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Wednesday 21 February 2024

Abingdon 21st February

Waxwing 9 in trees on corner of Dunmore Road and Parsons Mead again at 07:30 and still present 10:17

(per Rhona Davie, Badger) 

Tuesday 20 February 2024

Towersey: 20th February

2 Stonechat: Pair in the paddock south of Penn Farm. SP748043. 14:30.

David Stracey

Childrey Field: 20 February

 1m,1f Stonechat - by the muck heap briefly

Stonechat (f) © Stephen Burch

Mill Lock Henley: 20th February

Mill Lock Henley
2 Grey Wagtail: At lock. SU772817. 14:20.
4 Buzzard: SU772817. 14:20.

Lower Shiplake
2 Egyptian Goose: In flooded field near lock. SU775787. 14:20.

Ralph Watts

Abingdon 20th February

Waxwing 9 on the corner of Parsons Mead & Dunmore Road 14:40 (A.N).

Wootton nr Woodstock: Stratford Bridge: 20th February

Wootton nr Woodstock: Stratford Bridge
2 Stonechat: 1m 1f.
2 Mandarin Duck: 1m 1f flew up from the flooded river.
2 Siskin
Kestrel: f.

Bob Pomfret

Otmoor rspb 20th February

Ruff on Closes
Oystercatcher 2

(per Adam Lake).

Barn Owl Courtesy of Nick Truby.


Monday 19 February 2024

Fyfield Wick: 19th February

Fyfield Wick
3000 Starling: Flew west in 1 flock to roost somewhere- largest flock I've seen in the area to date. 17:36.

Jed Cleeter

Otmoor rspb 19th February

Hen Harrier rt 17:41 (per RBA).

Abingdon 19th February

Waxwing 9 on Boulder Drive 09:25 (M.B)

Bicester Wetland Reserve 19th February

 1 Marsh Harrier 30 second fly through
1 Kingfisher
1 Stonechat
1 Green Sandpiper
15 Snipe

A Peters, S Varney, C Oram

Sunday 18 February 2024

Port Meadow: 18th February

Port Meadow
2 Dunlin
2 Oystercatcher
2 Shelduck
Great White Egret
7 Goosander
8 Pintail

Steve Lavington

Otmoor rspb 18th February

Marsh Harrier 
Oystercatcher 2
Kingfisher 2

(per Mark Chivers).

Grey Heron courtesy of Mark Chivers.

Chipping Norton: 18th February

Chipping Norton
2 Brambling: ad male. Beautifully marked adult males basking in sunshine with three male Chaffinch. SP257286. 13:00.
5 Chaffinch: SP257286. 13:00.
6 Redwing: Feeding on Ivy berries. SP257286. 13:00.
2 Nuthatch: SP257286. 13:00.
10 Skylark: Pairing up and singing over territories on Addlestrop Hill common. SP257286. 13:00.
Raven: Calling over the beech wood. SP257286. 13:00.
5 Buzzard: Displaying and riding high on thermals. SP257286. 13:00.

Steve Akers

Chimney: 18th February

Marsh Harrier: Cream crown type briefly. 16:47.

Mick Cunningham

Cote: 18th February

2 Shelduck: Been here since turn of the year. 16:45.

Mick Cunningham

Chimney: 18th February

6 Chiffchaff: Minimum between Brook Bridge and footbridge in Buckland direction. 16:40.
3 Grey Partridge: i2m 1f. Near crossroads. 16:40.
3 Stonechat: 2 m 1f. Unusual to see 2 male in close company. I thought winter males kept a harem. 16:40.
Merlin: Perched in field. Unsure sex etc. Large pale tips to scans. Nice to see Ben S down there. 16:40.

Mick Cunningham

Bodicote 18th February

5 Waxwings Again Keyser Road in Beech tree sporadically between 10.40-16:00.

Radley 18th February

Waxwing 9 again off Thrupp Lane nr corner of footpath to Audlett Drive 13:33 (A.N).

Farmoor 18th Feb

Great Northern diver
2 greater scaup

Sent from my iPhone

Dix Pit: 18th February

Dix Pit
Marsh Tit: First I've seen here. In mixed tit flock around car park. 12:00.

Simon Bradfield

Henley Road GPs: 18th February

Henley Road GPs
Oystercatcher 11:21.

Marek Walford

Dix Pit Station Harcourt 18th February

Great white Egret 
Goldeneye 9


Abingdon 18th February

Waxwing 9 again on Gibson Close this morning 
(per Rhona Davie, et al).

