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Thursday, 30 April 2020

Balscote Quarry Nature Reserve 30th April

Hobby: One flew north. SP388428. 08:05.

Steve Holliday

Port Meadow: 30th April

Port Meadow: lunchtime update
Ringed Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Yellow Wagtail
Common Tern
4 Shelduck

Adam Hartley

Appleford: Appleford GP: 30th April

Whimbrel still present on eastern side of the new workings 08:45.
Potentially different bird to the one heard by Jason yesterday. This one appeared to drop out of nowhere calling loudly and landed on new workings. 07:07.
5 Little Ringed Plover 07:07.
4 Common Tern 07:07.

Conor MacKenzie

Late p.m White Wagtail 2 (Badger)

Courtesy of Badger.

Shotover 30th April

Cuckoo (seen and heard)
Garden Warbler
4 Whitethroat
4 linnet

Sent from my iPhone

Chinnor: Cement Works: 30th April

Chinnor: Cement Works
Greenshank: Still on lake 2b on edge of lake. 06:57.
2 Oystercatcher: On edge of lake 2b. 06:57.
2 Little Ringed Plover: On island of lake 2b. 06:57.

(Luke Marriner)

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Cholsey: 29th April

Lesser Whitethroat courtesy of Alan Dawson.

1 Common Redstart.
5 Lesser Whitethroat.
20+ Common Whitethroat.
Willow Warbler.
30+ House Martin.
20+ Swallow
6 Swift
6 Fieldfare
2 Yellow Wagtail

Paul Chandler & Alan Dawson

Courtesy of Alan Dawson.

: 29th April

Burcot: Thames
Common Sandpiper: SU563956. 19:30.

Alex Edgar

Port Meadow: 29th April

Port Meadow: Evening Update
No sign of Grey Plover

Little Ringed Plover
4 Ringed Plover
2 Oystercatcher
9 Shelduck
Egyptian Goose

Isaac West, Ollie Padget, Gnome

Farmoor Reservoir 29th April

Arctic Tern c7
Common Tern 2 
Swift 100+

(per Dai) 

All seen from the perimeter fence. 

Chinnor: Cement Works: 29th April

Greenshank Didn't realise how far chinnor is on my bike ??.
Still present on lake 2b on the small island. 16:53.
2 Dunlin: On small island with green shank. 16:53.
Common Sandpiper 16:56.

Luke Marriner

2 Oystercatcher: Arrived, fed, copulated, left, in about 20 minutes plus the 3 other waders making 4 species simultaneously, a record for Chinnor. 20:00.

Mark Mckeown

Worton: 29th April

29th April

3 Swift: FOY. With flock of swallows and house martins. 14:00.

Begbroke: Spring Hill
2 Lapwing 15:00.

Nick Suckling

Moreton nr Thame: Moreton Golf Course: 29th April

Moreton nr Thame: Moreton Golf Course
Hobby: Darted through having a go at the hirundines. 15:43.
Peregrine 15:43.
8 Yellow Wagtail: Across whole site. 15:43.
6 Oystercatcher 15:43.

Luke Marriner

Appleford GPs 29th April

Whimbrel H/O c12:45
Common Tern 2
Hobby (per Conor MacKenzie) 
Barn Owl 

: 29th April

Graven Hill
2 Little Ringed Plover: SP581215. 12:30.

Colin Oram

Sonning Common: 29th April

Sonning Common
Grey Partridge: Walked in front of us on way back from Pet Shop. SU720788. 10:40.

Ralph Watts

Port Meadow 29th April

Grey Plover at northern end of flood 07:38 (Dave Lowe, Gnome)

Little Egret 3

Grey Plover courtesy of Gnome

Carterton: 29th April

2 Corn Bunting: Second male now vocalising at location. SP274085. 06:55.

George Best

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Moreton nr Thame: Moreton Golf Course: 28th April

Moreton nr Thame: Moreton Golf Course
6 Yellow Wagtail 22:01.
4 Oystercatcher 22:01.

