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March 17th Swallows Wether Down & Otmoor...2nd Sand Martin Standlake...Feb 25th Med Gull, Port Meadow, Feb 3rd Black Redstart...Talks: OOS: Garden Wildlife 13th March...Abingdon Naturalists Society: Bird Migration by Professor Ian Newton 27th March.


Thursday, 31 January 2019

Christ Church College Oxford 31st January

Black Redstart courtesy of Jeremy Dexter.
Black Redstart 1stw/f still on the southern face of the college 14:30 (per Dave Doherty, Graham Coleman, Tom Bedford).





























Ring-necked Parakeet again in University
Parks but no sign of Lesser-spotted
Woodpecker 08:45-09:30.


Above and left Ring-necked Parakeet photos courtesy of Jeremy Dexter.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Oxford: Christchurch Meadow: 30th January

Oxford: Christchurch Meadow
Black Redstart: Showing well in full sun on the side of the college facing the meadow. 10:30.

David Hampton

Blenheim Park - 30th January

Great White Egret by River Glyme below Bladon Bridge this afternoon
2 Little Egret also there

Oxford University Parks 30th January

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker: heard calling & drumming near the duck pond on both sides of the river (but not seen)

Ring-necked Parakeet: one by the Rainbow Bridge briefly

Adam Hartley

Sent from my iPhone

Grove: 29th January

Grove
2 Raven: Pair back at regular nest site.

Anthony Cheke

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

LWV Pit 10: 29th January

LWV Pit 10
Yellow-legged Gull: 3w.

Mick Cunningham

Christ Church College Oxford 29th January

Black Redstart still present on the South Side of the college 16:00 (per Johnny Eclipse).


Goosander 3 on the river Thames at Dorchester courtesy of John Workman.

Port Meadow: 29th January

Port Meadow
2 Goosander: m & f. On the Castle Mill Stream.

Adam Hartley

Lollingdon

2 Stonechat : Lollingdon Hill
2 Raven : flew north over Lollingdon Hill then c1 hour later 2 Flew south (prob same 2).
1 Little Egret : Lollingdon
1 Yellow-legged Gull in field with 6 Lesser Blackback Gull.

Farmoor 29th January

Oystercatcher 1.
Raven 4.

Peter Allen and Dai.




Monday, 28 January 2019

University Parks Oxford 28th January



2 Ring-necked Parakeets again at Marston Meadows near the Rainbow Bridge c13:45.

Iffley Meadows 28th January

Woodcock  1 flew out into the sunshine from wet riverside meadows

Christ Church College Oxford 28th January



Black Redstart still present on the South Side of Christ Church College 11:30.

Otmoor: 28th January

Otmoor
Marsh Harrier: f. 10:30.
Ruff 10:30.
2 Stonechat: m/f. 2nd. Screen. 10:30.
Barnacle Goose 10:30.

Ralph Watts

Bicester Wetland Reserve 28th January

Main water on reserve frozen

4 Chiffchaff feeding around brambles just above the water of Langford Brook in  bright sunlight.
1 Grey Wagtail

Works Pool
100+ Teal
2 Wigeon
8 Gadwall
2 Shovler
3 Little Grebe
1 Little Egret
3 Heron

Alan Peters
Key Holder Reserve

Oxford City Centre

08:15

2 Peregrines sat out on top of eastern face of Magdalen tower looking majestic!

Sent from my iPhone

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Otmoor rspb 27th January

Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Stonechat
Yellowhammer

(per Jez March)

Male Stonechat courtesy of Jez March.

New Marston: New Marston Meadows: 26th January

New Marston: New Marston Meadows
Woodcock: Flushed 3 times in different locations 100-400 yards apart - possibly up to 3 birds, but prob just the one.
8 Wigeon
15 Teal
2 Ring-necked Parakeet: 1m 1f. In their preferred tree near bridge into University Parks. Still present despite extensive tree surgery this week.

Tom Evans

Standlake: 27th January

Standlake
40 Red-crested Pochard: Quiet day, good numbers of Wigeon, Teal and Pochard 6 Goldeneye 6 Goosander Big flock of Red-crested Pochard on lake immediately behind North Hide. . 09:09.

George Best

Henley Road GPs: 27th January

Henley Road GPs
Goosander: rh. 14:20.

Marek Walford

Oxford: 27th January

Oxford
Black Redstart: 1w/female. Still on Christ Church college wall, facing Christ Church Meadow.

