Sightings and Photos

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Otmoor: 23rd July

Marsh Harrier: Viewed from 1st Screen flying from Greenways into Reedbed.
Glossy Ibis: Flew over top of 1st screen from Reedbed to Big Otmoor.
Hobby 2
Little Egret 6
2 Turtle Dove: Viewed on telegraph pole & wires along the closes.

Mark Ribbons

Farmoor 23rd July

                                                           Sanderling courtesey of Andy Last
                                                             Sanderling ad F1 16:48
                                                             Yellow Wagtail 2

                                           (per Phil Barnett, Mark Chivers & Andy Last)

Dunlin courtesey of Mark Chivers

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Cholsey Lollingdon Hill 22nd July

Ring-necked Parakeet (Cholsey)
Redstart 3
Spotted Flycatcher 5
Yellow Wagtail

(per Paul Chandler)

More at Cholsey Wildlife

Farmoor 22nd July

Both pictures courtesey of Stephen Collier

                                           Black-tailed Godwit 25 F1 along causeway 18:17
                                           Wheatear f

                                          (per Stephen Collier)

Otmoor 22nd July

Glossy Ibis on spit viewed from the first screen 18:20 (per Andy Last)

Redstart m Long Meadow
Green Sandpiper 2

(per Phil Barnett)

Grimsbury Reservoir: 22nd July

Little Egret 2

(Mike Pollard)

Both photos courtesey of Mike Pollard
Heart of England Nature

Farmoor 22nd July

1 Black-tailed Godwit
1 Redshank
6 Common Sandpiper
1 Med Gull
 Black-tailed Godwit

The Insomniac Birder

Monday, 21 July 2014

Otmoor. Evening.

Glossy Ibis.
                                "Commuting" between Big Otmoor and the Reedbed.
   Bittern. Flew into Reedbed .                                                        

Farmoor 21st July

Redstart 2 Shrike Meadow c18:16
(per Dai)

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Otmoor: RSPB reserve: 21st July

Marsh Harrier courtesey of Stephen Collier

Glossy Ibis: 1st Screen-far spit.
Marsh Harrier: Female.
Greenshank: Big Otmoor.
3 Green Sandpiper: !st Screen and then Big Otmoor

Stephen Lockey

Charlbury 19th July

Wholly unconfirmed report of a Hoopoe in Forest Court Charlbury
on Saturday evening.

Sent from my iPhone

Garden 0600hrs 21st July

Sparrowhawk♂ with Blackbird taken through the window.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Farmoor 20th July

Mediterranean Gull 2 both juv (per RBA)

Lollingdon Hill 20th July

Redstart m still Lollingdon Hill  Cholsey Wildlife

Chimney: Chimney Meadows: 20th July

Chimney: Chimney Meadows
3 Grasshopper Warbler: m.
3 Tree Sparrow

Mark Merritt

Abingdon 20th July

White Stork flew over south Abingdon heading S/W c18:40 (per The Wicksters)

Farmoor 20th

Little Egret
Common Sandpiper 2
10 Dunlin (Reported earlier in day)

Otmoor 20th July

Glossy Ibis 1st screen a.m
Bittern 2 from 1st screen
Little Egret 10+
Marsh Harrier 2 (1st sum m & imm)
Common Sandpiper
Snipe 10+
Redstart 3 (m f imm)
Yellow Wagtail over

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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Rushey Common 19th July

Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Barn Owl
Little Egrets 6

(per Clackers)

Farmoor 19th

Mediterranean Gull juv

Grimsbury Reservoir: 19th July

Little Egret
Common Sandpiper numbers increased to 8 at 17:45 . 

(per Mark Ribbons & 
Gareth Blockley)

Otmoor 19th July

Bittern Otmoor 18/7 courtesey of H.Cadman

Glossy Ibis came in to roost along the spit viewed from the 1st screen c20:45
Bittern showing well from the 1st screen 20:20
Little Egret 17 in roost from 1st screen
Barn Owl

(per Steve Roby)

Seen from the bridleway mid morning

Marsh Harrier 2
Bittern 1 - interacting with one of the Marsh Harriers
Little Egret 2
Turtle Dove 2 - purring males
Yellow Wagtail 1
Common Snipe 7 - flushed by the first summer male Marsh Harrier

Oddington Flood Field
Green Sandpiper


Farmoor 19th July

Great White Egret probable flying N/E over Wytham Woods at midday
Ringed Plover
No sign of the Black Terns this morning

(per The Wickster)
Spotted Flycatcher courtesey of John Reynolds

Otmoor 19th July

Bittern seen from the 1st screen 08:45 (per Bark).
Green Sandpiper

Friday, 18 July 2014

Farmoor 18th July

Black Tern 2 F2 20:36
Med Gull 2 (both juv)

(per Dai John)
Egyptian Goose Thrupp Lake Radley courtesey of Mark Chivers

Otmoor 18th July

Glossy Ibis came in to roost on spit viewed from the first screen 20:37
Bittern seen twice from the first screen this evening.
Marsh Harrier 2 (1st sum male + juv)
Wigeon 2

(per Phil Barnett)

Nb All roads through Beckley Village are open.
Great crested Grebes Otmoor courtesey of John Reynolds

Grimsbury Reservoir: 18th July

Grimsbury Reservoir
Little Egret: Juvenile.
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail

Gareth Blockley