Sightings and Photos

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Otmoor Guided Dawn Chorus Walk 15th May - see Forthcoming Events Page above.

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Monday, 4 July 2022

Otmoor rspb 4th July

Ruddy Shelduck on Big Otmoor 20:33 (per RBA).

Otmoor - 4th July

22 Black-tailed Godwit - Ashgrave
8 Cattle Egret
Green Sandpiper - Big Otmoor
3 Little Ringed Plover
6 Marsh Harrier - ad m, ad f + 4 juv
8 Oystercatcher
2 Grasshopper Warbler
2 Crane

Otmoor rspb 4th July

Cattle Egret 9 at 13:47 (per RBA).
Quail m 07:55 heard from bridleway across Saunders field (per Barry Batchelor).
Reed Warbler Bicester Wetlands Reserve 
Above & below courtesy of Nick Truby.

Duxford: 4th July

Redshank 16:53.
Reed Warbler 16:53.

John Taylor

Ardley ERF Lagoon: 4th July

Ardley ERF Lagoon
2 Green Sandpiper 13:30.
2 Lapwing 13:30.

Gareth Casburn

Farmoor reservoir

Little tern - present when I left at 11:10. Showed very well along causeway, flying overhead ridiculously close at times.

Common sandpiper - 4
Redshank - 2+
Cuckoo - still singing along the Thames
Common tern - 4

Farmoor Reservoir 4th July

Little Tern over F2 10:41 (per Conor MacKenzie).

Sunday, 3 July 2022

: 3rd July

North cross valley way
Kestrel: fem. This bird has been hanging about the sand martin colony for a few days-often perching above it. At about 5pm it was clinging to the entrance of one of the nest tunnels being 'mobbed' by the sm's.It didn't seem to get when I was there-about 40mins. SP368084. 17:00.

John Pimm

Leafield: 3rd July

Hobby: Hunting over Natural Burial Ground. 14:15.
3 Raven 14:15.

Jed Cleeter

Otmoor rspb 3rd July

Black-tailed Godwit c18 2nd screen c18:00 
(per Luke O'Byrne et al).

Above & below courtesy of Luke O'Byrne.

Port Meadow 3rd July

Little Tern briefly by the bridge over the Thames at the southern end then flew south (D.W).
No further sign by 15:34.

Cattle Egret Otmoor rspb courtesy of Luke O'Byrne.


Standlake Pit 60: 3rd July

Standlake Pit 60
Hobby 15:26.
Marsh Harrier 15:26.

James Pettipher

Blenheim Park 3rd July

Cattle Egret on Queens Pool 12:50 (per RBA)

Otmoor: SE: 3rd July

Otmoor: SE
3 Cattle Egret: Adults with the cow's SE corner of Greenways. 13:15.

Simon Ramm

Standlake pit 60: 3rd July

Bittern 1
Great White Egret 1
Cattle Egret 7, pit 38 then flew to Chimney
Grasshopper Warbler 1

Otmoor rspb 3rd July

Cattle Egret 4 with cattle on Greenaways 
(per RBA).

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Longworth: 1st July

2 Spotted Flycatcher: At least 2 adults and possibly juvs too at Church end of Church Lane. 14:15.

Jed Cleeter

Chinnor: Cement Works: 2nd July

Chinnor: Cement Works
3 Little Ringed Plover: 3 Adult birds. 4 chicks still being sheltered by one of the adults on the nest site. SU749996. 11:07.
2 Oystercatcher: 2 adults and a juvenile bird. SU749996. 11:07.

Jez March

Bicester Wetland Reserve 2nd July

10 Green Sandpiper (9 at the Cattle Bridge Pool)
5 Lapwing
4 Teal
1 female Gadwall plus 4 juvs

Key Holder Reserve

Alan Peters 

Friday, 1 July 2022

Farmoor Reservoir 1st July

Little Tern (per Dave Murphy) still present on F2 15:44 (per Conor MacKenzie).

All photos courtesy of Bryan Manston.

Tar Lakes: 1st July

Tar Lakes, Rushy Common
Cuckoo: male. Seen not heard. 19:30.

Richard Catling

Henley-on-Thames: 1st July

1st July

Egyptian Goose: On boat slipway with mallards. 12:30.
2 Common Tern: On Regatta course watching boat racing. 13:30.

Ralph Watts

Events in July

As the birding slows for the summer, we will return with the combined June & July highlights at the start of August. In the meantime there are still some great local talks and exhibitions to enjoy, details below. It is also an opportunity to thank Conor MacKenzie for compiling the monthly write-ups & Peter Barker who creates all of our superb headers throughout the year, from the wonderful photos taken by our local toggers.


Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Chinnor: Cement Works: 29th June

Chinnor: Cement Works
2 Little Ringed Plover: 2 adults and 4 chicks. SU751994. 20:00.
3 Oystercatcher: 2 resident adults with a juvenile. A third bird arrived for approx 30 mins before flying off heading north. SU751994. 20:00.

Jez March

Chimney: 29th June

3 Cattle Egret 11:19.

Denis Kennedy

2 of the 3 courtesy of Denis Kennedy.

Upper Grove Mill, Bodicote 29th June

1 Spotted flycatcher on wires around water mill house. SP4527637138

: 29th June

Moulsford, Halfpenny Lane
Yellow Wagtail: Flew low across the lane N>S, and perched atop the pea-crop. SU5884. 08:20.

Mike Amphlett