Adam Hartley

Courtesy of Gnome

: 26th January

Boarstall
2 Woodcock: SP619150. 14:00.

Colin Oram

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Port Meadow, Saturday 26th January

3rd winter Caspian Gull on Port Meadow at last light.

per Thomas Miller

Videograb record shot courtesy of Thomas Miller


Stonesfield 26th January

Golden Plover c300 (per Wreny) 

Stratfield Brake 26th January

Goosander 6 (2m)

Woolstone Down: 26th January

Woolstone Down
Peregrine

Knollend Down
2 Stonechat: pair.

Mark Merritt

Linch Hill (LWV Pit 18): 26th January

Mealy Redpoll At least 1 with modest sized flinch flock at willow pond. Mostly goldfinch a few siskins and only c6 redpoll. Flew off just as got scope on mealy. Seen in alders near peg 36.

Mediterranean Gull: ad. Flew south.
Caspian Gull: adult. Looks like dix bird.
Peregrine: ad. Flew south.

(Mick Cunningham)

Adult Caspian standing on South side of island at Dix Pit on 25th 12:10-13:00, by group of Cormorants..again. Only Vis from NE of water body, NOT from usual viewing point at NW of water, by field gate. Appears Kleptoparasitic on Cormorants (?) from repeated sightings over past three weeks..

(per Ian Smith) 

Otmoor 26th Jan

10:00-13:35

Ruff on big otmoor then on Noke sides.
c2000 Golden Plover
Stonechat
3 Pintail at first screen
Bittern flew from reedbed into big otmoor

Short-eared Owl still (per Bark et al)

Friday, 25 January 2019

Port Meadow: 25th January

Port Meadow
Mediterranean Gull: 1w.
3 Yellow-legged Gull: 1w, 3w & ad.



Adam Hartley

Otmoor rspb 25th January

Ruff on Noke sides
Golden Plover c700
Marsh Harrier 

Broughton Castle nr. Banbury 25th January

At least 5 Brambling with Chaffinches in Beech trees on hill north-west of the castle, but very flighty.

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Otmoor: 24th January




Stonechats at the second screen. Appeared to be feeding on water-boatmen amongst the  waterlogged reeds.

Standlake: 24th January

Standlake
Blackcap: male. checking out the feeders as a result of the hard weather (as did Redwing briefly). No doubt it will end up on Mr Hutchin's lavish feeders next door.

Mick Cunningham

24th January, Oxford

Female-type Black Redstart still at Christ Church Meadow today

per "David from Kennington"

Yarnton Mead: 24th January

Yarnton Mead
160 Barnacle Goose: Feral birds with 200 Canada Goose, 100 Greylag Goose and 20 Wigeon.

Derek Evans

South Stoke: 24th January


      
Male Sparrowhawk hunting

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Chipping Norton: 22nd January

Chipping Norton
Brambling: male. Still present beneath Beech Trees with Chaffinch. SP300254. 09:30.

Steve Akers

Oxford 22nd January

Christ Church College, Oxford
Black Redstart: As previously reported. Found after 35 minutes, feeding on wall facing Meadow. Observed 0855-0925. SP514058.

Derek Evans

Monday, 21 January 2019

: 20th January

Harcourt Hill
Short-eared Owl: Seen flying north west. SP483041. 16:20.

Ian Marriott

Dix Pit: 21st January

Adult Caspian Gull

Adult Caspian Gull

Otmoor WeBS 21st January

1 Bittern 
544 Canada Geese
1 Coot 
2 Gadwall 
700 Golden Plover 
110 Greylag Geese
737 Lapwing
1 Lesser Black Backed Gull 
177 Mallard
8 Moorhen
6 Mute Swan
4 Pintail 
5 Pochard
44 Shoveler
1 Snipe 
121 Teal 
12 Tufted Duck 
4 Water Rail 
390 Wigeon 
3 Buzzard
2 Kestrel 
1 Marsh Harrier 
1 Merlin 
3 Red Kite 

There was also a reported sighting of the hen harrier 

Dix Pit: 21st January

Dix Pit
Caspian Gull: ad. Intriguing bird. Prim pattern looks right. Something a bit truncated about body, head bill.

Mick Cunningham

Chipping Norton: 21st January

Chipping Norton
2 Brambling: pair. Two beautifully marked Brambling present (possibly more) with Chaffinch in small stand of Beech Trees beside minor road W of CN. Feeding on beech mast on ground under the trees. Look where the leaves are moving! SP300254. 10:40.

