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Thursday, 28 February 2019

Port Meadow: 28th February

Port Meadow
6 Goosander
3 Oystercatcher
3 Shelduck
6 Redshank

Adam Hartley

Bicester Wetland Reserve 28th February

2 Green Sandpiper
1 Little Egret
95 Teal
4 Wigeon
7 Gadwall

Alan Peters
Key Holder Reserve

Wootton 28th February

Wootton nr Woodstock
Great White Egret: SP445198. 13:00.

Trevor Young

Otmoor RSPB 28 February

Curlew in flight over Big Otmoor
leucistic pochard and gadwall at 2nd screen
Pochard at 2nd screen
Male marsh harrier (one of a pair flying together across the reserve)
Barn Owl hunting over the CP field at first light


Otmoor rspb 28th February

Curlew 23
Oystercatcher 4
Pintail c10
Marsh Harrier 
Barn Owl 
Chiffchaff singing

(per Dave Doherty et al) 

Oxford 28th February

Crossbill 9 heading S/E over Headington Hill 
c13:10 (per Dave Doherty). 

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Port Meadow: 27th February

Port Meadow
Caspian Gull: 2w. the regular 2w bird.
3 Oystercatcher
6 Redshank

Adam Hartley, Thomas Miller

Lockinge: Lockinge Lake: 27th February

Lockinge: Lockinge Lake
Mandarin Duck: male.

Leo Bateman

Blenheim Park 27th February

Great white Egret
Little Egret 2
Pintail 2
Kingfisher
Siskin
Brambling

Raven over Woodstock

(per Dave Doherty)

Rushey Common lake, 27th February

Oystercatchers  4  (2 pairs)
Great White Egrets 2  1 joined by a second, not happy and so first bird flew off over road


Clackers & Mrs Clackers
Goldeneye at Farmoor Reservoir courtesy of Steve Lockey.

Cowlease Wood: 27th Feb

Nice mixed finch flock near the entrance to the car park consisting of several dozen birds including;

Redpoll
Siskin
Brambling
Goldfinch
Chaffinch 

Raven flew over also

A329 near Moulsford: 26th February

A329 near Moulsford
Brambling: Fem on seed feeder. SU5985. 08:40.

Mike Amphlett

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Port Meadow: 26th February

Photo courtesy of Thomas Miller
Port Meadow
Curlew: Good bird for the Meadow.
3 Oystercatcher
6 Redshank
Dunlin

Adam Hartley, Thomas Miller

: 26th February

Wootton nr Woodstock
Great White Egret: Present for most of the afternoon. SP439203. 16:00.

Trevor Young

Otmoor Marsh Harrier


Courtesy of John Workman

University Parks: River Cherwell: 26th February

University Parks: River Cherwell
2 Goosander: pair. 09:30.

Derek Evans

Shotover: 26th Feb






15 Common Crossbill near end of avenue of pines towards Shotover House

Monday, 25 February 2019

Port Meadow: 25th February


Mediterranean Gull, adult bird
4 Redshank
2 Shelduck
2 Oystercatcher

Adam Hartley, Thomas Miller


Otmoor rspb. Evening. 25th. Feb.

Barn Owl.
Redshank.
Barn Owl.
2. Marsh Harrier.
Short Eared Owl.  (Greenaways)

Per.  S.R.  R.L.  T.S.

Worton - 25th February


Distant record shots

Red-head Smew showing well though distantly late afternoon, viewed from SP460112 (per PL, SH)

Please keep to public rights of way as this is a working site and is private. 

Worton: 25th February

Worton
9 Goldeneye: 4 male, 5 fem. Displaying. SP460112.
Smew: fem. SP460112.
Green Sandpiper: SP460112.

Derek Evans

Bicester Wetland Reserve 25th February

2 Jack Snipe  (first for year at reserve)
2 Common Snipe
2 Heron
80+ Teal
1 Shoveler
2 Skylark

Alan Peters and Colin Oram

Key Holder Reserve

Sunday, 24 February 2019

East Hendred Downs 24th February

East Hendred Downs
3 Short-eared Owl: Near the Cow Down gallops. SU464847. 14:30.

East Hendred Downs
Peregrine: Over Ridgeway flying towards Harwell. SU464847. 14:30.

East Hendred Downs
6 Yellowhammer: SU464847. 14:30.

