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15th Oct Yellow-browed Warbler Lark Hill...Oct 11th Whooper Swan BWR...Oct 2nd Osprey Standlake...21st Sept Red-necked Phalarope Farmoor Res...Grey Phalarope Bicester Wetlands...19th Sep Little Gull Grims Res...Forthcoming Talks: 11th October: OOS

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Sandford-on-Thames: 31st October

Sandford-on-Thames
Cetti's Warbler

D Moden

Grimsbury Reservoir 31st October


Please view at 720p HD

Black Redstart still present in water treatment works compound 14:30 (per Gareth Blockley)

Grimsbury Birds

Courtesy of Kyle Smith












Baulking 31st October

Black-necked Grebe 2 still on the Fullers Earth pit 15:00 (per Mark Chivers).
1 Kingfisher
Wigeon
Also c. 10 Common Darters still




Black-necked Grebes (c) Stephen Burch

Farmoor October 31st

Red-necked Grebe still present on F2.
Jack Snipe 1 Buckthorn Meadow.
Rock Pipit 1
Redpoll 2
Little Grebe 30+

Dai.
.

Chippinghurst 31st October

Courtesy of Steve Lockey



















2 Egyptian Goose: SP602005. 12:00.

Stephen Lockey

Black Redstart

A record shot only. It showed reasonably well but always distant.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Port Meadow 30th October





















Brent Goose on Port Meadow on grass near boat moorings from 10:30 a.m. till 11
then flushed by dog walker and flew off low west.

per Gnome

See Port Meadow Birding for more details

Kingston Bagpuize: 30th October

5 Brambling: Flew low west calling. 08:30.

Cumnor
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker: Flew low over A420. 09:40.

Jed Cleeter

Farmoor Res 30th October

Red-necked Grebe still on F2 this morning.
Rock Pipit 2

(per Dai)

Shoveler Pit 60 © Jim Hutchins

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Moulsford 29th October

A329 nr Moulsford
12 Grey Partridge: 12, poss 14, 'exploded' and flew from the edge of the stubble field nr Waterloo bridge. SU591853. 10:00.

Mike Amphlett

Otmoor. PM. 29th October.

Stonechat.   3.
No sign of the Great Grey Shrike.

Starling roost.     Approx. 50,000

Also seen during roost;
Marsh Harrier.
Peregrine Falcon.   2.
Sparrow Hawk.
Merlin.   2.
Red Kite.
Buzzard.
Kestrel.

Per. R.L.  T.S.

Great Coxwell 29th October

No sign of the Yellow-browed Warbler 08:00-11:00 (per Gareth).

Otmoor Thursday 29th

No sign of Great Grey Shrike by 10 am
1 Crossbill over and into Noke Wood
2 Stonechats
Siskin
100 Golden Plover
6 Redpoll

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Great Coxwell: 28th October

Yellow-browed Warbler, news from Richard Benwell (via Twitter).

Seen today (the second time this week) along public footpath behind Great Coxwell Park heading to National Trust Farmland.

Edit - The location is Dark Lane at around SU270937.

Murmurs...

Richard Ebbs filmed these fantastic Starlings yesterday on Otmoor as numbers steadily
increase as we head towards winter. 

West Ilsley (Berkshire) 28th October

Ridgeway
Great Grey Shrike Settled on leafless tree to side of Ridgeway path giving clear views through bins. Was then flushed as we moved past it. SU479840. 12:00.

Jeremy Beach

Begbroke: Spring Hill: 28th October

Courtesy of Simon Dowell






















Short-eared Owl Perched in tree then quartering grassy field at dusk. SP463128. 17:10.
Grey Partridge Heard calling

Simon Dowell

Otmoor PM 28th October


Great Grey Shrike © Jim Hutchins

Great Grey Shrike © Jim Hutchins

Chipping Norton: 28th October

Peregrine fem. Stunning Female perched preening breast and wing feathers and tallons only distracted by small flock of Golden Plover overhead. Flew off low at speed over fields putting up more Golden Plover. Circled and flew SE putting up large flock Wood Pidgeon 300 plus before going out of view. Outstanding!!!. 11:15.

Steve Akers
Marsh Harrier Otmoor courtesy of JR

Rushey Common area, 28th October

Egyptian Geese 2
Red Crested Pochard c20
Brambling 1 over calling and then briefly in hedge alongside road
Mandarin 1m on left hand large island
Sparrowhawk

Clackers, Tony Cooper & John

Otmoor 28th October

courtsey of Gnome

Great-grey Shrike still in Julys Meadow and along hedgerow 12:13

(per Tezzer,Gnome).

