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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Balscote: Balscote Quarry: 25th September

Balscote: Balscote Quarry
2 Stonechat: m. 14:30.
Peregrine: Mobbing a Buzzard. 14:30.

Mark Ribbons

Standlake Pit 60: 25th September

Standlake Pit 60
Great White Egret: Moved to here from pit 38 Hope it winters.
2 Water Rail: 1 heard near north hide. Another running around mud on South shore.

Mick Cunningham

Standlake: 25th September

Standlake
Great White Egret: On pit immediately west of pit 60. Viewable from southern end of Shifford Lane ie just beyond where path turns left to pit 60 north hide.



Mick Cunningham

Sarsgrove: 24th September

Sarsgrove
2 Stonechat: ad pair. On close cropped hedge on field margin - feeding constantly. 16:30.

Steve Akers

Monday, 24 September 2018

Sonning Eye GPs: 24th September


1 Grey Phalarope Juv,
1 adult & 1 juv, Arctic Tern,
4 Ringed-neck Parakeet.

Balscote: Balscote Quarry: 24th September

Balscote: Balscote Quarry
Stonechat: male. In front of screen. Work will be carried out this week to re-profile the quarry floor, creating islands and deeper areas to benefit breeding waders and roosting curlew. Project supported by Trust for Oxfordshire's Environment and BOS. 17:30.

Steve Holliday

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake: 24th September

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake
Pintail: ecl drk.
9 Wigeon
14 Little Grebe
Yellow-legged Gull: ad w/p.

Derek Evans

Farmoor 24th

2 Arctic Tern juvs
1 Yellow Wagtail
2 Ringed Plover
2 Dunlin
1 Common tern
1 Sparrowhawk

Per A.L & Dai


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Sonning Eye GPs: 24th September

Sonning Eye GPs
2 Arctic Tern: ad+juv. Per Adam Bassett. 11:45.

Marek Walford

Sonning Eye GPs: 24th September

Sonning Eye GPs
Grey Phalarope: Per Adam Bassett. 11:15.

Marek Walford

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Sonning Eye GPs: 23rd September

Sonning Eye GPs
Grey Phalarope 17:40.
Arctic Tern: imm. 17:40.

Marek Walford

Lark Hill 23rd September

Marsh Harrier (juv) through low to S
Whinchat
Stonechat (f)
3 Wheatear
5 Chiffchaff

Otmoor 23rd Sept

2 Whinchat at Noke
3 Snipe at first screen

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Appleford New Workings 23rd September

Caspian Gull (1stw)
Green Sandpiper 
Common Sandpiper 2 
Snipe
Peregrine
Stock Dove 3 
Stonechat
Whinchat 2
Wheatear 3
Meadow Pipit 40+
Yellowhammer 5

(Badger, Jerry Quin)

Oxford Cowley Marsh 23rd September

2 Ring-necked Parakeet 
2 Swallow 

(per Tommaso Pizzari) 

Farmoor: 23 September

Arctic Tern 1 juv
Ringed Plover 2

Sonning Eye GPs: 23rd September

Sonning Eye GPs
2 Sandwich Tern: Circling the lake for c5 minutes calling, but never came down, then flew off S. No sign of Grey Phal. 11:25.

Marek Walford

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Stratfield Brake: 22nd September

Stratfield Brake
2 Wigeon 08:40.
24 Teal 08:40.
Little Egret 08:40.
Spotted Flycatcher: With tit flock along canal. 08:40.

Derek Evans

Farmoor 22nd September


Arctic Tern courtesy of John Workman.


Arctic Tern juv
Dunlin
Ringed Plover juv
100's house martins with just the odd Sand Martin and swallow amongst them
Wheatear

(per Andy Last, John Workman)

Dunlin & Ringed Plover courtesy of John Workman.

Dix Pit: 22 Sept

Black Tern 2

Arctic Tern juv (per Dave Doherty)
Red-crested Pochard
Snipe

Sonning Eye GPs: 22nd September

Sonning Eye GPs
Grey Phalarope: With. M.W. H.N. And R.S. 10:00.

Ralph Watts

Didcot 22nd September

Freeman Road
Ring-necked Parakeet: SU512905. 11:10.

Michael Violette

Sonning Eye 22nd September

GREY PHALAROPE 09:10 (per Mark Walford) 

Sonning Eye GPs: 22nd September

Sonning Eye GPs
Arctic Tern: imm. 09:35.

Marek Walford

Grimsbury Reservoir 22nd September

Arctic Tern c09:55 (JFT)

No sign of the Grey Phalarope by 08:30 (per John Friendship-Taylor et al).

Friday, 21 September 2018

Grimsbury Reservoir 21st September


Juv / 1st-winter Grey Phalarope until dusk along W side
1 Hobby S
6 Golden Plover S
1 Little Egret
c4 Yellow-Legged Gulls

Bicester Wetland Reserve 21st September

1 of the 4 Green Sandpipers at the reserve this morning

Key Holder Reserve
Alan Peters

Grimsbury Reservoir 21st September

GREY PHALAROPE in S/E corner of the reservoir 17:48 (per John Friendship-Taylor)

Farmoor 21st September

 Caspian Gull

Rock Pipit


Standlake Pit 60: 21st September

Standlake Pit 60
Spotted Flycatcher: With tit flock at N end of Langley lane No waders!

Mick Cunningham

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Oxford 20th September

Peregrine low over High Street 17:30 
(per Tommaso Pizzari). 

Rushey Common lake, 20th September

Little Egret 1ad 2 juv
Hobby 2 feeding close to hide
Common Sandpiper
Dunlin 2 flew behind island near owl box
1 unknown wader disturbed by grass cutter not seen again.

Clackers & Mrs Clackers

Lark Hill 20th September

6 Whinchat
c10 Meadow Pipit
40+ Skylark

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Farmoor. Evening. 19th. September.

Arctic Tern. (juv.)

Per. D.J.  T.S.

Bicester Wetland Reserve 19th September

1 Common Sandpiper
2 Green Sandpiper
1 Snipe
1 Water Rail
53 Teal
4 Gadwall
3 Chiffchaff

Key Holder Reserve
Alan Peters

19th September Oxford, Walton Manor

Ring-necked Parakeet flew south along Kingston Road at 7:37 a.m. this morning.

Maybe the same bird that was seen at Headington Hill yesterday?