East Hendred: East Hendred Downs
3 Brambling: At least 3 with Chaffinch flock at Scutchamer Knob. SU457850. 15:30.

Jon Turner

Port Meadow: 24th February

Port Meadow
Caspian Gull: ad.
Yellow-legged Gull: 1w.
8 Redshank
Dunlin
2 Oystercatcher

Thomas Miller

Photos courtesy of Thomas Miller

Worton: 24th February

Worton
Smew: f. SP460112. 17:00.
5 Shelduck: SP460112. 17:00.
6 Goldeneye: SP460112. 17:00.

Malcolm Teal
Jay New Marston Meadows courtesy of Christopher Knight.

Crawley, 24th February

Ravens  4 flew north over the New Inn garden calling loudly

Clackers & Mrs Clackers

New Marston: New Marston Meadows: 24th February

New Marston: New Marston Meadows
Jack Snipe: Flushed from marshy field crossed by cycle path to S Parks Road.
45 Snipe: Systematic search of the main marshy field.
2 Shoveler: 1m 1f.
16 Teal
222 Wigeon: 11m 11f. Best duck numbers and variety of the winter so far.
4 Goosander: 1m 3r-h. Along Cherwell near Magdalene Fellows Garden.
Kingfisher: Only my 2nd record of the winter here.

Tom Evans

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Binsey 23rd February

Courtesy of Ian Marriott






































Short-eared Owl again in field between Harcourt Hill and the Hurst late afternoon.

(per Ian Marriott)

New Marston: New Marston Meadows: 23rd February

New Marston: New Marston Meadows
Ring-necked Parakeet: In the big willows by Rainbow Bridge as usual.
2 Shoveler: 1m 1f.
12 Wigeon

Tom Evans

Farmoor Reservoir: Farmoor I: 23rd February

Farmoor Reservoir: Farmoor I
11 Goldeneye: 3 male 8 fem. SP445064. 10:30.

Dai John

Radley GP: 23rd February

Radley GP
Red-crested Pochard: drk.
Water Rail
Little Egret
Chiffchaff: singing in Radley village.

Ian Elkins

Northmoor: 23rd February

Northmoor
34 Snipe: Line count across the wet fields. Possibly more as did not count those flushed on return leg to avoid duplication.

Mick Cunningham

Henley Road GPs: 23rd February

Henley Road GPs
Smew: rh. 13:30.

Marek Walford

Sonning Eye GPs: 23rd February

Sonning Eye GPs
3 Mandarin Duck: 2m+1f. 12:10.

Marek Walford

Friday, 22 February 2019

Grimsbury Res: 21st & 22nd February




Curlew from yesterday & male Pochard from today - both relatively scarce at Grimsbury.

Balscote: Balscote Quarry: 22nd February

Balscote: Balscote Quarry
Stonechat: male. Seen by Dave Fuller. 14:15.

Steve Holliday

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake: 21st February

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake
Great White Egret
Pintail: drk.
Tawny Owl: Called once at 0940.
Kingfisher
Cetti's Warbler: As reported on 17th and 20th.

Derek Evans

Photo courtesy of Nicola Devine

standlake: 21st February

Common garden birds I know but I thought it was nice to see that spring is coming!



Balscote: Balscote Quarry: 21st February

Balscote: Balscote Quarry
Curlew: First of the year flew in at 17.30. Steve H and Mike Pollard .

Steve Holliday

Oxford 21st

Barracks lane:
Oystercatcher, flyover heard on my cycle home. 6:00 pm.

Sent from my iPhone

Otmoor: 21st February




















8 Curlews today  - (6 Big Otmoor, 2 Barn Field)

Rushey Common lake, 21st February

Great White Egret
Sparrowhawk
Oystercatcher  2
Song Thrush-- in song!
Brimstone butterfly

Clackers

Port Meadow: 21st February

Port Meadow
Goosander: fem. On bank with mallards next to Godstow lock.

Thomas Miller

: 21st February

Ardington
Peregrine: SU4388. 13:00.