Luke Marriner

Farmoor Reservoir: 28th April

10 Arctic Tern
Wheatear: From perimeter fence. SP445065. 21:33.

Paul Butler

Port Meadow 28th April

Black Tern at the North end of the floods and still present 18:20

Little Ringed Plover
Yellow Wagtail
9 Shelduck
2 Oystercatchers

Dave Lowe, Gnome et al.

Video courtesy of Gnome

Bix 28th April

Hoopoe at Bix Manor (per RBA) 

Bloxham: 26th April

Peregrine: Stooped over Bloxham churchyard. Presumably within hunting range of the Banbury birds. 13:30.

David Horan

Towersey: 27th April

Towersey - Pheonix Trail
3 Swallow: SP737048. 07:15.
Yellow Wagtail: SP737048. 07:15.
Wheatear: SP737048. 07:15.
12 Blackcap: SP737048. 07:15.
5 Chiffchaff: SP737048. 07:15.
2 Lapwing: SP737048. 07:15.
13 Yellowhammer: SP737048. 07:15.
8 Lesser Whitethroat: SP737048. 07:15.
12 Whitethroat: SP737048. 07:15.
Peregrine: SP737048. 07:15.
7 Linnet: SP737048. 07:15.
Corn Bunting: SP737048. 07:15.

Nick Marriner

Monday, 27 April 2020

Cassington GPs: 27th April

Cassington GPs
Pochard: m. 19:00.
Cuckoo: heard. 19:00.

Malcolm Teal

Port Meadow: 27th April

Port Meadow
Little Ringed Plover: on south end of flood. 19:00.
3 Yellow Wagtail: 2m, 1f. 19:00.

Ollie Padget

Stratfield Brake: 27th April

Stratfield Brake
Hobby: over lake. (also Peregrine flyover 3 days ago, by clubhouse.). 19:30.
Cuckoo: At least 1. 19:30.
2 Lesser Whitethroat 19:30.
Reed Warbler 19:30.

Simon Myers

Dorchester: Days Lock: 27th April

Dorchester: Days Lock
Hobby: Hawking in meadows on either side of Thames. 19:30.

Alex Edgar

Charney Bassett: 27th April

Charney Bassett
8 Swift: Screaming overhead. first I've seen this year. SU379945. 11:00.

Ian Graham

Eynsham: Chil Brook: 27th April

Eynsham: Chil Brook
Cuckoo: male. Cuckoo calling by Chilbrook 17.00 - 18.00. 20:37.

Thomas Stevens

Standlake: 27th April

3 Lesser Whitethroat: Village environs 1 Straight Mile road. 1 en route to northmoor 1 en route to lynch hill All males. All singing. 19:32.

Mick Cunningham

Standlake: 27th April

3 Cuckoo: At least 3 males around the village. Maybe 5 if those at Standlake Common are different birds. 19:24.

Mick Cunningham

Standlake: 27th April

2 Hobby: Together. Hawking over the common. FOY for me. 19:24.

Mick Cunningham

Little Milton: 27th April

Little Milton
Hobby: Heading over village heading North. 17:00.

Andy Coates

Banbury 27th April

Peregrine Falcon courtesy of Graeme Porter.

Banbury St Mary's Church
Peregrine: Sat above the south facing clock again. SP452406. 08:45.

Grimsbury Reservoir
Common Sandpiper: SP452406. 09:15.

Graeme Porter

Chinnor: Cement Works: 27th April

Chinnor: Cement Works
Greenshank: Still on small island Lake 2b. 10:00.

David Stracey

Courtesy of David Stracey.

Stratfield Brake: 27th April

27th April

2 Lesser Whitethroat: SU502114. 11:05.

Stratfield Brake
Cuckoo 10:30.

Christopher Lane

: 26th April

Yellow Wagtail: heard heading NE over garedn. SP713055. 14:07.

Luke Marriner

Headington Holloway Rd 27th April

8 Swift

Sent from my iPhone

Appleford: Appleford GP: 27th April

Appleford: Appleford GP
2 Yellow Wagtail 11:45.
6 Little Ringed Plover 11:45.
7 Common Tern 11:45.
2 Oystercatcher 11:45.
Cuckoo 11:45.
Reed Warbler 11:45.

Conor MacKenzie

Port Meadow: 26th April

Port Meadow
2 Little Ringed Plover: on flood. 12:00.
3 Yellow Wagtail: 2m 1f. 12:00.