Steve Akers

Christ Church College, Oxford 21st January



1w/female Black Redstart at Christ Church College, Oxford this morning. Initially found on Saturday, after 3 subsequent visits with optics and camera was finally refound again this morning, feeding on the ivy on the wall of Christ Church. Bird is fairly elusive but occasionally shows very well, mainly on the exterior wall facing Christ Church Meadow. Bird also seen in the small trees around the gate into the Christ Church gardens, on the roof of the college, and on Saturday in the long corridor of trees leading away from Christ Church to the river.

Update
Still present on the exterior wall at 3pm, mainly hanging around the windowsills.

Thomas Miller

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake: 21st January

21st January

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake
3 Pintail: 2 drake, one duck.
Shelduck
2 Brambling

Woodstock: Woodstock Water Meadows
Blackcap: male. Feeding in berry-laden ivy beside the Black Prince. 08:25.

Derek Evans

Port Meadow: 21st January

Port Meadow WeBS Count 11:30 to 12:45
Redshank
3 Snipe
52 Lapwing
Grey Heron
655 Wigeon
53 Teal
10 Mallard
9 Moorhen
138 Canada Goose
6 Greylag Goose
1 Cormorant
60 Black-headed Gull
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull

Adam Hartley

Standlake Pit 60: 21st January

Standlake Pit 60
Marsh Tit: Near gate to LL hide after i locked up.
Great White Egret: Now more regular than little egret!

Mick Cunningham

Sarsgrove: 20th January

Sarsgrove
2 Raven 10:30.

Steve Akers

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Eynsham, Sunday 20th January

Barn Owl (perched on roadside hedge then hunting along verge by New Barn Farm at 16:30)

Port Meadow: 20th January

Port Meadow
Mediterranean Gull: 1w again.

Thomas Miller

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake: 20th January

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake
140 Teal
4 Pintail: all male.
Shelduck
105 Gadwall
77 Tufted Duck
270 Mallard
5 Little Egret
2 Great White Egret

Bob Pomfret

Buckland Warren Sunday 20th January

c5 Crossbill (in flight only)
2 Raven
Goldcrest

Milton Hill 20th January

Stork sp. (perhaps the Milletts White Stork - no sign there 1100-1145) reported soaring E over A4130 towards Harwell at 1130.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Millets Farm nr Frillford 19th January

White Stork (presumed escape) present for 2nd day, the bird is apparently semi tame and taking food. 

: 19th January

Cassington Sewage Works
30 Stock Dove: SP461121.

Cassington Sewage Works
25 Yellowhammer: SP461121.

Derek Evans

Standlake Pit 60: 19 January late am

1 Great White Egret on N shore, then flew to E shore
2m & 2f Goldeneye
1f Goosander

Goosander (f) (c) Stephen Burch

Port Meadow: 19th January

Port Meadow
Mediterranean Gull: 1w.
4 Yellow-legged Gull: 2 ad + 3w + 1w.

Thomas Miller

Broughton Castle nr Banbury 19th January

Brambling 20+
Chaffinch 75+

(per Sandra Bletchly) 

Otmoor: 100-acre: 19th January

Otmoor: 100-acre
Ruff

Gean Duval

: 19th January

Boarstall
9 Woodcock: Minimum count flushed from Woods and Spinneys around Boarstall. SP625145. 15:00.

Colin Oram

LWV GPs: 19th January

Caspian Gull 1ad Dix 10.30, flew towards Standlake
Caspian Gull 1ad Pit 27 (3Ts) 12.00, so presumably same

Linch Hill (LWV Pit 18): 19th January

Linch Hill (LWV Pit 18)
Great White Egret: At noon. There was 1 on pit 60 c10 an.

Mick Cunningham

Sonning: 19th January

Sonning
4 Egyptian Goose: Between Sonning and Shiplake. 10:15.

Hugh Netley

Sonning: 19th January

Sonning
Shelduck: Flew overThames out of Oxon into berks. 10:15.

Hugh Netley

Friday, 18 January 2019

: 18th January

Mixbury, Middle Farm
275 Golden Plover: ad. 250-300 on arable with other spp. SP607324. 14:00.

Chris Coppock

Cholsey

Raven flew north over Lollingdon Hill
2 Stonechat, Lollingdon Hill
Peregrine flew south over Lollingdon Hill
3 Little Egret, Cholsey
47 Corn Bunting Lollingdon Hill
c120 Golden Plover, Cholsey Hill
c50 Lapwing, Cholsey Hill

Port Meadow: 18th January

Port Meadow
Caspian Gull: 1w. injured bird.
Mediterranean Gull: 1w.
3 Yellow-legged Gull: 2 ad + 1w.

