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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Cassington GP's 31st March

Long-tailed Duck fem still 15:15.
Park in Yarnton on Church Lane
& follow bridleway past cemetery
and under railway bridge to view pit
on the right.

(per Gareth Blockley)

Farmoor Res 31st March

Red-necked Grebe F2 off western bank at 11:12 (per Terry Sherlock).

Monday, 30 March 2015

Farmoor Res 30th March

Red necked Grebe F2
Red-crested Pochard 2

(per RBA)

Otmoor: RSPB reserve: 30th March

Otmoor: RSPB reserve
Jack Snipe
Marsh Harrier

RSPB Otmoor

Port Meadow: 30th March

Port Meadow
12 Shelduck 16:00.
2 Oystercatcher 16:00.
3 Redshank 18:00
9 Golden Plover 18:00

Mary Gregory & Adam Hartley

Cassington GP's 30th March

Long-tailed Duck fem 13:32
From Yarnton park on Church Lane
and follow Bridleway past cemetery and under railway bridge
to view pit on right.
Please keep to public rights of way.


Mere End Down: 30th March



Record shots of a distant brunching Merlin

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Standlake, 29th March

Rock Pipit, 1 pit 60
Sand Martin, 14 pit 27
Goosander, 2 each pits 27, 28 and 29
RC Pochard, 7 pit 27
Oystercatcher 4-5
Wigeon 69
Teal, Gadwall, Shoveler in small numbers
Goldeneye 2

Farmoor Reservoir 29th March

Courtesy of Jon Mercer


                               Red-necked Grebe off S/W bank of F2 at 17:15 (per RBA)

                               Mike Youngman

Grimsbury Reservoir: 29th March

Grimsbury Reservoir
Little Ringed Plover: Only briefly. Came in from NE and left SW.

Gareth Blockley

Grimsbury Birds

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Farmoor 28th pm

Courtesy of Mark Chivers


                                Red necked grebe on south side of f2 and showing well
                                Sand Martin 4
                                Meadow pipit on causeway

Courtesy of Mark Chivers

Bicester Wetlands

Sand Martin 3 at 12.20pm over works and scrape flew South

Cassington GP's 28th March

Long-tailed Duck fem on pit adjacent to the A40. Park on Church Lane Yarnton and follow bridleway past cemetery and under railway bridge to view pit on right.
Please keep to public rights of way (per RBA)

Farmoor 28th March

Red-necked Grebe F2 and showing well (per RBA)
Rock Pipit

Friday, 27 March 2015

Great Tit Standlake courtesy of Jim Hutchins

Port Meadow: 27th March

Port Meadow
3 Redshank
9 Shelduck
2 Oystercatcher
2 Pintail

Adam Hartley

Devil's Punchbowl: 27th March

Devil's Punchbowl
Short-eared Owl 17:10.

Colin Vickers

Harwell Lab: 27th March




















Ring Ouzel at Harwell Lab this lunchtime.

Cropredy: 27th March

Cropredy
Raven

Michael Hunt

Farmoor Reservoir 27th March





Red-necked Grebe F2 14:15
(per Ralph Watts)
Kittiwake F1 12:54
(per Barry Bachelor)

Sandwich Tern late afternoon.

Photo courtesy of John Reynolds




Otmoor. 27th March.

2 Little-ringed Plover (Big Otmoor)
1 Marsh Harrier (Reedbeds)
1 Raven (over)
1 Curlew (calling).

More at Otmoor Birding

Chiffchaff Standlake courtesy of Jim Hutchins

Aston: 27th March

Aston
2 Tree Sparrow: Pair on the feeder in the garden - also checking out the nestbox ...... 07:00.

J Dexter

Oxford 27th March

Oxford:Churchill Hospital
Chiffchaff: Singing. SP541057.

Nick Suckling

Farmoor. Morning. 27th March.

Red-crested Pochards courting.
Red Necked Grebe.   Present 10.30am.  F2.
Oyster Catcher.
Rock Pipit.
Barn Owl.
Sand Martin.   5.
Goldeneye.   Several.

Per. Dai and Tezzer.

Cassington GP's 27th March

Long-tailed Duck fem 09:47 on Pit adjacent to the A40.
Walk to the pit from Church lane Yarnton.
Follow Bridleway past cemetery and under railway bridge
to view pit on right.
Please keep to public rights of way.

(per Keith Clack)

Farmoor 27th March

Red-necked Grebe still on F2 c08.15

Grimsbury Reservoir: 27th March

Grimsbury Reservoir
2 Little Ringed Plover: Early morning, left high to the north.

Gareth Blockley

Grimsbury Birds

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Farmoor 26th March

Red-necked Grebe still present at 17:00 (per D.Norris)

2 Rock Pipit littoralis, and several Meadow Pipit
Rock Pipit littoralis

Meadow Pipit

Avocet
Avocet

Cassington GPs: 26th March

Long-tailed Duck fem 10:00 on Pit adjacent to the A40.
Walk to the pit from Church lane Yarnton.
Follow Bridleway past cemetery and under railway bridge towards
A40 to view pit on right.
Keep to public rights of way.

(John Gough)

Lower Radley 26th March

No sign of the 2 adult Whooper Swans just north of Radley College Boathouse this afternoon.

(per Phil Barnett)

Port Meadow: 26th March

Port Meadow
Little Ringed Plover 13:00.
5 Redshank 13:00.
2 Oystercatcher 13:00.
12 Shelduck 13:00.

Steven Lavington

Farmoor Res - 26th March

Courtesy of Dai

An Avocet along the causeway at 9.am (per Dai John).
Red-necked Grebe still on F2

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Farmoor Reservoir 25th March

Summer plumaged Red-necked Grebe please view at 1080 HD


Red-necked Grebe still present along the Western & S/W banks of F2 at Dusk (Badger)
Rock Pipit 2 along causeway early evening mobile (per Dai)
Mediterranean Gull 2 adults in the roost (per NJH)
Kingfisher

Port Meadow: 25th March

Port Meadow
11 Shelduck
2 Oystercatcher
4 Redshank

Adam Hartley

Otmoor 25th March.

1 Marsh Harrier (Reedbeds)
1 Peregrine (over)
1 Ringed Plover (Noke Sides)
2 Curlew (Flood Field)
2 Oystercatcher (Ashgrave)
2 Raven (over).
Long-tailed Tit nest.

Cassington GP's 25th March

Long-tailed Duck on Pit adjacent to the A40 at 12:27.
Park at the end of Church Lane in Yarnton.
Follow Bridleway past cemetery and under railway bridge towards
A40 to view pit on right.
Keep to public rights of way.

(per JT)