Leo Bateman

Port Meadow WeBS Count 21st February

Black-headed Gull     700    
Cormorant     1    
Golden Plover     1    
Grey Heron     1    
Greylag Goose     98    
Lapwing     27    
Lesser Black-backed Gull     9    
Little Egret     1    
Mallard     12    
Moorhen     5    
Oystercatcher     1    
Redshank     8    
Shelduck     5    
Teal     150    
Wigeon     620    

Total number of species: 15    
Individuals: 1639


    

A329 near Moulsford: 21st February

A329 near Moulsford
Brambling: Fem briefly on seed feeder, ousted by a Robin! SU5985. 08:50.

Mike Amphlett

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Port Meadow: 20th February

Port Meadow
Caspian Gull: 2w.

Also,
7 Shelduck
Oystercatcher

Thomas Miller & Adam Hartley

Standlake Pit 60: 20th February

Standlake Pit 60
7000 Starling: Murmuration of at least 7k pre roosting. Aural backdrop included Cetti's Warbler (FOY) and Dabchick singing and Water Rail squealing.

Mick Cunningham

: 20th February

Shenington Airfield
Stonechat: fem. Along hedge line and fence posts at end of old runway. SP366433. 09:05.

Steve Holliday

Standlake Pit 60: 20th February

Standlake Pit 60
Curlew: Just flown in to pit 60. Spring has sprung?

Mick Cunningham

Wychwood: 20th February

Wychwood
2 Common Crossbill: Flying over pines calling. Probably more but only 2 for definite.

Mick Cunningham

Blenheim Park 20th February

Great white Egret 
Little Egret 4
Pintail 2
Water Rail 
Cetti's Warbler

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Towersey 19th February

Towersey
2 Stonechat: Pair on roadside hedgrow south of old railway bridge. SP732046.

David Stracey

Port Meadow: 19th February

Port Meadow
9 Shelduck
Oystercatcher
6 Golden Plover
2 Redshank

Derek Evans

Oystercatcher courtesy of Adam Hartley.

Pit 60, 19th February

Great White Egret
Goosander 2f

Clackers, Mrs Clackers, A State

Henley Rd GPs 19th February

Smew r/H still at Henley Rd GPs on east side 
Blackcap Cholsey courtesy of Paul Chandler.

Balscote: Balscote Quarry: 19th February

19th February

Balscote: Balscote Quarry
26 Lapwing: In fields and on wetland. 09:15.

Shutford
Peregrine: One circling and drifting north. SP374395. 11:30.

Steve Holliday

: 19th February

Brookes Harcourt Hill
Short-eared Owl: Seen flying directly south west quite high up, about 150 - 200 metres? Heading towards location SEO has been seen regularly over last month. Looking on a map could possibly be feeding between A34 and Binsey?? SP484049. 08:30.

Ian Marriott

Monday, 18 February 2019

Port Meadow: 18th February

Port Meadow
10 Shelduck
4 Redshank
2 Yellow-legged Gull: 1w 2w.
2 Oystercatcher

Adam Hartley, Thomas Miller, Ton Yeh

Henley Road GPs: 18th February

Henley Road GPs
Goosander: f. 14:45.

John Kearns

Pit 60 Standlake 18th February

Great white Egret (per RBA) 

Bicester Wetland Reserve 18th February

2 Green Sandpiper -first of the year at reserve
1 Cetti's Warbler


Alan Peters and Bill Foley

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake: 18th February

18th February

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake
Great White Egret: Viewed from the Grand Bridge. 08:25.
Little Egret 3
2 Pintail: drk.
Kingfisher

(per Derek Evans, Dave Doherty)

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Farmoor Reservoir: Pinkhill: 17th February

Farmoor Reservoir: Pinkhill
Kingfisher: Seen from Shrike Meadow Hide. SP435063. 11:30.

Jez March

Courtesy of Jez March.

Letcombe Regis 17th February

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker @ 1440 - some weak drumming, then seen flying from high up in alder. SU389869. Area around reservoir is private, however parts can be viewed from Wantage to Letcombe Regis footpath.

Kingfisher
Tawny Owl


Henley Road GPs: 17th February

Henley Road GPs
Goosander: fem. Near smew. 13:55.
Smew: Same area as two weeks ago seen with Bert.Alan. 13:55.

Ralph Watts

East Hendred: East Hendred Downs: 17th February

17th February

East Hendred: East Hendred Downs
6 Brambling: At least 6 in with a large Chaffinch flock, in the Beech trees next to the car park. SU455851. 12:30.