Ollie Padget

Sydlings Copse 21st April

Belated report of a Wood Warbler singing on the 21st April. 

Blenhiem Park 27th April

Egyptian Goose
Reed Warbler f.o.y

(per Dave Doherty)

Yarnton: 27th April

2 Tawny Owl: m & f. A pair calling. 00:05.

Nick Suckling

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Port Meadow 26th April

No sign of the Wood Sandpiper this morning.
2 Greenshank at the north end of the floods mid morning

Lesser Whitethroat nr Burgess Field gate at 08:20.

2 Little Ringed Plover
3 Yellow wagtail
Great Black-backed Gull (over)

Gnome, Dave Lowe, Ollie Padget

Otmoor: 26th April

Male and (a very dark) female Garganey on Big Otmoor

Chinnor Old Cement Works: 26th April

Greenshank courtesy of David Stracey

2 Little Ringed Plover: 2 still on the tiny island. 19:00.
Greenshank: On tiny island relocating to the shore once people and dogs departed, photographed by David Stracey. 19:00.

Mark Mckeown

Oxford Airport: Campsfield end: 26th April

Oxford Airport: Campsfield end
Redstart: In the hedge along footpath to E of airfield. 19:00.

Simon Myers

Sedge Warbler courtesy of Ewan Urquhart.

Black Audi Birding

: 26th April

Cuckoo: Heard only from our garden , in the direction of Pit 60. SP390029. 15:30.

Antony Collieu

Tadpole Bridge to Shifford Lock 26th April

Grasshopper Warbler
3 Reed Warbler

Richard Parsons

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake: 26th April

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake
3 Common Tern 16:00.
2 Little Egret 16:00.
75 Mute Swan 16:00.
Barnacle Goose 16:00.

Isaac West
Red Kite Thame courtesy of Luke Marriner.

Iffley Meadows: 26th April

Grasshopper Warbler 2 singing
Garden Warbler
Oystercatcher flew over calling

Port Meadow: 26th April

Port Meadow
2 Oystercatcher: At least two oystercatcher in the middle of the flooded area. 14:10.
3 Little Egret: 3 little egret feeding in the flooded channel separating Burgess Field from the meadow - on the meadow side. 14:10. 

Matthew Doorly

Chimney: Chimney Meadows: 26th April

Spotted Redshank Over, calling. Seemingly following Thames.
Grasshopper Warbler
3 Cuckoo

Mark Merritt

Henley Road GPs: 26th April

Henley Road GPs
Cuckoo: Heard but not seen unfortunately. . 11:30.

John Kearns

Lower Heyford: 26th April

Courtesy of Norman Smith.

2 Grey Partridge: SP4824. 13:31.

Norman Smith

Thame: Cuttle Brook: 26th April

Thame: Cuttle Brook
Cuckoo: Still present at 13:00 then flew in the direction of towersey. 13:29.

Luke Marriner

Yarnton: 26th April

2 House Martin: Over house. FOY (cp 14/5 last year). 11:00.

Nick Suckling

Chipping Norton: 26th April

Chipping Norton
Bullfinch: male. SP308267. 12:00.
Blackcap: Singing male. SP308267. 12:00.

Steve Akers

Otmoor bridleway 26th April

Wood Sandpiper April 25th courtesy of Isaac West.

Wood Sandpiper seen yesterday and still on Big Otmoor this morning.
Garganey 2 m/f still present on Big Otmoor
Hobby 3

(per Old Caley)

Graven Hill 26th April

Graven hill
Garden Warbler: SP583213. 11:52.

Jon Holt

Waterstock: River Thame: 26th April

Waterstock: River Thame
9 Sedge Warbler 07:30.
2 Grey Partridge 07:30.
13 Reed Bunting 07:30.
7 Fieldfare 07:30.
11 Linnet 07:30.
2 Snipe 07:30.
Reed Warbler 07:30.
2 Yellow Wagtail 07:30.
14 Blackcap 07:30.
14 Whitethroat 07:30.
3 Lesser Whitethroat 07:30.
2 Common Tern 07:30.
Cuckoo 07:30.

