Sightings and Photos

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Pond dipping at Rushy Common; OOS - The Passenger Pigeon. See Forthcoming Talks for details

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Stonesfield: Stonesfield Common: 23rd August

Stonesfield: Stonesfield Common
11 Whitethroat
Garden Warbler
2 Reed Bunting
3 Blackcap
Swift: Crawley.
Hobby: New Yatt.

Paul Wren

Friday, 22 August 2014

Didcot landfill - 22nd August

Two juv/1st winter Caspian Gulls in the landfill today (no general access) one of them the bird Nic had at Farmoor on Sunday.

Otmoor: Noke Farm: 22nd August

Otmoor: Noke Farm

Stephen Lockey

Otmoor.A.M. 22nd August.

Spotted Flycatcher.
1 Marsh Harrier
2 Blackwit
3 Kingfisher
1 Dunlin
1 Green Sandpiper
2 Greenshank
1 Sparrowhawk

Saunders Ground:
  2+ Spotted Flycatcher.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Devil's Punchbowl: 21st August

Devil's Punchbowl
2 Whinchat
2 Wheatear
5 Yellow Wagtail
120 Linnet
Hobby: Put the linnets up. Made a half-hearted attempt at a couple but left empty-taloned.

Mark Merritt

Otmoor 21st August P.M.

Greenaways Scrapes
2 Greenshank
1 Green Sandpiper
1 Juv Dunlin (I think this is the bird that was thought to be a possible Little Stint)
1 Juv Cuckoo (still being fed opposite the scrapes on Greenaways)

Port Meadow: 21st August

Port Meadow
Spotted Flycatcher: Along the Castle Mill Stream with roving feeding flock.

Adam Hartley

Otmoor 1st screen midday 21st Aug

Probable Little Stint on far spit.
Any pictures would be welcomed.

Weds 20th August Otmoor Noke End

5 Whinchats
2 Wheatears

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Grimsbury Reservoir: 20th August

Grimsbury Reservoir
Common Sandpiper
3 Common Tern: 1 adult, 2 juveniles - juveniles ringed.

Gareth Blockley

Otmoor 20th August.

Grot Shot Spot Red.

Marsh Harrier
Yellow Wagtail 4
Whinchat 5 Noke Farm
Swift 2

Spotted Redshank 2 1st screen 10:25 but no further sign by early evening

Black-tailed Godwit 2
Green Sandpiper


Lollingdon Hill 20th August

Redstart m still
Yellow Wagtail 2
Hobby 4

(per Paul Chandler)

More at Cholsey Wildlife

Farmoor 20th August

Common Gull 1Juv
Mediterranean Gull 2 Juv
Dunlin 4
Common Sandpiper 2
Ringed Plover 1
Swift 20+
Hobby 1

Rushey Common 20th August

Ruff (juv)
Common Sandpiper 5
Green Sandpiper 3
Chiffchaff c10

(per Clackers)

Sent from my iPhone

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Otmoor 19th August

2. Black Tailed Godwit.
8. Yellow Wagtail.
2 Marsh Harrier.
2 Hobby
Green Sandpiper.
2 Greenshank.
Water Rail
Redstart 2 along path to 2nd scn (per Pete Roby)
Whinchat 4 Noke Farm (per Pete Roby)
Mistle Thrush.   Saunders Field.
Tawny Owl.  (m. and f.).  Calling; Morleys.

Per.  R.l., P.B., T.S. J,R

Whitethroat & Greenshank 
photos courtesey of John Reynolds

Port Meadow: Burgess Field Nature Park: 19th August

Port Meadow: Burgess Field Nature Park
Redstart: ad male. The other bird may well have still been around.

Adam Hartley

Monday, 18 August 2014

Farmoor Roost - 18th August

Rather a small roost. No sign of last nights Caspian Gull but 2 moulting juvenile Mediterranean Gulls

Port Meadow: Burgess Field Nature Park: 18th August

Port Meadow: Burgess Field Nature Park
2 Redstart: ad & 1w male.
Hobby, 1 flew over

Adam Hartley
Dunlin 1 of 3 Farmoor 18th Aug courtesey of Mark Chivers

Otmoor.A.M. 18th August.

1 Green Sandpiper
1 Greenshank
1 L.R.Plover
1 Marsh Harrier (Ad F.)
1 Cuckoo (juv)
1 Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
2 Whinchat

 3 Black-tailed Godwit
 1 Marsh Harrier (juv M.)
     per Jack Davies.

17 Yellow Wagtail Islip
On community hall playing field
(per M.Hunt)

Kestrel Otmoor courtesey
of John Reynolds.
Spotted Flycatcher Harwell Woods 18th Aug courtesey of Stephen Collier

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Port Meadow 17th August

2 Whinchat on the Meadow
1 Common Redstart along the towpath

both per James Evry

Farmoor Roost - 17th August 2014

Juvenile/1stw Caspian Gull in roost + 3 juvenile/1stw Mediterranean Gulls

Otmoor. 17th. August.


Greenshank. (Greenaways)
Green Sandpiper 2
Little Ringed Plover (Greenaways)
Black-tailed Godwit 2 1st scn
Snipe 20+
Water Rail 1st scn
From the First Screen.

Marsh Harriers. 2 (flying together)
Peregrine (per Mike Pollard)
Hirundines predominately House Martins c200 Swift 5+
Redstart. (f).  From path to second screen.
Whinchat 3 Noke Farm (per Peter Law et el)
Yellow Wagtail 2+

Per. the Otmoor M.

Redstart courtesey of Andy Last

Full weekend wildlife round-up tomorrow on

Grimsbury Reservoir: 17th August

Common Sandpiper
4 Yellow Wagtail (1 ad)
(per Clive Payne)

6 Swifts
40+ hirundines (fairly even mix)

Balscote Quarry 15th August

3 Greenshank (per logbook)
Also up to 17 Tree Sparrows recently

North Oxon Little Owl Family August

Little Owl family
In North Oxfordshire
Courtesey of John Reynolds with special thanks 
to Winston Churchill for all of his help.

Lark Hill 17th August

Whinchat (f)
Wheatear (juv)
150+ Linnet