Churn: Railway bridge
Stonechat: SU509832. 13:30.

Michael Violette

17th February, Port Meadow

2 Oystercatchers
3 Shelduck

per Mary MacDougall

Sonning Eye GPs: 17th February

Sonning Eye GPs
2 Oystercatcher: On the rowing course bund. 13:35.

Marek Walford

Henley Road GPs: 17th February

Henley Road GPs
Smew: rh. 12:25.

Marek Walford

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake: 17th February

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake
Cetti's Warbler: Calling loudly and clearly visible close to 7 Arches bridge.
Great White Egret
Little Egret
27 Grey Heron: At least six active nests on the island.
84 Gadwall
3 Shoveler
Pintail: male.
40 Teal
190 Mallard
4 Little Grebe

Bob Pomfret

Dix Pit 17th Feb

c20 Goldeneye


Sent from my iPhone

Pinsley Wood 17th Feb

8:00-10:00

Marsh tit
Raven
Nuthatch
Treecreeper
GS Woodpecker
Green woodpecker

Sent from my iPhone

Saturday, 16 February 2019

: 16th February

Thame
Raven: found by Luke Marriner. SP703070.

Thame
Stonechat: on sheep pens. found by Luke mariner. SP703070.

Thame
3 Meadow Pipit: on Flood edges. found by Luke marriner. SP703070.

Thame
Snipe: flushed from river bank. Found by Luke Marriner. SP703070.

Nick Marriner

Warburg Reserve: 16th February

16th February

Toad Hall Garden Centre
2 Siskin: SU763845. 12:00.

Warburg Reserve
15 Lesser Redpoll: SU719879. 14:00.

Toad Hall Garden Centre
2 Siskin: SU763845. 12:00.

Michael Violette

Port Meadow: 16th February

Port Meadow
2 Caspian Gull: 1w and 2w. Same birds as seen on 9th February.

Thomas Miller

2w Caspian courtesy of Thomas Miller

Rushey Common 16th Feb

1 Shelduck
2 Oystercatcher
2 Goldeneye

Tar Lakes:
1 Green Sandpiper
Peregrine
Sparrowhawk

Sent from my iPhone

East Hendred: East Hendred Downs: 16th February

East Hendred: East Hendred Downs
2 Short-eared Owl: 2 flushed, but 4-5 hunting actively there a week ago according to a birdwatcher I met.
Raven: over fields towards Leckhampton.
2 Brambling: At least 2 with chaffinches along copse by carpark.
4 Grey Partridge: 3 + 1 flushed on gallops.
3 Stonechat: 1m2f.

Anthony Cheke

Linch Hill (LWV Pit 18): 16th February

Linch Hill (LWV Pit 18)
Great White Egret: Feeding before leaving west 4 12pm.

Mick Cunningham

A329 near Moulsford: 16th February

A329 near Moulsford
Brambling: Fem, foraging beneath sfh feeder. SU5985. 13:55.

Mike Amphlett

: 16th February

Chippinghurst
Egyptian Goose: Usual field alongside River Thame. SP605004. 11:00.

Stephen Lockey

Yarnton Mead: 16th February

Yarnton Mead
Stonechat: male. 08:00.

Derek Evans

Henley Road GPs: 16th February

Henley Road GPs
Smew: rh. 11:15.

Marek Walford

Standlake Pit 60: 16th February

Standlake Pit 60
2 Oystercatcher: First of year?

Mick Cunningham

Friday, 15 February 2019

Botley Oxford 8th February

Unconfirmed report of Rose-coloured Starling 
Still in Botley on the 8th February (per RBA). 

Port Meadow: 15th February

Port Meadow
Caspian Gull: 1w. Same bird seen on 9th February.

Thomas Miller

Lollingdon

Merlin : Lollingdon Hill
2 Stonechat : Lollingdon Hill
2 Raven : Lollingdon
Barn Owl : a dead individual found south west of Cholsey village

Warburg Reserve: 15th February

Warburg Reserve
Brambling: In Holly Tree - hanging around with chaffinch's. 11:05.

John Kearns

Port Meadow: 15th February

Oystercatcher: on the floods near Burgess Field NR gate
Pochard: reported by Dave Doherty this morning - a good record for the Meadow

Yesterday
2 Redshank

Adam Hartley

Ashbury: 14th February

14th February

Baulking Pit
Grey Partridge: SU323908.

