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Friday, 19 December 2014

Port Meadow 19th December


Black-tailed Godwit 3
Redshank 5
Shelduck 2
Wigeon c500
Teal c300
Pintail (m)
Shoveler c20
Great black backed Gull





Sandford-on-Thames: River Thames: 19th December

Sandford-on-Thames: River Thames
Cetti's Warbler

D Moden

Otmoor.A.M. 19th December.

  Big Otmoor:
 Pintail: male (per Joe Harris)
C.1000 Golden Plover
450+ Lapwing.
    Greenaways:
C. 500 Golden Plover
750+ Lapwing
19 Snipe
    Reedbeds:
15 Snipe
17 Pochard
2 Kingfisher
    Car park field:
5 Yellowhammer.

  per P R.  C W. P G.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Otmoor: RSPB reserve: 17th December

Otmoor: RSPB reserve
Merlin: Flew in front of Wetland Watch hide.

RSPB Otmoor

Otmoor.A.M. 18th December.

15+ Snipe (Reedbeds)
C. 1000 Lapwing (Big Otmoor)
300+ Golden Plover (Big Otmoor)
1 Pr Stonechat.

Foxholes BBOWT 18th December

Woodcock 2
Marsh Tit 2
Nuthatch 3
Goldcrest 2
Sparrowhawk 1

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Port Meadow: 17th December

Port Meadow
4 Yellow-legged Gull: 3 ad & 3w.
2 Pintail: male.

Adam Hartley

Harwell Laboratory: Rutherford Laboratory: 17th December

Harwell Laboratory: Rutherford Laboratory
Peregrine: Drifting South. 15:00.

Mark Merritt

Rushey Common area 17th December am

Chiffchaff x2
Lapwings c95
Sparrowhawk

Clackers

Otmoor.A.M. 17th December.

1 Kingfisher (Reedbeds)
18 Snipe (Reedbeds)
1 Stonechat (Ashgrave)
1 Ross's Goose feral (Greenaways)
C. 400 Lapwing (Big Otmoor)
C. 550 Golden Plover (Big Otmoor).

Grimsbury Reservoir: 17th December

Grimsbury Reservoir
Goosander: drk.

Gareth Blockley

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Otmoor 16th December



Great starling display tonight between 3.35 and 4.05. estimated 70,000+ birds in the roost.
Woodcock 2 out of Morleys 4.35

(per Terry Tossell & Ron Louch)

The walk to the first screen takes twenty to thirty minutes from the car park and the paths can be muddy so wellingtons are recommended. When the Starlings do decide to 'dance' it can be anytime from 15:00 on wards. Weekends can be busy and the car park is small so, if possible a visit during the week might be preferable.
Part of the large Linnet flock currently at the Devil's Punchbowl
Courtesy of Mr Merritt.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Port Meadow: 15th December

Port Meadow
Redshank
2 Pintail: male.
Yellow-legged Gull: ad.

Adam Hartley

Otmoor A.M. 15th December.

Light Buzzard, possible Juvenile.


C.1000 Lapwing (Big Otmoor)
25 Golden Plover (Big Otmoor)
5 Yellowhammer ( CP field)
2 Stonechat (Noke End).
1 Merlin (M. Otmoor Lane).

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Ewelme: Cress beds: 14th December

Ewelme: Cress beds
Green Sandpiper 10:00.

Thomas Stevenson

LWV Pit 27: 14th December

LWV Pit 27
Smew: male.
10 Red-crested Pochard

LWV Pit 38
Green Sandpiper
Little Egret
Grey Wagtail

Victoria Wren

Numbered Map of Standlake Pits

Otmoor 14th Dec evening

Peregrine
10+ snipe

Estimated 40k starlings again and a good display this evening!



Please view at 720p or 1080p HD

Eds:The walk to the first screen takes twenty to thirty minutes from the car park and the paths can be muddy so wellingtons are recommended. When the Starlings do decide to 'dance' it can be anytime from 15:00 on wards. Weekends can be busy and the car park is small so, if possible a visit during the week might be preferable. 

Grimsbury Reservoir: 14th December

Grimsbury Reservoir
Willow Tit: By the river past the railway, in scrub around the Alders.

Banbury: Spital Farm Lake
3 Chiffchaff

Gareth Blockley

Dorchester 14th December

Long-tailed Duck (f) on the Allen Pit 14:25
The Allen Pit is on the opposite side of the Abingdon Road to the southern end of the Sailing Club lake.
Park infont of the two large rusty metal gates and walk across waste ground to view the pit to
the left  Here

Egyptian Goose 2 on Sailing Club Lake

 
Female Long-tailed Duck Please view at 720p

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Saturday 13th December pm

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Short eared owls (c) Stephen Burch

Saturday morning - Harwell

Fieldfare
Redwing

(c) Stephen Burch

Dix Pit: 13th December

Dix Pit
3 Pintail: 2m 1f. 12:30.

Anthony Cheke

The Ridgeway - Devil's Punch Bowl 13 December


Short-eared Owl


Three Short-eared Owls this evening.
Grey Wagtail

©Roger Wyatt

Otmoor 13th dec pm

Bearded Tit (per Steve Roby)
Peregrine 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Kingfisher 1
Raven 2
Snipe 17+ in front of first screen
est 40k starlings in roost. Most filtered straight down into reeds though.

Dorchester: Sailing Club Pit (Dorchester Lagoon): 13th December

Dorchester: Sailing Club Pit (Dorchester Lagoon)
Long-tailed Duck: f. viewed from public highway to S of club gate. SU573952. 09:23.
2 Egyptian Goose: SU573952. 09:23.

Peter Law