Thomas Miller

Oxford: Christchurch Meadow: 18th January

Oxford: Christchurch Meadow
Black Redstart: 1w/female. Originally seen for 5 minutes at 9am near Christ Church at the northern end of the corridor of trees lining the west side of the meadow. No further sign by 10am. Perhaps spending most of its time within Christ Church College? .

Thomas Miller

Blenheim Park 18th January

Great white Egret 
Little Egret 6
Egyptian Geese 2
Shelduck 
Pintail 3 (m) 
Brambling 3+
Chaffinch c200
Raven 

Otmoor 19th January

Recent counts have now shown that the Otmoor starling murmuration is no more for another year.

We will now be closing the starling viewpoints around the reedbed and removing the signage.

Thanks for your patience during this difficult period.

The Otmoor team

Shotover: Shotover Lake: 18th January

Shotover: Shotover Lake
Raven

Anthony Cheke

Oxford 18th January

Black Redstart in Oxford at Christ Church Meadow in NW corner near Christ Church college briefly at 9 a.m.

per RBA

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Farmoor Reservoir 17th January

Caspian Gull injured (1stw) bird again in the roost (per Mick Cunningham)

Moreton nr Thame: Moreton Golf Course: 17th January

Video grab of Little Owl courtesy of Luke Marriner.

















Moreton nr Thame: Moreton Golf Course
Short-eared Owl: Picked up over golf course and flew towards regular site between course and rough fields. Found by Luke M. 16:30.
Woodcock: Same spot as earlier in the week. Found by Luke M. 16:30.
Tawny Owl: Heard from Moreton village by Luke M. 16:30.

Nick Marriner

Otmoor 17th January

Hen Harrier   male 
Bittern
Marsh Harrier 
Stonechat  pair

PR SR et al  

Buckland Warren 17th January

Crossbill courtesy of Barry Neale
Siskin

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Port Meadow: 16th January

Port Meadow
Mediterranean Gull: 1w. Found by Thomas Miller.
Caspian Gull: 1w injured bird.  Found by Thomas Miller.
2 Shelduck

Adam Hartley

1w Med Gull courtesy of Thomas Miller

Cholsey

Little Egret again out at Lollingdon. Also 1 (the same?) yesterday close to Cholsey village.

a female Blackcap in the garden.

Port Meadow 15th January

Caspian Gull 2w (not the usual 1w bird) on the Meadow yesterday evening

per Thomas Miller


Bucknell 16th January

Barn Owl @ 07:20 hunting along Ardley road verge.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Broughton Castle nr Banbury 15th January

5+ Brambling in mixed flock of 30+ Chaffinch at Broughton Castle (per Ian Hobday) 

Moreton nr Thame: Moreton Golf Course: 15th January

Moreton nr Thame: Moreton Golf Course
Short-eared Owl: Found by Luke M. 16:00.
Woodcock: Found by Luke M. 16:00.
4 Yellowhammer: Found by Luke M. 16:00.

Nick Marriner

Chinnor: Cement Works: 15th January

Chinnor: Cement Works
12 Common Gull 13:00.
110 Teal 13:00.
7 Pochard 13:00.

Nick Marriner

Harwell Laboratory: 15th January

Harwell Laboratory
4 Brambling: At least 4 in with c.25 Chaffinches.

Mark Merritt

Bicester Wetland Reserve 15th January

1 Cetti's Warbler
190 Teal
6 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
1 Heron
3 Little Grebe
16 Moorhen

key Holder reserve
Alan Peters

Harwell Laboratory: Rutherford Laboratory: 15th January

Harwell Laboratory: Rutherford Laboratory
2 Raven

Mark Merritt

Monday, 14 January 2019

Port Meadow: 14th January

Port Meadow
Caspian Gull: 1w. Same bird with the injured leg again this evening.

Adam Hartley

Dix Pit 14th January

Iceland Gull 2nd winter
Iceland Gull 2nd winter
Caspian Gull adult


Botley Oxford 14th January

ROSE-COLOURED STARLING still present on Crabtree Road (per RBA).

Oxonbirding Christmas Curry 12th January


Thank you to all who came along to the annual gathering of Oxon birders and made it such a great evening. Once again the impeccably turned out Mr Bedford hosted the photographic county review 
of the year with style and panache whilst presiding over the 2018 awards for birding excellence.

