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Monday, 30 November 2015

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Didcot Landfill - 28th November

Didcot Landfill (no general access):
Caspian Gull 2nd winter
Yellow-legged Gull 5
Raven 1

Abingdon sewage works 28th Nov

Siberian Chiffchaff (tristis) 1+
Showing in the hedge along the northern perimeter of the sewage works 14:45

Chiffchaff c6

(Ewan, Andy Last, Badger)

Photo courtesy of Lasty

Shifford: 28th November

2 Brambling: With Chaffinch flock. 09:30.
1 Tree Sparrow

(Jeremy Dexter)

1 Brambling (f) Stanton St John (per Richard Ebbs)

Otmoor RSPB 28th November

Marsh Harrier 2
Peregrine 2
Brambling (m) from Wetlands Watch Hide
Grey Wagtail

(per Bark,Nick Truby & the Ot Mass)

Fieldfare photo courtesy of Nick Truby

Farmoor 28th November

Grey Phalarope still at east end of causeway at 13:14
Red-necked Grebe F1
Common Sandpiper

All Grey Phalarope pics (c) Stephen Burch
Click here to enlarge

Farmoor 28th November

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Standlake pit 60: AM 28th November

60+ Gadwall
5 Shoveler
10+ Teal
Lots of Wigeon
5+ Goldcrest in surrounding lanes
Large roaming flocks of Fieldfares and Redwings


Wallingford 28th November

Again no sign of Black Redstart in the graveyard of St Mary-le-more 11:16.

Aston Rowant: Aston Rowant NNR: 28th November

Aston Rowant: Aston Rowant NNR
Peregrine: male. Flew N. 09:15.

Jed Cleeter

Sparsholt: Sparsholt Down: 28th November

Sparsholt: Sparsholt Down
3 Corn Bunting
7 Grey Partridge
2 Stonechat: m&f.
58 Golden Plover

Mark Merritt

Friday, 27 November 2015

Otmoor 27th November

Starlings on Otmoor courtesy of Paul Tomlinson

A large number of Starling in the roost but no display (Tezzer)

1 Grey Wagtail
2 Marsh Harrier
1 Sparrowhawk
4 Stonechat
2 Raven
4 Bullfinch.
1 Brambling
Goldcrest 6
Lots of Fieldfare.

(per Paul Greenaway, Tezzer & Ron Louch)
Goldcrest photos courtesy of Tezzer

Goldcrests.  Very active this afternoon.

Wallingford: Town centre 27th November

No sign of Black Redstart  in St Mary-le-more churchyard 12:00 - 13:00

Farmoor Reservoir 27th November

Grey Phal courtesy of Gareth Blockley

Grey Phalarope F2 off of causeway 13:25 (per RBA)
Red-necked Grebe F2
Egyptian Geese 2
Redshank 4 (per Simon Parker)

(per Dai)

Sonning Eye GPs: 27th November

Sonning Eye GPs
Smew: Red Head. But no sign of Bittern With A.A. 12:05.
3 Egyptian Goose 12:05.

Ralph Watts

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Abingdon Sewage Farm 26th November

Siberian Chiffchaff 1
Common Chiffchaff 10+

                                                  Roger's colour shifting bird still present

Sonning Eye GPs: 26th November

Bittern 11:00.
Goosander: male. 11:00.
Cetti's Warbler 11:00.
Smew: rh. 11:00.

Henley Road GPs
Red-breasted Merganser: rh. 11:00.

Hugh Netley

Otmoor 26 Nov

Yellowhammer on bridleway

Wigeon on Ashgrave

1 Sparrowhawk                                              
1 Brambling
2 Yellowhammer
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Marsh Harrier
3 Stonechat
1 Marsh Tit
2 Pintail
C.12 Snipe.

(per Paul Greenaway & Paul Tomlinson)

Photos courtesy of Paul Tomlinson
Brambling by hide

Grimsbury Reservoir 26th November

Goosander 6

(per Gareth Blockley)

Grimsbury Birds
Red-necked Grebe Farmoor courtesy of Mark Chivers

Blackthorn: 26th November

Peregrine: male. Tracking multiple thousands of starlings towards Otmoor. 15:50.