15th February

Ashbury
Peregrine

Mark Merritt

Farmoor 15th February

Great White Egret  1
Stonechat  2

Marcham: 15th February

Marcham
Siskin: m. Pleased to see my first Siskin for a long time and on my garden feeder. 10:01.

Dave Higginson

A329 near Moulsford: 14th February

A329 near Moulsford
Brambling: Fem back again, foarging with Chaff's H Sprogs. SU5985. 09:30.

Mike Amphlett

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Balscote: Balscote Quarry: 14th February

Balscote: Balscote Quarry
Stonechat: male. 15:00.

Mike Prentice

Shenington 14th February

Shenington Airfield
74 Golden Plover: In arable field alongside old runway. SP364433. 08:50.

Steve Holliday

Burnt Platt & Environs: 14th Feb.

8 Brambling
9 Siskin
5 Marsh Tit
2 Raven
Tawny Owl (daylight hooting)
Many Jays including a flock of 12.
Red Kite Oxford Canal Kidlington courtesy of Julie Dickson.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Kingston Stert: 13th February

Kingston Stert
Stonechat: Male by Kingston Stert Farm.

David Stracey

Otmoor: 13th February

Otmoor
Bittern: On the ground in Greenaways, walked across the field to the reedbeds. Stopped and looked around a few times. 17:00.

Tim Ault

Otmoor: 13th February

Otmoor
6 Pintail: 4 males, 2 fem. Five on the mere plus one on Big Otmoor. 12:00.
Raven: Car park area. 12:00.
Merlin: fem. Bird of the day. Arrived onto Big Otmoor. Rested on the ground for a few minutes then flew fast and low and no more than a foot of the ground heading straight for the resting Golden Plovers. All birds on Big Otmoor took flight in response. Spectacular! 12:00.

John Edwards

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Otmoor rspb 12th February

Drake Aythya hybrid (presumably the Farmoor bird) from the 2nd screen early afternoon.

Oxford 12th February

Courtesy of Ewan Urquhart
Courtesy of John Workman

Female Kingfisher courtesy of Ewan Urquhart





Port Meadow: 12th February

12th February

Port Meadow
400 Wigeon
100 Teal
Little Egret
4 Golden Plover: High over. 08:05.
30 Lapwing
2 Redshank: Along the river. 09:35.

Derek Evans

Standlake Common: am 12th February

Pit 38
Great White Egret

Pit 60
14 Pintail
2 Oystercatcher
9 Goldeneye

Standlake: 12th February

Standlake
Nuthatch: On feeders in my garden. If I'm not mistaken, nuthatch is a rare bird in standlake? The only bonus of being stuck in working at study desk.

Mick Cunningham

Port Meadow, Saturday 9th February

A belated post here of 3 Caspian Gulls found in the Port Meadow roost on Saturday by Thomas Miller. More details and more photos on the Port Meadow blog.



All photos courtesy of Thomas Miller

Harwell Laboratory: 12th February

Harwell Laboratory
2 Brambling

Mark Merritt

Monday, 11 February 2019

Farmoor Res 11th February

1130-1600hrs























Gadwall 8
Little Grebe 7

Snow Geese 96 feral flock


Barn Owl 1
Water Rail 2
Kingfisher 2
Common Snipe 10+

Standlake: 11th February

Standlake
Blackcap: fem. At garden feeder.

Mick Cunningham

Chipping Norton: 11th February

Chipping Norton
Brambling: fem. Feeding again with Chaffinch and Greenfinch at 41,The Leys. 12:30.

Steve Akers
Long-tailed Tit Kingham courtesy of Ewan Urquhart.

Chipping Norton: 11th February

Chipping Norton
Brambling: male. SP298254. 10:30.
Raven: Came over low and cronking as I was observing the Brambling. Possibly more Brambling here with Chaffinch, but shy and elusive. SP298254. 10:30.

Steve Akers

Blenheim Park 11th February

Great white Egret 
Little Egret 2
Shelduck 
Raven
Siskin 20+

Otter seen from the Grand Bridge. 

Harwell Laboratory: Rutherford Laboratory: 7th February

Harwell Laboratory: Rutherford Laboratory
Raven

Mark Merritt

: 9th February

9th February

Baulking Pit
2 Yellow-legged Gull: SU322908.