Nick Marriner

Abingdon 26th April

No sign of the reported Hoopoe this morning around Caldecott (TW) 

Thame: Cuttle Brook: 26th April

Thame: Cuttle Brook
Cuckoo: At last, 1st this year.
Little Egret: Returning along the Cuttle Brook towards Moreton. SP700059. 11:00.

Mike Bond

Farmoor Reservoir 26th April

Black Tern 2 over F2 viewed from the fence line c09:45 (per Dai). 

Appleford: Appleford GP: 26th April

Appleford: Appleford GP
Common Sandpiper 10:05.
6 Common Tern 10:05.
Wheatear: fem. 10:05.
8 Little Ringed Plover: Couple of displays between pairs. 10:05.
2 Oystercatcher 10:05.
4 Egyptian Goose 10:05.
2 Lesser Whitethroat 10:05.
2 Yellow Wagtail 10:05.

Conor MacKenzie

Thame: Cuttle Brook: 26th April

Thame: Cuttle Brook
Little Egret: Flying along Cuttle Brook towards the main River Thame. SP700059. 09:15.

Mike Bond

Headington: 25th April

Lesser Whitethroat: Nocmig record - characteristic rattling song at just after midnight. Presumed to be some sort of nocturnal flight song. First garden record. 00:03.

Isaac West

Cassington GPs: 25th April

Cassington GPs
Garganey: m. 18:00.

Malcolm Teal

Cassington GPs: 24th April

Cassington GPs
Pochard 19:00.

Malcolm Teal

: 26th April

Raven: Cronking and overflew nr Waterloo bridge. SU5985. 15:45.

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Port Meadow: 25th April

Wood Sandpiper in centre of flooded field and still present early evening.
3 Wheatear 
Little Ringed Plover

Joe Wynn

Wood Sandpiper courtesy of Joe Wynn

Otmoor: 25th April

Wood Sandpiper 11:20.

Isaac West

Farmoor Reservoir: Lower Whitley Farm: 25th April

Farmoor Reservoir: Lower Whitley Farm
2 Little Ringed Plover: SP436051. 16:00.
Yellow Wagtail: SP436051. 16:00.
Wigeon: male. SP436051. 16:00.
Lapwing: SP436051. 16:00.

Graham Taylor

New Marston: New Marston Meadows: 25th April

New Marston: New Marston Meadows
Common Sandpiper

Tom Evans

Radley GP's 25th April

Cuckoo courtesy of Mark Chivers.

Lesser Whitethroat: Seen in song. FOY.
2 Whitethroat: In song.
Garden Warbler: Seen in song. FOY.
2 Cuckoo: Heard.

(Ian Elkins, Mark Chivers)

Farmoor village: 25th April

Farmoor village
Cuckoo: calling from wytham wood first time I have heard it here. SP450070. 20:59.

Paul Butler

Blewbury: 25th April

2 Egyptian Goose: parents with very young goslings on stream between Blewbury Mill and Hagbourne Mill. SU535876. 06:30.

W Holden

Sutton Courtenay: Sutton Pools: 25th April

Sutton Courtenay: Sutton Pools
2 Oystercatcher: flying over head, prob heading to appleford G:P. 15:27.

W Holden

Garsington: 25th April

Cuckoo: Cuckoo back between Garsington/Denton. 19:30.

Stephen Lockey

Otmoor: 25th April

7 Hobby 11:00.
4 Cuckoo 11:00.
Little Egret 11:00.
20 Swift 11:00.
Wheatear 11:00.
Raven 11:00.
Snipe 11:00.
4 Lesser Whitethroat 11:00.
Barnacle Goose 11:00.

Isaac West

Standlake: West Oxon Sailing Club Lake: 25th April

Standlake: West Oxon Sailing Club Lake
8 Common Tern 16:41.

Mick Cunningham

: 25th April

Bicester: Langford
Raven: Circling calling. SP593215. 16:41.

Jon Holt

Banbury: 25th April

Whimbrel: Nocmig record @ 00:44, 1 bird/group - 3 calls.