Jed Cleeter

Farmoor Res 26th November

No further sign of (RBA) reported Water Pipit at west end of causeway by late afternoon.

Grey Phalarope F1 close to the causeway 15:25 (per Peter Law)
Black-necked Grebes F2 08:30
Red-necked Grebe F2 near hide

(per Dai)

Video courtesy of Gareth Blockley

Wallingford: Town centre: 26th November

Black Redstart still in St Mary-le-more churchyard but mobile. 14:25 (per Peter Law)

Stephen Lockey

Standlake Pit 10 26th November

Goldeneye 2
Lapwing c2000
Water Rail
Cetti's Warbler 1+

(per Dave Doherty)

Wantage: Lark Hill: 26th November

Wantage: Lark Hill
35 Corn Bunting

Leo Bateman

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Grimsbury Res 25th November

Goosander 2 still present today
Lesser Redpoll

(per Gareth et al)

photo (c) John Frienship-Taylor

Grimsbury Birds

Wallingford 25th November

Black Redstart @ St Mary-le-More Church late morning.

Standlake pit 60 : AM 25th November

Marsh Tit
60+ Gadwall
Little Egret
4 Pochard
Large mixed flocks of Redwing and Fieldfare
Bullfinch © Jim Hutchins

Wallingford 25th November

           Black Redstart again in the Churchyard of St Mary-le-More 
           and on the Corn Exchange roof 10:00 Hrs.

Witney 25th November

Again no sign of probable Yellow-browed Warbler this afternoon off of Station Lane near Tesco Express
(per Roger Wyatt).

Farmoor Reservoir 25th November

Grey Phalarope F1 in S/E corner 14:30
Black-necked Grebe 2 still in middle of F2 (15:15)
Red-necked Grebe in S/W corner of F1 (15:15)

Yellow-legged Gull 4+ in the roost this afternoon.

(per Gareth Blockley)

Grey Phal photo courtesy of Jon Mercer.
Black-necked Grebe courtesy of Nick Truby.
Goldeneye courtesy of J.R

Otmoor.A.M. 25th November.

2 Marsh Harrier
1 Peregrine (F)
3 Water Rail (H)
1 Yellowhammer
1 Stonechat
550+ Lapwing
250+ Golden Plover
Lots of Fieldfare.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Black Redstart - Wallingford

A Black Redstart around St Mary-le-more Church in the centre of Wallingford today, on the church and in the graveyard. (per RB).

 Photo courtesy of Grzegorz Hebda

Abingdon STW 24th November

Siberian Chiffchaff

Siberian Chiffchaff
Siberian Chiffchaff (P. collybita tristis) among 10 Chiffchaff (P. collybita)

Witney 24th November

No further sign of probable Yellow-browed Warbler this afternoon off of Station Lane
near Tesco Express and surrounding areas. (per Clackers & Ewan)
Please respect residents privacy.

Farmoor Res 24th November

Courtesy of Ewan

Grey Phalarope 1 still on F1 at 12:45 (per RBA)
Black necked Grebe 2 on F1 off of causeway still at 12:40 (per RBA)
Red necked Grebe 1

(c) Jim Hutchins

Common Goldeneye 3
Northern Shoveler 6

(c) Jim Hutchins

Grey Wagtail 4

Pinkhill Lock

Fieldfare 200+
Redwing 30+
Linnet 120+
Goldfinch 20+

Black-necked Grebes (c) Jim Hutchins

Grey Wagtail courtesy of Ewan

Rushey Common area/ Witney 24th November

Rushey Common area
Redpoll 2
Green Sandpiper
Yellowhammers 2m
Egyptian Geese 2

Edge of Witney sewage works
Grey Wagtail

Witney Lake
Kingfisher 2
Little Egret
Chiffchaff 2
Grey Wagtail



Black Necked Grebes. 

Cassington GP's

Belated report of 9 Whooper Swans briefly at Cassington gravel pits recently.

Monday 23rd November Witney

We've received a report of a Yellow-browed Warbler seen well at close quarters on Monday for about 5 minutes in a private garden in Witney off Station Lane near the Tescos Express. We're just firming up details but there seems to be a path that runs along the back of the gardens which might give some access. As always, please respect people's privacy if looking for it. More details to follow.

Monday, 23 November 2015