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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

River Thames Iffley to Lower Radley April 16th

Cuckoo 2
Kingfisher 2

Grimsbury Reservoir: 16th April

Common Whitethroat (per Mark Ribbons). Yesterday a Common Sandpiper (per Allan Jones).

Port Meadow: 16th April

Port Meadow
Little Egret
3 Little Ringed Plover
5 Oystercatcher
2 Shelduck

Port Meadow: Burgess Field Nature Park
Whitethroat: m.

Adam Hartley

Farmoor 16th April evening

3 yellow wagtail by water treatment works
1 common tern
1 dunlin
a few swallows

Photos Andy Last & Mark Chivers


Belated photo upload from the evening (5-7 pm) of 15th April. No sighting of the Red-necked Grebe (last seen 14th April pm).

Common Tern, F2
Yellow Wagtail, near the treatment works
Photos (c) Nigel Forrow

Otmoor: 16th April

2 Oystercatcher
Garden Warbler
Yellow Wagtail: Over.
2 Curlew
3 Lesser Whitethroat

Peter Coombes

Linkey Down 16th April

All three Rouzels courtesey of Stephen Collier

Ring Ouzel 3 (2m) 08:00 (per Ewan)

Still present 4pm (per Peter Law)

Farmoor 16th April

Little Gull 2
Common Tern 2
No sign of the Red- necked Grebe

(per Dai)

Sent from my iPhone

Radley Lakes: 16th April

Nightingale-1 singing
Blackcap- 13 singing
Willow warbler- 12 singing
Chiffchaff- 9 singing
Sedge warbler- 1 singing
Cetti's warbler- 1 singing
Tufted duck- 92
Shoveler- 11
Kingfisher- 1
Little grebe- 2

Red Kite courtesey of Stephen Collier
Courtesey of Andy Last

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Linkey Down 15th April

Courtesey of Mark Chivers

Pair of Ring Ouzel present in the main hollow still this evening

(Paul Greenaway, R. Moreton & J. Edwards)

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Grimsbury Reservoir: 15th April

Grimsbury Reservoir
Common Sandpiper

Mike Pollard

Port Meadow: 15th April

Port Meadow
Black-tailed Godwit
6 Oystercatcher

Adam Hartley
Yellow Wagtail in song Tackley
Courtesey of John Reynolds.

Lollingdon hill

Common Redstart
8 Northern Wheatear
1 Fieldfare

Monday, 14 April 2014

River Thames: nr Sandford-on-Thames: 14th April

River Thames: nr Sandford-on-Thames
Cuckoo: male.

Steve Roby

Farmoor 14th April

Red-necked Grebe courtesey of John Reynolds

Red-necked Grebe Still present in western edge of F2.

Ashley Stow
Common Sandpipers courtesey of John Reynolds

Common Tern
Common Sandpiper 4
Yellow Wagtail 2

(per Dai) 

Oxon Warblers

Lesser Whitethroat 
Sedge Warbler 
Willow Warbler

Photographs courtesey of 
Mike Kosniowski, Stephen Collier,
Mike Flemming,Mark Chivers
& Roger Wyatt.

Grove: Airfield: 14th April

Grove: Airfield

Leo Bateman

Otmoor: 14th April

Grey Heron courtesey of John Reynolds

3 Lesser Whitethroat
Bearded Tit
2 Raven
6 Sand Martin

Peter Coombes

North Hinksey: 14th April

North Hinksey
Redstart: fem. Seacourt Nature Park. SP490062.

Jeremy Blakey
Common Tern Farmoor courtesey of John Reynolds

Eynsham: 14th April

30 Snow Goose: Free flying feral flock over Eynsham.

Thomas Stevens

Port Meadow: 14th April

4 Dunlin
2 Oystercatcher

Lesser Whitethroad, singing distantly near Burgess Field
House Martin flew over Kingston Road.

Adam Hartley

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Lollingdon Hill Cholsey 13th April

Whimbrel 2 flying N/E over Westfield Rd
Wheatear 11
Yellow Wagtail
Swallow 5


Shelduck 2

(per Paul Chandler) Cholsey Wildlife

Stonesfield: Stonesfield Common: 13th April

Stonesfield: Stonesfield Common
3 Blackcap
3 Bullfinch
2 Sand Martin: Over.
Willow Warbler
2 Reed Bunting
2 Chiffchaff

Paul Wren

Radcot Lock 13th April

Lesser Whitethroat (1m) along river to W of lock
Curlew (2) in field to S of lock
Curlew (c) Stephen Burch

Lark Hill 13th April

Garden Warbler
Yellow Wagtail
3 Wheatear (2m/1f)
Willow Warbler
3 Swallow

A couple more Wheatear (males) and 5 Swallows on Grove Airfield.

