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Friday, 26 April 2013

Abingdon: Wood Warbler

Ben Carpenter has found a Wood Warbler in Barton Fields, Abingdon by the Thames (between Barton Lane and the river) at 7am.

"It was just a bit beyond Barton Fields along the Thames Path to the east; at grid reference SU51299704 (at the end of the long straight part of the path which is largely enclosed with hawthorn, blackthorn and willows, and beside a ditch). Singing high in a willow on the right.  Also present a Mandarin in the Thames."

No further sign by 9am though lots of common warblers singing including Garden Warbler. Also Cuckoo calling along the Thames

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  1. It was just a bit beyond Barton Fields along the Thames Path to the east; at grid reference SU51299704 (at the end of the long straight part of the path which is largely enclosed with hawthorn, blackthorn and willows, and beside a ditch). Singing high in a willow on the right.

    Also present Cetti's warbler, and a Mandarin in the Thames.

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  2. Blackcap, Whitethroat, Cetti's, Sedge and Grasshopper Warblers all singing in same habitat within metres of each other, between Thames and the inlet from Thames with the Private Fishing signs at either end. Due SE of Barton Field reserve, crossing the footbridge and through the new gate(?) posts. Willow and Chiff nearby. Pairs of Gadwall and Mallard plus Cuckoo flying silently through same area.

    Streetmap link

    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=451217&y=197031&z=115&sv=451217,197031&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=741&ax=451217&ay=197031&lm=0

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  3. Blackcap, Whitethroat, Cetti's, Sedge and Grasshopper Warblers all singing in same habitat within metres of each other, between Thames and the inlet from Thames with the Private Fishing signs at either end. Due SE of Barton Field reserve, crossing the footbridge and through the new gate(?) posts. Willow and Chiff nearby. Pairs of Gadwall and Mallard plus Cuckoo flying silently through same area.

    Streetmap link

    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=451217&y=197031&z=115&sv=451217,197031&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=741&ax=451217&ay=197031&lm=0

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