For a full account of the hi's and woes, the winners and the boozers, be sure to check out 
Toms blog  Out of the Blue

Moreton nr Thame: Moreton Golf Course: 14th January

Moreton nr Thame: Moreton Golf Course
Short-eared Owl: Flushed from scrub alongside rough fields behind bridleway. 15:00.
5 Teal 15:00.
8 Yellowhammer 15:00.
Raven 15:00.
4 Grey Partridge 15:00.
25 Gadwall 15:00.
125 Wigeon 15:00.
13 Meadow Pipit 15:00.

Nick Marriner

Rushy Common: 14th January

Courtesy of Mick Cunningham.


Great White Egret: On far shore, opposite hide.

Mick Cunningham

Blenheim Park 14th January

Great white Egret 
Little Egret 3
Shelduck
Pintail 3 (m) 
Brambling 1+

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Port Meadow: 13th January

Port Meadow
Caspian Gull: 1w. Same bird as yesterday. Bird has injured left leg 16:00
Yellow-legged Gull 2
Shelduck 2

(per Thomas Miller, Terry Tossell)

Dix Pit Stanton Harcourt 13th January

Caspian Gull (ad) again on Dix Pit c14:35 (per Ian Smith). 

Standlake 13th Jan

Pit60:
Great White Egret
Peregrine
2 Goldeneye

Pit27:
15+ Goosander
120+ Red Crested Pochard



Worton: 13th January

Worton
2 Shelduck: SP460110.
2 Egyptian Goose: SP460110.
200 Shoveler: SP460110.
150 Wigeon: SP460110.
2 Pochard: SP460110.
4 Goldeneye: 2 pairs. SP460110.
100 Lapwing: SP460110.

Derek Evans

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Port Meadow: 12th January

Port Meadow
100 Barnacle Goose
3 Yellow-legged Gull: ad.
Caspian Gull: 1w. The same bird as last night. Seems to have an injured left leg.
8 Golden Plover

Adam Hartley

Port Meadow 12th January

Caspian Gull (1stw) again this afternoon (per RBA). 

: 12th January

Boarstall
3 Woodcock: SP616156. 14:00.

Colin Oram

Pit 60 Standlake 12th January

Great white Egret (per RBA) 

Sarsgrove: 12th January

Sarsgrove
2 Raven: One over the wood. Another over farmland and the valley. Cronking noisily. 11:30.

Steve Akers

Stratfield Brake: 12th January

Stratfield Brake
Pintail: drk.
Pochard: fem.
30 Redwing
Cetti's Warbler

Derek Evans

Port Meadow: 12th January

Port Meadow
Merlin: Flying over very fast, eastwards, vanishing over Burgess Field. SP490085. 09:00.

Steve Goddard

Otmoor 12th Jan

2 Nuthatch - Noke woods
2 Yellowhammer
1 Stonechat
1 Pintail
1 Marsh Harrier.

Sent from my iPhone

: 12th January

Mount Owen road near Yelford
Merlin: Flew low north scattering numerous birds. SP331066.

Mick Cunningham

Dix Pit: 12th January

Dix Pit
Caspian Gull: ad. Female?

Mick Cunningham

Friday, 11 January 2019

Chipping Norton: 11th January

Chipping Norton
3 Brambling: 1m, 2f. Still present in small stand of Beech trees to W of CN. 12:40.

Steve Akers

Pit 60 Standlake 11th January

Great white Egret (per RBA) 


Red Kites in Stonesfield courtesy of Paul Wren.

Port Meadow: 11th January

Port Meadow
Caspian Gull: 1w. Same bird as on Monday 7th.
2 Yellow-legged Gull: ad.

Adam Hartley, Thomas Miller

11th Jan Buckland Warren

10-15 flock of Crossbills at 2.0pm 11th Jan Buckland Warren. High in the usual trees and mobile

per Graham Lenton

Piddington Wood: 11th January

Piddington Wood
Woodcock: Flushed. 11:30.

Colin Oram

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Stratfield Brake: 10th January

Stratfield Brake
Pintail: male. Good view of pintail swimming across water and feeding by upending, pointing its tail to the sky. SU493122. 15:30.