Gareth Blockley

East Oxford: 25th April

Whitethroat: 1 male in full song in Cowley rd/Princes st area, an unexpected first for garden list!
Tom & Luca Pizzari

Stanton St. John: 25th April

Stanton St. John
Cuckoo: Holly Wood. 11:06.

David Brown

Moreton nr Thame: Moreton Golf Course: 25th April

Wheatears courtesy of Luke Marriner.

4 Bar-tailed Godwit Re ID the black whit to bar with help from Tom Bedford. Any one birding a golf course keep your eyes open !! 11:00.
Oystercatcher 4
Garden Warbler 2
Lesser Whitethroat 4
Whitethroat 9
Wheatear 4
Yellow Wagtail 2

Luke Marriner

Southfield Golf Course, Oxford: 25th April

4 Bar-tailed Godwit (!) flew north. Not in my wildest dreams did I think I would add this species to my Oxford patch list, just incredible. A full write-up can be found here.

Appleford GPs 25th April

Common Sandpiper 2
Little-ringed Plover c6
Common Tern 2
Little Egret 
Lesser Whitethroat 

: 25th April

Peregrine: Flew fast over town centre. SP705060. 09:47.

Luke Marriner

Cholsey: Cholsey Marsh Nature Reserve: 25th April

Cholsey: Cholsey Marsh Nature Reserve
Cuckoo: Very mobile. 06:30.
2 Oystercatcher 06:30.

Alan Dawson

: 25th April

Cholsey, Westfield Rd.
Raven: Cronking and flying quite low, vaguely twrd Silly Bridge area. SU5885. 20:00.

Friday, 24 April 2020

Towersey 24th April

Pheonix Trail
8 Blackcap
10 Chiffchaff
13 Yellowhammer
11 Linnet
6 Lesser Whitethroat
7 Whitethroat
Reed Bunting
7 Corn Bunting

Nick Marriner

: 24th April

River Thames near Wolvercote
Cuckoo: Spotted and heard by my daughter! SP480099. 15:00.

Steve Goddard

Dorchester: Days Lock scrape: 24th April

Dorchester: Days Lock scrape
3 Oystercatcher 20:10.

Alex Edgar

Port Meadow: 24th April

Port Meadow
2 Yellow Wagtail
6 Shelduck

Adam Hartley

Southfield Golf Course: 24th April

Southfield Golf Course
Cuckoo: 1 flew N over the golf course. 07:30.

Isaac West

: 24th April

Graven hill
Common Sandpiper: SP583213. 19:33.

Graven hill
Green Sandpiper: SP583213. 19:33.

Jon Holt

Port Meadow: 24th April

Port Meadow
2 Oystercatcher: Two Oystercatcher on northern end of flooded area. 13:55.

Matthew Doorly

Chinnor: Cement Works: 24th April

Chinnor: Cement Works
3 Little Ringed Plover: Lake 2b. 10:00.

David Stracey

Port Meadow: 24th April

Port Meadow
Probable Lesser Black-backed Gull: Probable LBB on flooded area. 13:55.
2 Shelduck 13:55.

Matthew Doorly

Bicester 24th April

Common Swift 2 (over garden and FoY for me)

Appleford: Appleford GP: 24th April

Appleford: Appleford GP
Common Sandpiper 17:13.
2 Oystercatcher 17:13.
4 Yellow Wagtail 17:13.
4 Little Ringed Plover 17:13.
White Wagtail 17:13.
Peregrine 17:13.

Conor MacKenzie

: 24th April

Farmoor village
5 Oystercatcher: over garden calling. SP455007. 16:52.

Paul Butler

Oxey Mead: 24th April

Oxey Mead
2 Cuckoo: Heard around Cassington GPs. Then 2 seen flying over Oxey Mead, Yarnton. 16:00.

Nick Suckling

Cassington GPs: 24th April

Cassington GPs
Black Tern 15:00.

Nick Suckling

Appleford GPs: 24th April

Hobby 1
Common Tern 1
Yellow Wagtail 1

Otmoor: Noke Farm: 24th April

24th April

2 Garganey: adults: male and fem. Big Otmoor. SP556130. 06:00.

Otmoor: Noke Farm
Raven: SP551130. 08:30.

Nicholas Boyd

Farmoor 24th April

Lower Whitley to Pinkhill.