Saturday 17 February 2024

17 Feb: Cowleaze Wood

 Common Crossbill: c. 15 in larches either side of the main ride SE of car park

Standlake Pit 60: 17th February

Standlake Pit 60
198 Pintail: webs count - all counts prob too low as many ducks in reeds. 16:45.
8 Goldeneye: 5m 4 bh. 16:45.
81 Pochard 16:45.
135 Tufted Duck 16:45.
Gadwall: 67. 16:45.
305 Black-headed Gull 16:45.
Curlew: heard only. 16:45.
Oystercatcher: flew through calling. 16:45.

Mick Cunningham

Chimney: 17th February

Great White Egret: near the cross roads bridge. 16:42.
2 Grey Partridge: usual place near x roads bridge. 16:42.
2 Stonechat: 1m 1f. at x roads by brook. 16:42.
Marsh Harrier: m. at junction with cote road. 16:42.

Mick Cunningham

Northmoor: 17th February

Jack Snipe: With 17 Common snipe. Not worth ending up thigh deep in water! 16:41.

Mick Cunningham

Chimney: Chimney Meadows: 16th February

Chimney: Chimney Meadows
223 Lapwing: Flyover West. 11:00.
3 Grey Partridge 11:00.

Glen Pascoe

Cassington GPs: 17th February

Cassington GPs
38 Pintail 12:45.
120 Shoveler 12:45.
107 Wigeon 12:45.
6 Fieldfare 12:45.

Glen Pascoe

Abingdon 17th February

Waxwing 8 again at Gibson Close 08:47 
(per Andy Last)

Bodicote 17th February

Waxwing 5 again in Beech tree on Keyser Road 13:50 (per Wayne Bull, Edwin Barson).

Friday 16 February 2024

Otmoor rspb 16th February

Hen Harrier rt again hunting the roost.
Marsh Harrier 4
Crane 2

Cranes above & below courtesy of John Workman 

Dix Pit: 16th February

Dix Pit
2 Crane: Flying over the water seen from Devil's Quoits. 13:44.

Daniel Brown

Abingdon 16th February

Courtesan of Rhona Davie.

Waxwings on Gibson Close again at 7:45 am

Andy Last

Courtesy of Rhona Davie.

Standlake Pit 60: 16th February

Standlake Pit 60
224 Pintail 18:36.
6 Dunlin 18:36.

Mick Cunningham

Churn: 16th February

Barn Owl: Possibly 2. 17:15.
8 Linnet 17:15.
Kestrel 17:15.
Grey Partridge: Calling at dusk. 17:15.

J Blunt

Farmoor Reservoir: River Thames: 16th February

Farmoor Reservoir: River Thames
Sparrowhawk: fem. 16:30.

Richard Parsons

Henley Road GPs: 16th February

Henley Road GPs
Oystercatcher 13:00.

Marek Walford

Thursday 15 February 2024

Wytham 15th February

Cattle Egret c25 flew north over the John Krebs Field Stainton 17:00 (J.H).

Aston Rowant - Thursday 15th February 2024

 Stonechat x 2 (m & f), Marsh Tit, Grey Wagtail, Buzzard x 2, Nuthatch, Treecreeper.

Port Meadow: 15th February

Port Meadow
2 Oystercatcher
4 Goosander
Stonechat: male.
5 Pintail

Adam Hartley

Farmoor Reservoir: River Thames: 15th February

Farmoor Reservoir: River Thames
Curlew: Seen and heard calling over shrike meadow. 15:23.

Richard Parsons

Otmoor: 15th February

2 Curlew: Heard over towards the MOD land. 16:20.

John Edwards

RSPB Otmoor, 15 February

Cattle Egret 3 roosting at the 1st screen this morning before flying off NNE at 07:35 
(per Steve Sansom)

Heron 10 (5no. nesting pairs visible from 1st screen)
Curlew 3 (Greenaways)
Dunlin 3 (Noke Sides)
Goldcrest 1
Stonechat 3

Mating herons at the first screen


Bodicote 15th February

5 Waxwing again sat in top of beech tree and also fly catching in Keyser road and still present 13.20. flew off 13.25 in the direction of Adderbury.

Courtesy of Edwin Barson.

Abingdon 15th February

Waxwing 9 again on Gibson Close 07:30- 08:51 atleast (per Andy Last,et al). 

Adderbury 15th February

Waxwing 5 on Tavers Way c07:47 then flew north (per Edwin Barson).