Otmoor 13th April

Bearded Tit f
Lesser-whitethroat 4+
Sedge Warbler 6+
Blackcap 6
Willow Warbler 8+

Dunlin 4
Oystercatcher 2
Little-Ringed Plover

Hen Harrier r/t from 2nd screen
Reed Warbler 1st screen

(per Gareth Blockley)

Complete weekend round
up tomorrow on Otmoor Birding

Willow Warbler picture
courtesey of Mark Chivers

L.R.P courtesey of Peter Law

Farmoor Reservoir: 13th April

Whimbrel courtesey of Andy Last

Red-necked Grebe

(per Joe Harris)

Ringed Plover
Wheatear 2 m/f
No sign of the Avocet

(per Andy Last)

Linky Down 13th April

No sign of any Ring Ouzels Linky Down this afternoon.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Radley GP's 12th April

Cuckoo male heard only.

Wroxton: 12th April

No sign of the Ring Ouzel since Friday (11th) morning.
4 Wheatear: Padsdon Bottom. Other side of the valley in ploughed field.

Gareth Blockley

Farmoor 12th April

Red-necked Grebe (c) Stephen Burch
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Red-necked Grebe still F2 along western edge 13:00
Avocet still in the middle of F2 13:00
Barnacle Geese 2 nr Thames
Curlew 4
(per Peter Law)

Avocet courtesy of Dai

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Barnacle Geese Thames Meadows courtesy of Peter Law

Port Meadow: 12th April

House Martin
6 Oystercatcher
2 Shelduck

Adam Hartley

Otmoor 12th April

Female Beardie courtesey of Nick Truby

Bearded Tit f along bridleway nr bridge to hide
Redstart 2 both male Long Meadow
Lesser Whitethroat 2+
Sedge Warbler 3+
Tawny Owl
Shelduck 2
Notable increase in Blackcaps and Willow Warblers

Chiffchaff Roman Road courtesey of Andy Last

Tadpole Bridge: 12th April

Tadpole Bridge
2 Common Sandpiper

J Dexter

Grimsbury Reservoir: 12th April

Grimsbury Reservoir
Sedge Warbler: m.

Upper Cherwell Valley
Common Sandpiper: Along canal.
3 Sedge Warbler: m. Along canal.

Gareth Blockley

Friday, 11 April 2014

Farmoor - 11th April

1st summer Little Gull, F.2.

Port Meadow: 11th April

Port Meadow
2 Little Ringed Plover
6 Oystercatcher
2 Shelduck

Adam Hartley

Farmoor. 11th March. Afternoon.

Firecrest.  Along the river at the back of Shrike Meadow.
Lesser Whitethroat.    Shrike Meadow.
Dunlin.                       Causeway.
Red Necked Grebe.   Still present.  S.W.corner F2.

Linky Down: 11th April

Linky Down
Ring Ouzel: Fem.

Alan Stevens

Farmoor 11th April

Firecrest 13:45 Shrike Meadow (not Pinkhill as previously stated)

(per T.S)

Otmoor: 11th April

Courtesey of Derek Woodard

2 Garganey (both drakes) from 1st screen at 08:40 (per RBA)

Otmoor.A.M. 11th April.

1 Raven
1 Lesser Whitethroat
1 Sedge Warbler
1 Water Rail (calling)
2 Partridge (probably Greys).

10th April Port Meadow Burgess Field

Yesterday John Sutton found a Short-earted Owl which was hunting (succesfully) at the north end of Burgess Field from 19:00 to 19:40.

Farmoor 11th April

Courtesey of Mike Flemming

Red-necked Grebe sum plum still on F2 along S/W side 09:09 (per Dai)

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Port Meadow: 10th April

Little Ringed Plover
4 Oystercatcher
Cape Shelduck

Adam Hartley

Cape Shelduck photo by Gnome

Blenheim: Combe Gate: 10th April

Blenheim: Combe Gate

Jeremy Blakey

Wroxton: 10th April

Ring Ouzel (male) at Padsdon Bottom, near Wroxton SP402407 (for 2nd day per Tim and Tony Clark). Seen towards the bottom of valley where it opens out into a broad grassy area, generally in shrubbery by stream but spent a long while at the top of the largest ivy covered ash tree. Also 6+ Willow Warblers.

Shelduck still present on flooded field off Ironstone Lane on the 8th (per Allan Jones)

Ring Ouzel (C) T. Clark

(undisclosed Oxon location)

Farmoor 10th April

White Wagtail - one of a party of four which stopped briefly at the top of the Causeway this morning

Red-necked Grebe ( sum plum) F2 along S/W edge 17:55 (per RBA)
Barnacle Goose 2 In meadows by Thames (per Graeme Porter)
White Wagtail 4
Little-Ringed Plover (per Dai)

Otmoor 10th April

Redstart f Long Meadow late p.m (per Bark et al)
Hen Harrier r/t Malt pit (per RSPB)
Golden Plover. 20 approx. Per. P.G.
Bearded Tit.
Wheatear 4 1 Ashgrave. Per. P.G. 3 Noke (per Peter Coombes)

Merlin: Greenaways. (per Peter Coombes)

Wooton nr Woodstock 10th April

Hobby flew over Glympton Road Wooton c08:00 (per Nick Truby)
Blackcap Chiltern Woods courtesey of Stephen Collier