Sightings and Photos

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Otmoor: RSPB reserve: 28th May

Otmoor: RSPB reserve
2 Turtle Dove 17:45.

Steve Goddard

Standlake Pit 60: 28th May

Standlake Pit 60
2 Oystercatcher

Rushy Common
7 Red-crested Pochard

Jim Hutchins
Hobby over the reed beds at Otmoor

Courtesy of Nick Truby

Stanton St. John: 28th May

Stanton St. John
Cuckoo: One calling in Holly Wood this morning. 10:35.

David Brown

Farmoor 28th May

4 Arctic Tern
2 Egyptian Geese
1 Turnstone
1 Sanderling
1 Dunlin

Herons Otmoor courtesy of John Reynolds

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Farmoor Res 27th May


Arctic Tern 2
Dunlin 2

(per John Gough)


Sanderling 4
Yellow Wagtail 2mf
Grey Wagtail 1
Common Tern 5
Great crested Grebe 54
Little Egret 3

Otmoor.A.M. 27th May.

2 Turtle Dove
1 Marsh Harrier
Redshank (having a shouting Match).
2 Common Tern.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Farmoor Reservoir: 26th May

4 Yellow Wagtail 20:30.
Pied Wagtail: 30+ (incl 5 juv). 20:40.
Cuckoo: heard. 21:20 Pinkhill
3 Common Tern 20:50 F1
Kestrel: m. 20:55 Pumping station

Lia Verhoeff
Couckoo on Otmoor courtesy of John Reynolds

Piddington: 26th May

Cuckoo 19:30.

Colin Oram

Farmoor 26th May

7 Sanderling along the causeway.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Bicester Wetlands Reserve 24th May

Red Necked Phalarope, found at 14:30 by the reserve warden Alan Peters and still showing well on main scrape from tower hide at 20:00.

Please only park in car park near Tower Hide and view from Tower hide. Key holder reserve but gate will be open until early evening. Do not park on access road.

Record vid of the Phalarope pleave view ay 720p

Heavily cropped photo's courtesy of Wayne Bull

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Aston tirrold 23rd May

Peregrine falcon 2, male and female on pylon.
Brian Wyatt

Otmoor RSPB: 23rd May

3 Turtle Doves
Marsh Harrier
3+ Hobby
5+ Cuckoo
4 Little Egret
3 drake Pochard
2 Common Tern
Garden Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat
Treecreeper 2

Hobby by Badger
Turtle Doves courtesy of  Jim Hutchins

Friday, 22 May 2015

Moulsford 22nd May

A329 nr Moulsford
Corn Bunting: Male heard calling nr Silly Bridge. Prob on fence line from there to Cholsey station. Not often heard here. SU5885. 09:45.

Mike Amphlett

Farmoor 22nd May

No sign of Black-throated Diver by 15:00.

Otmoor.A.M. 22nd May.

1 Kingfisher
2 Common Terns
1 Marsh Harrier
2 Oystercatcher
1 Turtle Dove
1 Yellowhammer (M).