Grasshopper Warbler 3
Garden Warbler 6
Sedge Warbler 16 singing birds
Cuckoo 3

(per Paul Edwards)

Bicester Wetland Reserve 24th April

1 Little Ringed Plover
1 Black-tailed Godwit (present for 24th day)

Alan Peters
Key Holder Reserve

Radley GPs 24th April

Cuckoo (per Mark Chivers). 

Dix Pit

2 Common Sandpiper
Egyptian Goose with goslings

River Thames: nr Sandford-on-Thames: 24th April

River Thames: nr Sandford-on-Thames
Oystercatcher 06:30.
Common Tern 06:30.
Cuckoo 06:30.

D Moden

Stanton St. John: 24th April

Stanton St. John
Cuckoo: One calling in Holly Wood. 09:59.

David Brown

Iffley Meadows and River Thames: 24th April

Grasshopper Warbler - heard singing from two areas in the meadows, probably one bird but may be two present
Common Sandpiper - two flying down the river looking for somewhere to land
Common Tern - fishing around confluence of Thames and Cherwell
Cuckoo - heard at Iffley Fields and further down river

South Stoke: Icknield Farm: 24th April

South Stoke: Icknield Farm
Grasshopper Warbler: Reeling. 07:58.

Paul Rainsden

Stanton St. John: Stanton Great Wood: 24th April

Stanton St. John: Stanton Great Wood
Cuckoo: Seen and Heard this morning. 07:06.

David Brown

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Cassington GPs: 23rd April

Cassington GPs
Pochard: m. 19:00.
Cuckoo: heard. 19:00.

Malcolm Teal

Dorchester: 23rd April

Cuckoo 19:35.
2 Oystercatcher 19:35.
3 Egyptian Goose 19:35.

Alex Edgar

: 23rd April

Farmoor Reservoir: Pinkhill
Grasshopper Warbler: Between pinkhill res and river. SP445065. 22:14.

Paul Butler

Headington: 23rd April

Whimbrel: Nocmig record. Called four times going over the garden in the early hours. 02:10.

Pete Roby

South Leigh: 23rd April

South Leigh
2 Willow Warbler 19:30.

Richard Catling

South Leigh: 23rd April

South Leigh
Cuckoo 19:15.

Richard Catling

Stanton St. John: 23rd April

Stanton St. John
Cuckoo: One again in the Great Wood. 20:04.

David Brown

Eynsham: A40 roundabout: 23rd April

Eynsham: A40 roundabout
Barn Owl: Flying adjacent to the A40 opposite Tesco Express. 05:40.

Richard Parsons

Oxford: Iffley Road: 23rd April

Oxford: Iffley Road
Swift: I don't remember seeing an earlier one.
Sparrowhawk: female through the garden.
Ring-necked Parakeet

Bob Pomfret

Port Meadow: 23rd April

23rd April

Port Meadow
2 Oystercatcher 15:30.
Shelduck 15:30.

Port Meadow: Wolvercote Common
Yellow Wagtail: In boundary ditch between Wolvercote Common and Port Meadow near old airfield structure. 16:00.

Andrew Siantonas

: 21st April

Graven hill
2 Little Ringed Plover: SP583213. 15:04.

Jon Holt

: 23rd April

Spotted Flycatcher: At least one this lunchtime. SU4388. 12:30.

Leo Bateman

Beckley: 23rd April

Raven: fly-over. SP554107. 12:11.

Nicholas Boyd

Blenheim Lake

3 Little Gulls;
1st summer,
2nd summer,
Present for about 20 minutes then flew north at 11.15

7 Common Terns.
2 Shelduck.

Standlake Common

Garden Warbler
Cuckoo Wars

Farmoor Reservoir 23rd April

Osprey c10:30 (per Dai). 

Otmoor from bridleway 23rd April

Spotted Redshank 
Grey Plover (P.B)
Wigeon 16
Pintail 3
Shelduck 2
Lesser Whitethroat 3
Cuckoo 3

Didcot: 23rd April

Corn Bunting: SU533886. 06:19.