10th February

Baulking Pit
4 Yellow-legged Gull: SU322908.

Mark Merritt

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Chipping Norton: 10th February

Chipping Norton
Brambling: fem. Returned to feed in our back garden at 41,The Leys. 15:45.

Steve Akers

Rushey Common lake, 10th February

Red Crested Pochard  21m 14f may have been more hidden
Egyptian Goose  2
Great Black Backed Gull
Lapwings c45 over

Clackers & Mrs Clackers

Otmoor 10th February

15:30-17:00

Barn Owl, perched on fence post at back of car park field but resolutely stayed put and would not put on a flying display!


Oxford Christ Church 10th February

Black Redstart 1stw/f still on south side of the college at midafternoon (per RBA).

Chipping Norton: 10th February

Chipping Norton
Brambling: male. Again in this small stand of Beech alongside minor road W of CN. Elusive once disturbed. Lots of birds feeding here today. SP298254. 12:00.

Steve Akers

Standlake Common: 10th February

Great Egret, 1 Pit 38 & 1 Pit 60
Stonechat 2, Pit 38
Oystercatcher 2, Pit 38
Raven 1
Peregrine 1
Pintail 5, pit 60

Wootton nr Woodstock: Hordley Farm: 9th February

Wootton nr Woodstock: Hordley Farm
2 Woodcock

Bob Pomfret

A329 near Moulsford: 10th February

A329 near Moulsford
Brambling: Fem back again, for ca.10 mins. SU5985. 11:35.

Mike Amphlett

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Balscote: Balscote Quarry: 9th February

Balscote: Balscote Quarry
Little Egret: Seen by Dave Fuller. Also adult peregrine, 4 teal and 4 snipe. 15:30.

Steve Holliday

Chipping Norton: 9th February

Chipping Norton
Brambling: fem. Feedin on ground on black sunflower sees also got with Chaffinches in our back garden at 41, The Leys. 14:30.

Steve Akers

Otmoor rspb. 9th. February

2. Marsh Harrier.
peregrine.
Water Rail.
1,500 Golden Plover.
Cetti's Warbler.
6. Snipe.
7. Yellowhammer.
Water Rail.

Oxford: Christchurch Meadow: 9th February

Oxford: Christchurch Meadow
Black Redstart: 1w/female. Continuing to show extremely well on the southern wall of Christ Church.

Thomas Miller

Photo courtesy of Thomas Miller

A329 near Moulsford: 9th February

A329 near Moulsford
Brambling: Fem, in hedgerow and foraging amongst Chaffinches and H Sprogs. A short vist. SU5985. 12:00.

Mike Amphlett

Badbury Hill: 9th February

Brambling 3+, m&2f feeding with Chaffinches below beeches at top of hill

Henley Road GPs: 9th February

Henley Road GPs
Smew: r/h. Still present just east of island. 12:50.

Roger Stansfield

Friday, 8 February 2019

Port Meadow: The Perch: 8th February

8th February

Port Meadow: The Perch
Kingfisher: Feeding from trees overhanging river upstream from the Perch. Good views for 5 mins from Port Meadow bank looking across the river. 14:30.

Port Meadow
Redshank: Feeding along the river bank opposite the Perch. SU494078. 14:45.

Andrew Siantonas

Ravens

4 Raven: Henley Fairmile area (2 days running)

Oxford: Aston's Eyot: 8th February

Oxford: Aston's Eyot
2 Peregrine: 2 within sight of each other, circled over and drifted off northwards - first record for the site. 14:30.

Anthony Cheke

Oxford - South Park

Belated news of a pair of peregrines hunting over South Park, 15:30, 7 February.

Bicester Wetland Reserve 8th Febuary

140 Teal
5 Wigeon
4 Shoveler
5 Gadwall
3 Little Grebe
2 Heron
1 GSW
230 Starling

3 Roe Deer

Alan peters
Key Holder Reserve

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Port Meadow: 6th February

Port Meadow
Mediterranean Gull: 1w. The usual bird.
Redshank
3 Yellow-legged Gull: ad, 3w & 1w.

