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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Otmoor.A.M. 22nd February.

Stonechat courtesy of Eddie McLaughlin



















3+ Marsh Harrier
2 Peregrine
1 Sparrowhawk
1 Bittern
1 Curlew (h)
1 Little Grebe
5+ Stonechat.


Our long staying Great White Egrets

Present at Standlake Common from last summer

Courtesy of Derek Latham

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Otmoor RSPB 21st February

Hen Harrier r/t
Marsh Harrier 3
Peregrine
White-fronted Goose 4 (per Peter Law)

(per Eddie McLaughlin)

Peregrine courtesy of Eddie McLaughlin

Monday, 20 February 2017

Chipping Norton: 20th February

Chipping Norton
Stonechat: m . 10:00.

Steve Akers

Otmoor.A.M. 20th February.

2 Shelduck.



















2 Marsh Harrier (m&f)
1 Peregrine (f)
3 Curlew
6 White-fronted Geese
2 Barnacle Geese
4 Shelduck
2 Bar-headed Geese (Juv)
1 Sparrowhawk
4 Red-legged Partridge.

per  P.R. & P.G.

Feral Barnacle Goose (with Lover).

Port Meadow: 20th February

Port Meadow WeBS Count
660 Wigeon
454 Teal
Gadwall: m.
57 Shoveler
9 Pintail
4 Shelduck
9 Lapwing
4 Oystercatcher
Grey Heron
5 Moorhen
51 Greylag Goose
3 Hybrid Goose
5 Redshank
740 Black-headed Gull
50 Lesser Black-backed Gull
2 Herring Gull
Common Gull
Mute Swan

Adam Hartley

Bicester Wetlands Reserve 20th February

Bicester Wetland Reserve 20th February

3 Little Egret
3 Heron
13 Shoveler
8 Gadwall
53 Teal
30 Canada Geese
1 Little Grebe
1 Sparrowhawk

Alan Peters
key holder reserve

Blenheim Park 20th February

Pintail 7
Pochard 18
Little Egret 2
Cetti's Warbler

(per Dave Doherty)

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Great Bourton 19th February

Courtesy of Sonia Richardson

























c10 Waxwing in gardens in Great Bourton today (per Sonia Richardson).

Otmoor 19th Febuary

Possible Jack Snipe in flight over Greenaways.
Much smaller in shape, and far less prominent bill. 

Otmoor Sunday 19th pm

4 White Fronted Geese on ashgrave
2 Peregrines circling high over big otmoor
2 Shelduck on Ashgrave
3 Marsh Harrier
3 Cettis Warbler
2 Stonechat at noke
c40 Pintail on big otmoor
Sparrowhawk
Chiffchaff along bridleway to noke
Water Rail


Siskin female Kennington

Goldfinch Kennington

Siskin male Kennington

All photos courtesy of Mark Chivers

Henley Road GPs: 19th February

3 Goosander: rh. 12:00.
1 Smew rh

Marek Walford

Marcham: 19th February

Marcham
3 Blackcap: male. On birdfeeders. SU454972.

Dave Higginson
Sparrowhawk near Letcombe Bassett courtesy of Mark Merritt

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Bloxham 18th February

The Gogs, Bloxham
Little Egret: Present in the flood plain then taking off and flying west up the Bloxham Brook. SP458377. 15:00.

Robyn Owen

Port Meadow: 18th February

Port Meadow
3 Shelduck
5 Pintail
50 Black-tailed Godwit: reported by Mary MacDougall.
5 Redshank: reported by Mary MacDougall.
6 Goosander

Adam Hartley

Oxford 18th February

Courtesy of  Luke O'Byrne.



















Black Redstart 1w male still present at Lincoln College 16:00 (per Luke O'Byrne).

Standlake pit 60: am 18th February

Record shot of both Great White Egrets




















2 Great White Egret
2 Goldeneye (m,f)
2 Pintail
3 Oystercatcher
Peregrine hunting Teal over lake

Great White Egret

Blenheim: 17th February

19 Grey Heron
2 Pochard: male.
2 Kingfisher
2 Little Egret
3 Pintail: all male.
64 Teal
75 Gadwall
154 Mallard
66 Coot
1 Reed Bunting


Bob Pomfret

Port Meadow: 17th February

17th February

Port Meadow
Black-tailed Godwit 13:00.
Oystercatcher 17:15.
3 Pintail: 2m, 1f. 17:15.
3 Goosander: 2m, 1f. 17:15.
5 Shelduck 17:15.

Steve Goddard

Friday, 17 February 2017

Chipping Norton: 17th February

Chipping Norton
Peregrine: fem. 13:00.

Steve Akers

: 17th February

Shenington Airfield
3 Stonechat: 2 male 1 fem
9 golden plover. SP369431. 16:30.

Steve Holliday

Lockinge: 17th February

Lockinge
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker: Three bursts of calling at around 13:30. Heard from about 100m away, coming from trees close to small pool just north of Lockinge Lake. Approx SU426878. Not heard subsequently. 13:30.

Leo Bateman

White Horse Hill: 17th February

White Horse Hill
200 Golden Plover 08:00.
Stonechat: m. 08:00.
2 Corn Bunting 08:00.

Colin Vickers

Baulking: 17th February

Baulking
Green Sandpiper

Mark Merritt

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Otmoor.A.M. 16th February.

2+ Marsh Harrier
2 Curlew
1 Marsh Tit
1 Hen Harrier
2 Bittern
1 S.E.Owl
2 Sparrowhawk
1 Oystercatcher
1 Peregrine
4+ Cettis Warbler.

per S.R. P.R. P,G. et al.

Golden Plover & Lapwing courtesy of Eddie McLaughlin.

Balscote Quarry 16th February

Stonechat: fem. SP3942.

Roger Evans