Andrew Siantonas

Standlake Pit 60: 10 January

2 Great White Egrets
1m Goldeneye
Many Wigeon

Also 8+ Goosander at nearby 3T's lake

For a larger image, go to this page on my website

Great White Egret (c) Stephen Burch

Dix Pit Stanton Harcourt 10th January

Caspian Gull (ad) by island c14:50 (per Ian Smith) 

Chipping Norton: 10th January

Chipping Norton
Brambling: fem. A female Brambling still present with Chaffinch in this small stand of Beech trees. SP314245. 10:30.

Steve Akers

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

River Thames nr Pangbourne Oxon/Berks border 9th January

  


1230-1420hrs

Great Northern Diver 1 juv
Mandarin Duck 4 2m 2f
Little Grebe 3
Siskin 6
Lesser Redpoll 2

Blenheim, Combe end, 9th January

Great White Egret
along side off shoot of main lake Combe end
Little Egret 6
Shelduck
Pintail 3
Raven 2
Kingfisher
Siskin

(per Clackers & Mrs Clackers,Dave Doherty)

Chipping Norton: 9th January

Chipping Norton
57 Golden Plover: In field alongside B4450. SP300257. 11:30.

Steve Akers

Chipping Norton: 9th January

Chipping Norton
Brambling: f. With Chaffinch feeding at farthest edge of the small stand of Beech trees. SP314245. 10:15.

Steve Akers

Chipping Norton: Spelsbury road: 8th January

Chipping Norton: Spelsbury road
Short-eared Owl: Sat in middle of road as I drove back toward CN. Flew off low as I stopped to observe. 23:30.

Steve Akers

Stratfield Brake 9th January

Pintail 2 (mf) 
Shoveler 2
Pochard

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Cholsey

2 Stonechat - Lollingdon Hill
1 Little Egret - Lollingdon
Egyptian Geese Cliftom Hampden courtesy of Barry Neale.

Witney Lake, 8th January


Siskin 2m 4f
Yellowhammer m
Egyptian Geese 2
Little Egret

Clackers & Mrs Clackers

Linch Hill 29th December

Caspian Gull: 1w. Apologies for late post. Seen at very late dusk and i forgot to check the grainy footage (per Mick Cunningham).

Farmoor 8th January

2 Common Scoter. (1 drake). F2.
Golden Plover Otmoor rspb courtesy of John Workman.

Christmas Quiz Answers

Oxon Birding 2018 – Christmas Cryptic Quiz ANSWERS

Hope you all enjoyed the quizzes. Below are the answers to Jeremy Dexter's excellent cryptic quiz.

     
1. Amongst Maracas, Pianos, Recorders favourite
*Caspian
2. Harass this underground birder
*Badger
3. Stick around river to observe this bird
*Crane
4. Seabird or to put it the other way seabirds
*Skua
5. Fruity motor with sat-nav will get you to this site
*Appleford GPs
6. Bird having hormone treatment
*Moorhen
7. Bird of immense sadness having lost head
*Great Egret
8. Small part of bird for another bird
*Bittern
9. Peculiar looking Pixy Tits might be seen here!
*Pit Sixty
10. A bird of reef or wood?
*Knot
11. Motorcycle loses duck to get another duck?
*Scoter
12. Trip up Tees Valley birder
*Steve Alley
13. Map of quarry required for this bird
*Osprey
14. ‘The Holly and the Ivy’
*Treecreeper
15. Northern port merged with northern town for northern location
*Grimsbury
16. Sounds like cat being roused to get bird
*Kittiwake
17. Ripe green bananas feed this bird
*Peregrine
18. Here you could enjoy two drinks followed by a shout of pain
*Port Meadow
19. Have a look around local bird club to find duck
*Goosander
20. Untidy sunhat on crusader gives this bird a name
*Anthus Richardi
21. Bird that sounds like an inexperienced beach musician?
*Green Sandpiper
22. Gannet in Owl, I create a birder
* Ian Lewington
23. This bird will leave you spellbound
*Merlin
24. Room to reverse, not always easy in this car park
*Otmoor
25. Pub immediately on the left brings you to this bird
*Barn Owl
26. First man on the scene is very jammy
*Adam Hartley
27. Blushing celebrity Heather is a good-looking bird
*Rosy (Rose-Coloured) Starling
28. Left-wing election flyer
*Redpoll
29. A bird that changes colour
*Turnstone
30. Switch on power wash to clean up this bird
*Whooper Swan
31. Bird initially gliding low over shallow swamps yet identified by its silhouette?
*Glossy Ibis
32. On Welsh coast see famous rock for the ‘game over’ man
*Barry Hudson