Many more ducks than recently (including about 20 shovelers) on view from north screen.
Golden Plover c2000
Cetti's Warbler h 2nd scn
Yellowhammers (per J.Davies)
Mobile flocks of redwings, fieldfares and starlings all round the reserve.
2 Raven (over car park)
1 Sparrowhawk (bridleway)
2 Kingfisher (reedbeds)
12 Snipe (reedbeds)
1 Bittern (from 1st screen per N W)
1 Marsh Harrier (from 1st screen per N. W.)
1 Cettis Warbler (heard at second screen per R. C.)
1 Bittern (briefly from first screen)
3 or 4 Yellowhammers (car park field)
1 Water Rail (calling)
1 Raven (heard Kronking)
Lots of winter thrushes.
1 Cettis Warbler (calling at second screen).
A329 nr Moulsford
8 Grey Partridge: 8+ birds flew from track alongside railway to centre of field opposite 'Little Willows' nursery. Flew too quickly in two groups to make a perfect count. SU592854. 14:20.
Black Redstart: Grimsbury Water treatment works north side busy flycatching 14:00 (per Michael Hunt)
Still present - seems to be doing a circuit around the water treatment works - disappears for 10 mins or so then reappears 12:15 (per Graeme Porter) Still present this morning (per Gareth Blockley)
1 Jack Snipe (per RSPB)
2000+ Goldies (farmland west of reserve)
c1000 Golden Plover in field S of Islip to Merton road, 1/2 mile E of Islip (per Nick Suckling)
750+ Lapwing (farmland west of reserve)
1 Marsh Harrier
Fieldfare (hundreds coming in from the east).
No further sign of the two Swift sp by late afternoon (per Tezzer & The Wickster).
No sign Lollingdon Hill this afternoon (per Paul Chandler)
Forwarded from Cholsey Wildlife
Just now (12:20 pm), from my office window, I've seen two swift spp. heading south slowly over Benson Lane, in Crowmarsh. I had no binoculars, and by the time I got some they had gone, but I had fairly good views at moderate range for about a minute. All I can say is that they looked big, and I don't think they were Common Swifts due to the size and different flight action (but they were going into a strong headwind). If I had to put a name to them I'd say Alpine Swifts, but without a better views I can only say for sure that they were 'swifts', and 'they didn't look like Common'. (per RB).