W Holden

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Port Meadow 22nd April

Common Tern: Fishing in Thames. 14:00.
Grey Wagtail 14:00.
Swallow 14:00.
2 Oystercatcher 15:10.
4 Skylark 15:30.

In the evening:
4 Swift
3 Yellow Wagtails
1 Little Ringed Plover

Matthew Doorly, Nick Suckling, Ollie Padget

Cassington GPs: 22nd April

Cassington GPs
5 Goldeneye: 4f+m. 19:05.
2 Little Gull 19:05.

Malcolm Teal

Radley GP: Thrupp Lake: 22nd April

Courtesy of Conor Mackenzie.

Little Gull ad. Adult in stunning summer plumage. SU518983. 12:45.

Conor MacKenzie

South Leigh: 22nd April

South Leigh
3 Lesser Whitethroat: At least 3 territories in fields south of village.
Yellow Wagtail

Richard Catling

Moreton nr Thame: Moreton Golf Course: 22nd April

Moreton nr Thame: Moreton Golf Course
Egyptian Goose 18:55.
Hobby: Hawking high above the lakes. 18:55.
16 Yellow Wagtail 18:55.
4 Oystercatcher 18:55.

Luke Marriner

Port Meadow: Burgess Field Nature Park: 21st April

Port Meadow: Burgess Field Nature Park
Raven: SP499086. 08:30.

Nicholas Boyd

Witney: 22nd April

Raven: Flying at height westwards, and cronking, over Ralegh Crescent, Deer Park, Witney. SP338097. 13:11.

Joanna Harding

Port Meadow: Burgess Field Nature Park: 22nd April

Port Meadow: Burgess Field Nature Park
Lesser Whitethroat 12:00.

Christopher Lane

Iffley Meadows 22nd April

Cuckoo at Iffley Meadows this morning (per Mark Chivers)

Banbury 22nd April

Courtesy of  Graeme Porter.

Peregrine: Sat on pediment above the south facing clock - seems to favour this perch. SP452406. 09:00.

Graeme Porter

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Clifton Hampden: 21st April

21st April

Clifton Hampden
Oystercatcher 19:25.
8 Egyptian Goose 19:50.

Alex Edgar

Standlake: 21st April

Wheatear: m. In fields just west of village hall. Foy for me. 21:06.
Cuckoo: m. Singing from fields at back of my house at Rack End. FOY for me. 21:06.

Mick Cunningham

Port Meadow 21st April

Burgess Field:
Ring Ouzel still present  this morning in the usual place

Port Meadow this evening:
4 Yellow Wagtail
2 Shelduck
1 Common Tern

Hugh Petter, Gnome

Towersey 21st April

Pheonix Trail

3 Lesser Whitethroat
2 Swallow
Yellow Wagtail
Reed Bunting
7 Blackcap
5 Chiffchaff
11 Yellowhammer
3 Lapwing
6 Whitethroat
15 Linnet
13 Corn Bunting

Nick Marriner

Appleford GPs 21st April

Whinchat courtesy of Conor Mackenzie.

Whinchat along fence line
Wheatear 2

Courtesy of Conor Mackenzie.

Fyfield Wick: 21st April

Fyfield Wick
Swift: Feeding briefly then continued North. 16:00.

Jed Cleeter

Wantage: Lark Hill: 19th April

Wantage: Lark Hill
Whimbrel: Over, heard. From Goddard's Brook track. 15:00.
2 Stonechat: pair. 15:00.
10 Yellow Wagtail 15:00.

Leo Bateman

Shotover 21st

3 Whitethroat
10+ blackcap

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Cholsey: Lollingdon Hill: 21st April

Cholsey: Lollingdon Hill
Ring Ouzel: male. 07:00.

Paul Rainsden

: 20th April

Garden Warbler: SP709070. 07:15.
2 Swallow: SP709070. 07:15.13 Blackcap: SP709070. 07:15.
19 Linnet: SP709070. 07:15.
3 Willow Warbler: SP709070. 07:15.
9 Whitethroat: SP709070. 07:15.
Reed Bunting: SP709070. 07:15.
7 Chiffchaff: SP709070. 07:15.
Yellowhammer: SP709070. 07:15.
2 Wheatear: SP709070. 07:15.
Nick Marriner

Monday, 20 April 2020

Standlake: West Oxon Sailing Club Lake: 20th April

Standlake: West Oxon Sailing Club Lake
Black Tern 20:10.
2 Arctic Tern: Joined the black tern briefly. Snuck off unseen. Black still there as I left. This pit is locked down. Viewed from adjacent pit 12 standlake. 20:10.

