Jed Cleeter

Otmoor 21st Sept

PURPLE HERON (juv) still on Greenaways 12:06 (per Pete Roby).

1 Bittern
2 Marsh Harrier (f & j)
1 Hobby
c40 Snipe
2 Water Rail (h)
5 Pintail
6 Wigeon
2 Pochard
2 Raven
A fall of Meadow Pipits. c40
1 Sedge Warbler
1 Whitethroat
3 Cetti's Warbler
10+ Yellow Wagtails
1 Kingfisher
2 Stonechat

(per Mark Merritt, Paul Greenaway, Pete Roby, Andy Last, Badger)

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Kingston Bagpuize: 20th September

Kingston Bagpuize
2 Yellow Wagtail: Flew South.
2 Snipe: Flew East.
2 Hobby: Chasing Swallows.

Jed Cleeter

Otmoor 20th evening

5:30 - 7:40pm

2 barn owl
1 tawny owl (H) Roman road
1 sparrowhawk
2-3 hobby
2 marsh harrier
30+ yellow wagtail going to roost

Approx 3000 starlings in roost.

Chinnor: Cement Works: 15th September

Chinnor: Cement Works
Willow Tit: calling in alders near fishing lake.

Warren Claydon

Otmoor.A.M. 20th September.

1 Whinchat
32+ Wigeon
98 Snipe
1 Marsh Harrier
1 Hobby
3 Cettis (calling)
1 Kingfisher.