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Monday, 20 October 2014

20th October Rushey Common

Barn Owl
Common Gull
Greater Black Backed Gull
late afternoon
Keith Clack

Otmoor. Evening. 20th. October.

Marsh Harrier at Starling roost.

Grey Heron.
Starling roost.  15,000 approx.   Good display.
Pied Wagtail.    150. approx also roosting in reedbed.
Marsh Harrier.
Water rail.
Stonechat.   9. on path to second screen.

Supper time.
Per. R.L.  T.S.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Wytham Wood: 19th October

19th October

Wytham Wood

15th October

Tackley: Sturdy's Castle
Barn Owl

Nick Suckling

19th October Oxford

2 Ravens by St. Mary's Church in central Oxford this morning

per Liam Langley

Farmoor Oct 19th (08;15-11:30)

Garden Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 2 (male and female)
Chiffchaff - 4
Stonechat - 1 male
Rock Pipit - 1
Red Necked Grebe - 1 (NW corner of F1)
Jack Snipe - 1
Shoveler - female on F1

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Otmoor 18th Early Morning

Marsh Harrier 1
Cetti's Warbler (h) at second screen
Golden Plover

Marsh Harrier picture
courtesy of John Reynolds.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Abingdon: Abingdon Bridge: 17th October

Abingdon: Abingdon Bridge
Peregrine: Flew over going south.

Jonathan Mercer

Otmoor.A.M. 17th October.

1 Marsh Harrier (F)
1 Kingfisher
300+ Golden Plover
1 Cettis Calling 2nd screen
1 Cettis calling by W. Hide (per C.W.)
C. 120 Wigeon

Per P.R. R&L E. C.W. P.G.

Farmoor 17th October

Red-necked Grebe courtesy of Jon Mercer

Red-necked Grebe
Rock Pipit 2+
Stonechat 2

(per Dai)

4 Meadow Pipits

Liam Langley

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Farmoor Reservoir: 16th October

Farmoor Reservoir
2 Rock Pipit: hunting for insects on grass by the circular pits/main Thames Water buildings.

Stephen Akers

Otmoor.A.M. 16th October.

                                                            Bittern (per John Reynolds)
                                                            Short-eared Owl Noke Farm (per Neil Hammatt)
                                                            Marsh Harrier (per John Reynolds)
                                                            1 Merlin (F. Reedbeds)
                                                            2 Peregrine (per RSPB)
                                                            Sparrowhawk (per J.R)

                                                                     C. 150 Lapwing
                                                                    15 Redwing (over).

All photos courtesy of John Reynolds.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Farmoor 15th October

Common Tern 
This late Common Tern juv has lost its outer primaries

Grimsbury Reservoir: 15th October

Grimsbury Reservoir
Mediterranean Gull: 2w. with gathering of c.200 Black Headed Gull at dusk.

John Friendship-Taylor

Otmoor 15th October

400+ Golden Plover
Snipe 12+
Redwing flying over
Water Rail
Wigeon c40

Farmoor Reservoir: Farmoor I: 15th October

(c) Stephen Lockey

Red-necked Grebe
Rock Pipit 4
Kingfisher 2

Stephen Lockey

Tar Lakes/Rushy Common 15th Oct

Osprey in dead tree adjacent to Tar Lakes until 13:15
then flew S/W (per Keith Clack).

Redwing 400+ over in small groups.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Grimsbury Res 14th October

One of Two Great Skuas courtesy of Mike Pollard

Great Skua 2 birds flew through c18:00 heading west.
Little Gull
Little Owl (h)

(per Mike Pollard)

More at Nature in the Heart of England

Redwings 14th October

Courtesy of Paul Chandler more at Cholsey Wildlife

                               Redwing 120 Middleton Cheney (M.H)
                               Redwing 3 Henley at Drawback Hill (G.B)
                               Redwing 2 Grimsbury Reservoir (G.B)
                               Redwing 15 over Wheatley (A.L)
                               Redwing 60+ over Wantage (M.M)
                               Redwing up to 400 this morning out at Lollingdon Hill
                               Also Numbers of Blackbird and Song Thrush present (T.W)
                               Fieldfare over Wantage (M.M)

Otmoor: RSPB reserve: 14th October

Otmoor: RSPB reserve
25 Golden Plover
4 Redwing

RSPB Otmoor

Farmoor 14th October

6 Little Gulls adults, 1 Little Tern adult, 2 Common Terns 1st w, 6 Rock Pipits, 1 Wheatear, 1 Red-necked Grebe and Redwings overhead.
Rock Pipit
Rock Pipit
Little Gull
Red-necked Grebe

Pit 60 Standlake 14th October

Great Skua today Standlake at Pit 60
then flew south (per Brian Wyatt)
Pintail 7

Lollingdon; 14th Oct

Short-eared Owl drifted over moving west.

More on Cholsey Wildlife