Balscote: Balscote Quarry Merlin: male. A male merlin in spectacular chase of passerines over the reserve. Caught a pipit/skylark c20 metres in air before landing in an adjoining field. Also 31 lapwing. 08:50.
Chipping Norton 2 Stonechat: pair. On hedge near small lake on Cornwell shooting Estate - good views from Bridleway. 13:30. 14 Meadow Pipit 13:30. Kestrel: male. 13:30. Mute Swan 13:30. 12 Long-tailed Tit 13:30.
Sarsgrove 5 Swallow: Flying through low and fast. 11:00. Common Sandpiper: Belated report of single Common Sandpiper at small pond/spring which is the source of Sars Brook close to Sarsgrove Farm - presumably on passage. 11:00.
Balscote: Balscote Quarry Brambling: At least one flew through, part of a small passage of finches, meadow pipits and skylarks. More finches around today with flocks of 48 goldfinch and c20 linnet. Lapwing flock has built to 48 and a male stonechat is on site today. 08:20.