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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Port Meadow: 22nd October

Port Meadow
Probable 100 Barnacle Goose: Very distant in flight but what was almost certainly the feral Cat C flock from Farmoor that appeared to land in fields north of the ring-road. 10:30.

Adam Hartley

Rushy Common: 22nd October

Ashford Bridge
26 Skylark: Not been in Oxon much last in 6 weeks. Still searching in vain for a 'local' vismig site. These larks all went S between 10am and 10.50 am. Blogging and feeding larks discounted. SU3815.

Ashford Bridge
18 Red Kite: Line of raptors and ravens up together continuously. 18 Red kites, 5 buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk 3 ravens. SU3815.

Rushy Common
Peregrine: juv. flew low west.

Mick Cunningham

Standlake: 22nd October

Standlake
10 Egyptian Goose: on 3Ts pit.
2 Red-crested Pochard: pair. on Pit 28.
Peregrine: on pylon by Pit 38.
Cetti's Warbler: singing at Pit 60.

Ian Elkins

Baulking Pit: 22nd Oct

Ring Ouzel (m - flight call had me flummoxed until I located the bird!)

C.4000 gulls in the roost, mainly LB-B but YL, GB-B, Herring, Common and B-H all present.

Lark Hill 22nd October

Brambling over
Stonechat pair
c35 Corn Bunting
Sparrowhawk (m)
Barn Owl

Over Norton: 22nd October

Over Norton
Peregrine: fem.

Ian Hobday

Otmoor RSPB 22nd October

Short-eared Owl (apparently also seen yesterday)
Hen Harrier 2 (2ndy m, ringtail)
Bittern 2
Stonechat 10
Whinchat
Marsh Tit 2

(per George Best, Bark et al)

Farmoor Reservoir 22nd October

Cat C Barnacle Geese courtesy of Tezzer


Late Little-ringed Plover courtesy of Dai




Common Scoter 3 F2 off causeway
Little-ringed Plover (juv)
Barnacle Geese c100 again in
field S/W of F2

(per Dai) 09:15



Barnacle Geese courtesy of Tezzer

Sandford-on-Thames: 22nd October

Sandford-on-Thames
2 Raven

D Moden

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Farmoor Reservoir 21st October

Common Scoter 3 F2 off western end of the causeway 12:20
Barnacle Geese 101 in field S/W of F2 and are presumably part of the Cat C population.
Shelduck 3
Rock Pipit 2

(per Andy Last)

Rock Pipit courtesy of Andy Last.

Radley GPs 21st October

Wigeon 6
Gadwall 4
Water Rail 2
Kingfisher 2

(per Eddie McLaughlin)


Returning Wigeon with Coot courtesy of Eddie McLaughlin

Chipping Norton: 19th October

Chipping Norton
Peregrine: SP303252.

Steve Akers

Foxholes BBOWT 21st October

Marsh Tit 8
Treecreeper 1

Cholsey 21st October

No further sign of the Yellow-browed Warbler at Whitehead Meadow by 14:00.

A329 near Moulsford: 21st October

A329 near Moulsford
Brambling: With the Chaffinches, very unexpected. Fem or 1st winter, too brief a view to be precise and, at 12:05, not returned. SU5985. 11:55.

Mike Amphlett

Friday, 20 October 2017

Farmoor: October 20th - Evening

3 Common Scoter - still present at dusk on F2 western end of causeway
1 Ruff
1 Dunlin
1 Little Ringed Plover (reported)
5+ Rock Pipits

Ruff

Kingston Bagpuize: 20th October

20th October

Kingston Bagpuize
2 Hawfinch: Flew up from trees behind Hinds Head Pub and flew West. 10:34.
Peregrine: male. Flew fast South. 08:35.

Jed Cleeter

Cholsey 20th October

Yellow-browed Warbler heard calling several times at Whitehead Meadow near Church Road c17:20 but no further sign by 18:00 (per Paul Chandler).

: 20th October

Shenington Airfield
2 Stonechat: Male and female by old airstrip. 30 golden plover and a snipe flew over SW. SP367434. 10:00.

Steve Holliday

Otmoor.A.M. 20th October.

3 Bittern (7 flights)
1 Marsh Harrier
90+ Golden Plover
30 Redwing
1 Marsh Tit.

Farmoor Reservoir 20th October

Common Scoter 3 (2f) still in S/W corner of F2 13:00

No sign of the Great Skua this morning by 10:07.
Short-eared Owl sat along the causeway

(per Dai)

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Otmoor: RSPB reserve: 19th October

Otmoor: RSPB reserve
3 Stonechat: Male and female seen together near path to first screen. Female very agile; catching airborne insects. Further male seen on path to second screen. SP5613.
2 Marsh Harrier: hunting over reed beds. SP5613.

Suzanne Parrott

Farmoor pm

Great Skua still present at dusk on F2

Also 3 common scoter still

Tom, Gavin

Farmoor: October 19th
























Great Skua on F2

Farmoor Reservoir - 19th Oct

Great Skua found at west end of Farmoor causeway at 12:50 by Peter Law (record shot).


Still present off western bank of F2 14:37 per DL

Also
3 Common Scoter
2 Rock Pipit

Photo courtesy of DL


Otmoor.A.M. 19th October.

1 Hen Harrier (m)
2 Siskin
2 Kingfisher
1 Coal Tit
1 Swallow (over)
1 Raven (over)
1 Marsh Harrier
40+ Golden Plover.

per:  DD. PG.

Farmoor. 19th. October.

5+  Common Scoter.   Southern end of F2.   (Scattered, not in group)
Grey Plover.  Over.

Per.  G.B.   Dai.
Common Scoter. 3 still present. 1.pm.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Farmoor Brent Geese


courtesy of John Workman



Farmoor October 18th 5-6pm

Common Scoter - 1 drake west side of F2
Rock Pipit - 1 near causeway hide
Common Gull - 3 (1 first winter, 2 adult)

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Otmoor.A.M. 18th October.

Dark-bellied Brent Goose.

Farmoor Reservoir 18th October

Brent Geese 6 on west side of F2 12:25 (per Barry Batchelor)
Common Scoter F2 10:54

(per Dai)

Otmoor RSPB 18th October

Brent Goose in front of the first screen c09:00 then flew off (per Paul Greenaway)

Monday, 16 October 2017

Farmoor 16th October.

1 Rock Pipit
10 Barnacle Geese


Aston: October 16th


8 Grey Partridge
1 Peregrine 


Lollingdon Hill: 16th Oct

An early movement of birds over the hill this morning:

c120 Redwing,
3 Fieldfare,
2 Mistle Thrush,
70+ Starling,
60+ Chaffinch,
at least 1 Brambling and 2 Redpoll.

Kingston Bagpuize: 16th October

Kingston Bagpuize
3 Hawfinch: Flew low over the garden towards Kingston Church/House. 09:54.

Jed Cleeter