Mick Cunningham

Moreton nr Thame: Moreton Golf Course: 20th April

Moreton nr Thame: Moreton Golf Course
Common Sandpiper 19:46.
4 Oystercatcher: One pair now on a nest with 2 eggs. 19:46.
12 Yellow Wagtail 19:49. 

Luke Marriner

Port Meadow: Burgess Field Nature Park: 20th April

Port Meadow: Burgess Field Nature Park
Ring Ouzel: m. Still present in the same area.

Port Meadow:
Common Sandpiper
Little Ringed Plover
4 Yellow Wagtail in amongst the horses early morning
3 Oystercatchers
2 Shelduck

Adam Hartley, Ollie Padget

Ring Ouzel courtesy of Gnome

Cholsey: Lollingdon Hill: 20th April

Courtesy of Alan Dawson.

Ring Ouzel 2 both males 10:30.

Alan Dawson

Courtesy of Alan Dawson. 

Appleford: Appleford GP: 20th April

Appleford: Appleford GP
8 Little Ringed Plover: Spread around the fishing pool and flooded area. Nice territorial displays between pairs. SU516943. 08:32.
Cuckoo: Heard over side of the Thames . SU516943. 08:32.
2 Oystercatcher: Noisy pair. SU516943. 08:32.
Wheatear m
No sign of the Redstart

Conor MacKenzie

River Thames: nr Kennington: 20th April

River Thames: nr Kennington
Cuckoo 06:15.

D Moden

Sunday, 19 April 2020

Port Meadow April 19th (am)

Ring Ouzel still in Burgess Field late afternoon

Whimbrel, heard-only fly-over early evening
Redstart - 1 Male in Burgess Field
Garden Warbler - 2
Wheatear - 2
Little Ringed Plover - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 5
White Wagtail - 4
Oystercatcher - 2
Shelduck - 4

Dave Lowe, Ollie Padget, Gnome

Farmoor Reservoir: 19th April

Farmoor Reservoir
Marsh Harrier: female over pinkhill res.
Swift 4

Paul Butler

Sarsgrove: 19th April

2 Wheatear: pair. 11:00.
4 Swallow 11:00.
4 Willow Warbler 11:00.
3 Chiffchaff 11:00.
3 Blackcap: At least three singing males. 11:00.
2 Nuthatch 11:00.
Green Woodpecker: H/O. 11:00.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 11:00.
Kestrel: fem. 11:00.

Steve Akers

Great Rollright: 18th April

Great Rollright
17 Swallow: Very noisy group of Swallows hunting low over the fields near Hill Barn Farm. SP317320. 11:15.
7 Skylark: SP317320. 11:15.

Steve Akers

Linky Down: 19th April

Linky Down
Raven 17:50.

Luke Marriner

Appleford GPs 19th April

Redstart in hedge behind fishing pit midafternoon.
Yellow Wagtail c8
White Wagtail 

Banbury: 19th April

4 Whimbrel: Nocmig record. 4+ bird/groups - 6 calls @ 00:41, 1 call @ 00:55, 1 call @ 01:15, 5 calls @ 01:18.

Gareth Blockley

Leafield 19th April

Common Whitethroat 1m
Yellowhammer 1m
Raven 2

: 19th April

Raven: Over garden. SP717055. 12:20.

Luke Marriner

Upper Cherwell Valley: 19th April

Upper Cherwell Valley
Whinchat: m.

Gareth Blockley

Waterstock: River Thame: 19th April

Waterstock: River Thame
Whinchat: male. Stunning. 10:14.
3 Yellow Wagtail 10:14.
2 Raven 10:14.

Luke Marriner

Lye Valley area, Headington, Oxford: 19th April

2 Oystercatchers over Southfield Golf Course, plus 10 Swallows north; Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler Warneford Meadow

Kennington Meadows 19th April