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Monday, 5 December 2016

Otmoor: Pill Ground: 5th December

Otmoor: Pill Ground
Barn Owl

Barry Batchelor

Otmoor. 5th December.

3. Bittern.
4. Stonechat.
4. White Fronted Geese.
Marsh Harrier. (f.)
Hen Harrier. (ringtail)
3. Cetti's Warbler.
4. Song Thrush.
Approx.  500 Wigeon.
Large numbers of Field Fare and redwing.
Snipe, feeding on Closes.
Per.  P.G.  T.S.

Field Fare.

Didcot Landfill - 4th December

Caspian Gull 3 (two 1st winters and a 2nd w). One of the 1st winters was the same bird Adam saw on Port Meadow last week. All left in the direction of Farmoor/Port Meadow. (No access to Didcot Landfill)

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Otmoor.A.M. 4th December.

Hen Harrier courtesy of Paul Brennan

3 Bittern
1 Marsh Harrier
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail)
2 Peregrine (P.Brennan)
Fieldfare (in the hundreds).

per P B.  &  P G.

Bittern courtesy of Paul Brennan

Devil's Punchbowl: 4th December

Devil's Punchbowl
2 Raven
Stonechat: fem.

Anthony Cheke

Blewbury 4th Dec

Corn Bunting

No sign of Great Grey Shrike Woodway/Churn by 12:27

Grey Partridge 5
Raven 4
Stonechat 3
Corn Bunting c15
Yellowhammer 40+
Fieldfare c200
Redwing c100
Starlng c700

(Andy Last, Badger)


Standlake, 4th Dec

Great White Egret, 1 at pit 38
RC Pochard 207 at pit 28
Goosander 7 at pit 27
Snipe 2 at pit 60
Pintail 1 at pit 60
Jay Bicester Wetlands Reserve courtesy of Nick Truby

Foxholes 4th December

Woodcock 3
Common Raven 1

Farmoor Dec 4th

Waxwing - 1 south over main car park at 8:15

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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Churn 3rd December

GREAT GREY SHRIKE on the Ridgeway above Churn 14:30 SU527824.

Jan Haseler

Port Meadow 3rd December

Caspian Gull (adult) this afternoon (per Phil Barnett).

Harwell 3rd December

GREAT GREY SHRIKE Harwell at 15:23
Short-eared Owl 7

(per RBA)


Water Rail showing extremely well at feeders
Green Sandpiper
Little Egret
Teal 60+
Lots common birds at feeders

Otmoor RSPB 3rd December

Hen Harrier 2 (both ringtails) this morning (per RBA)

Friday, 2 December 2016

Otmoor.A.M. 2nd December,

Water Rail.
2 Marsh Harrier
2+ Bittern
7 Water Rail (H & S)
4 Goldcrest
1 Raven (over).

Standlake 2nd December

GREAT WHITE EGRET on Pit 10 adjacent to the West Oxon Sailing Club 08:30
(per Dave Doherty)

Belated report of Great White Egret yesterday at Baulking Pit.
(per Barry Hudson)

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Stanford-in-the-Vale: 1st December

Merlin: Fem/Imm on an Alder tree half a mile out of village on A417 towards Challow Station. Per Josh Cleeter. 07:35.

Jed Cleeter

Dix Pit, 1st December, pm

Great White Egret  flew from Dix towards Standlake area


Otmoor Thursday 01 December

Marsh Harrier          1 (reed bed)
Bittern                      3 reported.  (2 over reed bed, 1 on Greenaways)
Stonechat                 4 (Greenaways)
Green Woodpecker  1 (first screen)
Water Rail                1 (first screen)
Grey Wagtail            1
Wigeon                     500 + (Big Otmoor)
Yellowhammer         2 (Hide)
Cetti's Warbler          3 at least (various)
Meadow Pipit           6 (Greenaways)
Bullfinch                   5 (Car Park Field)
Great Spotted Woodpecker

Redwing along Bridleway
Snipe on Greenaways

1st December: Thames towpath near Lower Radley

5 Lesser Redpoll

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

: 30th November

Woodcock: at dusk. SP489417.

Michael Hunt

Otmoor. 30th. November.

2. Marsh Harrier.
4. White Fronted Geese.
Approx. 450 Wigeon.
2. Bittern.
Per.  P.G.   T.S.
White Fronted Geese.

Rushey Common area, 30th November

Tar Lakes
2 possibly 3 Green Sandpiper
Green Woodpecker

Conveyor Belt Lake

Sand Martin Lake
4 Snipe


30th November: Stanton St. John

ROSE-COLOURED STARLING reported at 11 a.m. on RBA but no further sign by 14:50 (Badger, Tezzer,Oz) About 1.5 miles ENE of Stanton St. John along the bridleway that runs south of the road junction to Horton cum Studely. About here

If anyone knows any more details of this then we'd be keen to hear them.