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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Otmoor.A.M. 25th June.

2 Marsh Harrier
1 Hen Harrier (poss juv male)
2 Water Rail (1+ chick)
Quail (called from Closes)
2 Hobby
2 Oystercatcher.

: 25th June

Chinnor Quarry
Common Tern: SU750997.

Jez March

Friday, 23 June 2017

A329 near Moulsford: 23rd June

A329 near Moulsford
Corn Bunting: Perched on fence post, then singing from nr Silly bridge, prob same bird. SU5885. 09:30.

Mike Amphlett
23rd June Bicester Wetland Reserve

3 Green Sandpipers (new hide)
4 Heron
1 Oystercatcher
Tufted Duck with 8 new ducklings
40 Black-headed Gulls

key holder reserve
Alan Peters

Thursday, 22 June 2017

A329 near Moulsford: 22nd June

A329 near Moulsford
Corn Bunting: Male in full song atop a hawthorn, just S of silly bridge. SU5885. 09:30.

Mike Amphlett

Farmoor 22nd June

Otmoor Thursday 22nd am

Quail calling from Closes heard from bridleway 50m from hide (per PG and Dave Doc)

Farmoor Reservoir 22nd June

Ruddy Shelduck on F2 near the toilet block 10:10 (per Dai)

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Otmoor Wednesday 21 June, a.m.

1 Bittern
2 Marsh Harrier
1 Cuckoo
1 Turtle Dove
6 Common Tern
1 Hobby
1 Kestrel
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 Green Woodpecker
3 Little Egret
1 Curlew (heard)

Swallow at Otmoor

Grimsbury Reservoir: 21st June

4 (possibly 5) Yellow-legged Gulls

per JFT

: 21st June

Balscote Quarry Reserve
Common Tern: SP3942.

Balscote Quarry Reserve
2 Little Grebe: SP3942.

Balscote Quarry Reserve
2 Little Ringed Plover: SP3942.

Roger Evans

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

A329 near Moulsford: 20th June

A329 near Moulsford
Corn Bunting: Male singing atop a hawthorn nr Silly bridge. SU5985. 09:30.

Mike Amphlett

Grimsbury Reservoir: 20th June

Yellow-legged Gull

per John Friendship-Taylor

Monday, 19 June 2017

Tadpole Bridge: 17th June

Tadpole Bridge
3 Reed Warbler: male. Singing along Thames, first half mile downstream of the Trout Inn.

Jed Cleeter

Otmoor 19th June


Marsh Harrier
Turtle Dove
2 Oystercatcher
Lesser Whitethroat
2 Cetti's Warbler
12 Common Tern

North Oxon 19th June

Spotted Flycatcher courtesy of JR