Adam Hartley & Thomas Miller

Otmoor RSPB 6th February


Drake Shovelers

Peregrine 1
Marsh Harrier 1
Cetti's Warbler 2m
Golden Plover 1000+
Northern Shoveler 50+

Oxford: Christchurch Meadow: 6th February

Oxford: Christchurch Meadow
Black Redstart: f. still on the Christ Church buildings frontage 3.15pm, despite massive tourist disturbance.

Anthony Cheke

Henley Road GPs: 6th February

Henley Road GPs
Smew: rh. with ATB and RS. SU738752. 12:30.

Ray Reedman

Blenheim Park 6th February

Great white Egret 2
Little Egret 4
Egyptian Geese 2
Raven 2
Marsh Tit 6

Standlake Common: am 6th Feb

Pit 27
16 Goosander
Goldeneye

Pit 28
6 Goosander
5 Red-crested Pochard

Pit 38
Great White Egret

Pit 60
2 Pintail
5 Goldeneye

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Chipping Norton: 5th February

Chipping Norton
4 Snipe: All seen near Cornwell on extensive area of freshwater marshy land near small lake - most Snipe seen here - possibly wintering birds. SP280267. 10:30.

Steve Akers

Henley Rd GPs 5th February

Smew (rh) still present on first pit on the right 16:30 (per RBA). 

Port Meadow: 5th February

Port Meadow
Mediterranean Gull: 1w.
Redshank

Thomas Miller, Adam Hartley

Grimsbury Reservoir: 5th February

Grimsbury Reservoir
Goosander: male. On reservoir along with 29 tufted ducks. 10:45.

Steve Holliday

Monday, 4 February 2019

Otmoor Unofficial WeBS 4th February

699 Canada Geese
27 Coot
16 Gadwall
140 Golden Plover
3 Grey Heron
69 Greylag Geese
475 Lapwing
1 Lesser black backed gull
59 Mallard
8 Moorhen
6 Mute Swan
10 Pintail
2 Pochard
83 Shoveler
244 Teal
27 Tufted Duck
2 Water Rail
294 Wigeon
2 Marsh Harrier
3 Red Kite
1 Sparrowhawk

Farmoor Fieldfare

Courtesy of John Workman

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Harcourt Hill 3rd February

Courtesy of Ian Marriott.
























Between Harcourt Hill and the Hurst
Short-eared Owl: Seen in this location now on three separate occasions. Photos from today posted on Otmoor and Farmoor birding on facebook. SP490039. 17:00.

Ian Marriott

Courtesy of Ian Marriott.

East Hagbourne 3rd February

East Hagbourne
Little Egret: Standing in Hacca's brook (Tadley stream). SU527883. 10:30.

Christine Reardon

Oxford: pm 3rd February

Ring-necked Parakeet University Parks

Black Redstart Christchurch College

University Parks Oxford 3rd February






































0830-0930hrs

Rose ringed Parakeet 2 (pair)
Sparrowhawk 1f  in display flight
Greater Spotted Woodpecker 3

Foxholes Reserve: 3rd February

Foxholes Reserve
2 Raven 11:00.
8 Woodcock 11:00.

Tony Chatt

Wytham Wood: 3rd February

Wytham Wood
Woodcock 14:00.

Nick Suckling

Iffley: Iffley Meadows: 3rd February

Iffley: Iffley Meadows
Woodcock

Thomas Miller

Henley Road GPs: 3rd February

Henley Road GPs
Smew: S/W corner left of island . With Richard Sajdak and one other birder. 12:05.

Ralph Watts

Ardington 3rd February

8+ Brambling in wood approx 1/2 mile S of Ardington
Crossbill (over E)
Blackcap (m)
Chiffchaff
Fieldfare 200+

Little Egret and 11+ Little Grebe at Lockinge Lake


Kelmscott 3rd February

No sign of the Whooper Swans within the Mute Swan herd in fields off of Langley Lane nr Kelmscott at 11:20.

Shotover 3rd Feb

8:45-11:15

5 Siskin over
Great spotted woodpecker
Goldcrest
c60 Redwing

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Oxford Christ Church College 3rd February

Black Redstart 1stw/f still present on south side of Christ Church College 10:47 (per Dave Lowe) 

Henley Rd GPs 3rd February

Smew (redhead) still present at the Henley Rd GPs at 09:35 on first pit on the right in the S/W corner (per Hugh Netley)