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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Adderbury 30th September

Male Merlin flew across the A4260 Oxford Road just south of Berry Hill Road (Milton turning) 
south of Adderbury at around 4pm today. 

(per Tony Clark)

Farmoor Res 30th September

Red-necked Grebe F1 at 16:22 (per Mark Chivers)
In front of buildings then out onto F2. 10:00 (per Steve Lockey)

Photo courtesy of Stephen Lockey.

Pit 60 Standlake 30th September

2  Little Egret
1 Common Sandpiper
37 Wigeon
67 Teal

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Blenheim: Queen Pool: 29th September

Blenheim: Queen Pool
2 Bar-headed Goose 18:00.
6 White-fronted Goose (feral) white-fronted type. 18:00.

Bob Pomfret

Otmoor RSPB 29th September

Marsh Harrier
Hobby 2
Buzzard 3
Snipe c20

(per Terry Tossel) 

Juvenile Hobby Pictures
courtesy of John Reynolds.

Weekend round up now on
Otmoor Birding

Grove: Airfield: 29th September

Grove: Airfield
Whinchat: ad. 12:00.
2 Grey Partridge 12:00.

Leo Bateman

Monday, 28 September 2015

Headington 28th September

Headington Hill
2 Raven: Was suprised and delighted as I've never seen Ravens in Oxford before or anywhere this far west... Do you know if they are often seen locally and how far west their territory now extends?. SU533065. 15:00.

Miriam Hadcocks

Farmoor 28 Sept

Rock Pipit

Otmoor: AM 28th September

4 Stonechats ( 3 July's Meadow area, 1 Lower Farm)

Stonechat © Jim Hutchins

Stonechat © Jim Hutchins

Farmoor Res 28th September

Black-necked Grebe F2 08:38 no sign by early evening
Rock Pipit still along causeway

(per Dai)

Photo courtesy of Dai

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake: 27th September

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake
8 Snow Goose: The usual feral flock.
2 Bar-headed Goose
12 White-fronted Goose: The usual feral flock.

Adam Hartley

Standlake, pit 60: 27th September

Black-tailed Godwit 1
Green Sandpiper 2
Common Sandpiper 1

Otmoor 27th September

Short-eared Owl - MOD ground 6pm

Farmoor 27th September

Rock Pipit 2
Common Tern 1
Ruff 1
Redpoll 5
Siskin 20+


Blewbury: 27th September

Wheatear: fem. on farmland adjacent to farm track,sw of Blewburton Hill. 11:30.
Stonechat: fem. 11:43.

Gerry Quinn

Farmoor Reservoir: Causeway: 27th September

Farmoor Reservoir: Causeway
Ruff 09:15.

Mike Youngman

Standlake :PM 27th September

Coal Tit © Jim Hutchins
Coal Tit © Jim Hutchins

Saturday, 26 September 2015

South of Uffington Castle 26th September

Short-eared Owl: Sitting on fence post. SU3085. 12:00.

Tony Edwards

Hailey 26th September

King William IV Pub 
10 Grey Partridge: <10> crossed track outside pub and scurried across the grassy area by the car park. SU642858. 18:00.

Mike Amphlett

Sutton Courtenay: Sutton Courtenay Old Pits: 26th September

Sutton Courtenay: Sutton Courtenay Old Pits
Greenshank: on drained pit. 17:35.

Gerry Quinn

Otmoor 26 sept am

10-12 Redpoll along track to 1st screen feeding on willowherb
2 Stonechat Greenaways
2 Marsh Harriers
Mixed Warblers
2 Cettis Warblers
2 Siskin over

Kingston Bagpuize: 26th September

Kingston Bagpuize
Peregrine: male. 11:45.
2 Raven 11:45.

Jed Cleeter

Friday, 25 September 2015

Otmoor: AM 25th September

3 Stonechat and 5+ Whinchat (all on electric fence on Greenways to right of first screen with thanks to Pete Roby for the tip of where to look earlier in the week)

5+ Snipe (first screen)

Marsh Tit (July's meadow area)

Sparrowhawk (over Ashgrave)
Short-eared Owl (over Ashgrave being harassed by two Red Kites- somewhat distant records shorts below - with thanks to Badger for helping with the ID)

Short-eared Owl © Jim Hutchins

Short-eared Owl © Jim Hutchins

Marsh Tit © Jim Hutchins