Wantage: Humber Close: 28th October

Wantage: Humber Close
Brambling: Over, W. 07:15.

Mark Merritt

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Otmoor 27th October

Great-grey Shrike courtesy of Tezzer
Great-grey Shrike in Julys Meadow 13:50 but no further sign 15:00-dusk (per Terry Sherlock)

Digiscoped shot of the Great grey shrike in Julys Meadow today
courtesy of the RSPB

                     


Short-eared Owl
Tawny Owl 2+ (h)
Marsh Harrier
Stonechat
Redpoll
Siskin


(per Tezzer, Stephen Lockey, Gnome,Badger)
Courtesy of Tezzer

Kingston Bagpuize: 27th October

Kingston Bagpuize
5 Brambling: Flew W with Fieldfare & Redwings. 07:30.

Jed Cleeter

Monday, 26 October 2015

Dorchester complex: 26th October

Common Sandpiper 09:00.
2 Egyptian Goose
11 Grey Partridge

Thomas Stevenson

Henley 26th October

A Short-eared Owl, being mobbed by corvids, flew high west over the Thames into Oxon  near Remenham in Berks at 3:30 p.m. today

per Adam Bassatt

Lark Hill 26th October

Wheatear
Stonechat 4

(per Leo Bateman)

Otmoor 26th October

Hen Harrier (male) c16:15 (per Barry Batchelor).

Chipping Norton: 26th October

Chipping Norton
2 Raven: resident pair. SP303252. 10:00.

Steve Akers

Baulking 26th October

Black-necked Grebe 2 still on the Fullers Earth pit at 12:04 (per Mark Chivers)

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Farmoor. Am.

Cetti's Warbler.     Far bank of river Thames.
Per. Aulikki and Tezzer.

Baulking. Fullers Earth Pit. 25th October.


Black Necked Grebe  © Jim Hutchins




The two Black Necked Grebes still present this morning and occasionally displaying.
Courtesy of Tezzer
Displaying pair courtesy of Tezzer



From the A417 take the turning signed for Baulking, after 1.4 miles, park near the two
large grey metal gates on the right (limited parking). Then go through the kissing gate in the
hedge and follow path to lake.

Black Necked Grebe  © Jim Hutchins
  

Otmoor 25th October

Tree-creeper courtesy of Moth Clark
Merlin (prob)
Marsh Harrier 2
Sparrowhawk
Bittern
Water Rail
Golden Plover c900
Snipe 15+
Raven 2
Kingfisher
Tree-creeper
Redpolls
Blackcap (f)
Cetti's Warbler
Stonechat 4 (2m)

(per Bark, The Roby's,Oz, Moth Clark)

Standlake Pit 60 25th October


Record video clips of Jack Snipe please view at 720pHD (it may help a bit).

Jack Snipe along southern shore below reeds 08:40-10:00 although distant
Snipe 5+
Water Rail
Stonechat

(per Badger & Lasty)

To view pit 60 you will need to access the two superb hides which requires a key.
This key will also allow you to access the hide at Rushy Common and is priced at £10.
Contact The Lower Windrush Valley Project at Lwvp@oxfordshire.gov.uk 

Baulking 25th October

Black-necked Grebe 2 still on the Fullers Earth pit 08:20 (per Tezzer).

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Stonesfield: Stonesfield Common: 24th October

Stonesfield: Stonesfield Common
2 Lesser Redpoll
Chiffchaff
22 Goldfinch
Reed Bunting
30 Redwing

Paul Wren

Baulking 24th October


Please click the cog and view at 720p HD

Black-necked Grebe 2 on the Fullers Earth Pit at 14:30 and occasionally displaying.

From the A417 take the turning signed for Baulking, after 1.4 miles, park near the two
large grey metal gates on the right (limited parking). Then go through the kissing gate in the
hedge and follow path to lake.

 

Standlake: 24th Sept

Jack Snipe 1, south shore pit 60
Water Rail 1, ditto
Snipe 6
Green Sand 1
Goldeneye 1
YL Gull 6
Siskin 5, Redpoll 1
RC Pochard 4, pit 27
Little Egret 1

Record shot of Jack Snipe courtesy of Jeremy Dexter



















To view pit 60 you will need to access the two superb hides which requires a key.
This key will also allow you to access the hide at Rushy Common and is priced at £10.
Contact The Lower Windrush Valley Project at Lwvp@oxfordshire.gov.uk 

Friday, 23 October 2015

Baulking Fullers Earth Pit AM

2 Black Necked Grebes

                                                Black Necked Grebe © Jim Hutchins



                                                  Black Necked Grebes © Jim Hutchins



                                               Black Necked Grebe © Jim Hutchins