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Friday 12 July 2024

Chipping Norton: 12th July

Chipping Norton
2 Green Sandpiper: Showing well on wetland at Swailesford Bridge nr Cornwell. SP283263. 11:30.

Steve Akers

North Woodstock 12th July

Stratford bridge

Cattle egret - 4 adults in the field adjacent to the road. Then flew back towards Blenheim.

Abingdon: Austin Place: 12th July

Abingdon: Austin Place
Yellow-legged Gull: SU493986. 14:15.

Steve Curnock

Blenheim: 12th July

3 Spotted Flycatcher: At least 3 juv.

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake
6 White-fronted Goose: feral I'm sure.

Bob Pomfret

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake: 12th July

Blenheim: Blenheim Lake
4 Cattle Egret: 2, possibly 3 nests on the island.
7 Little Egret
5 Grey Heron
2 Oystercatcher
Little Grebe: In handsome breeding plumage, Combe Creek.
24 Great Crested Grebe: 1 still on nest, at least 4 broods.
4 Common Tern
13 Egyptian Goose: including a pair with 5 young juv.
50 Sand Martin: feels like a very successful season with nests on both sides of the bridge.
110 Coot

Bob Pomfret

Thursday 11 July 2024

Chipping Norton: 11th July

Chipping Norton
18 Lapwing: juv. On wetland at Swailesford Bridge nr Cornwell. SP283263. 11:30.
Little Egret: SP283263. 11:30.
Kestrel: fem. SP283263. 11:30.
9 Swift: SP283263. 11:30.

Steve Akers

Ardley ERF lagoon 11th July

Common sandpiper - 3 (one quite dark in tone - pictured)

Green sandpiper - 5

Greenshank - 1

Appleford GP: 11th July

Green Sandpiper 3

Tar Lakes, Rushy Common: 11th July

Tar Lakes, Rushy Common
3 Yellow Wagtail: Adult with 2 fledged young, opposite car park. 15:18.

Mick Cunningham

Standlake Pit 60: 11th July

Standlake Pit 60
16 Cattle Egret: Mostly adults. 13:57.
Hobby: 2cy. 13:57.
Redstart: m. 13:57.
3 Great White Egret 13:57.

Mick Cunningham

Wednesday 10 July 2024

Aston Upthorpe: 10th July

Aston Upthorpe
2 Redstart: fem type. 2 possibly 3 Female type 2 birds calling. SU543833. 18:29.

Steve Violette

Ardley ERF Lagoon 10th July

Greenshank still present 09:36 

Green Sandpiper 3

(G.P et al).

Juvenile Cuckoo Pinkhill Nature Reserve
Courtesy of Hannah Stockdale.

Courtesy of Hannah Stockdale

Cuckoo being fed by a Reed Warbler 
Courtesy of Hannah Stockdale


Tuesday 9 July 2024

Chipping Norton: 9th July

Chipping Norton
2 Green Sandpiper: Feeding in shallows on wetland at Swailsford Bridge nr Cornwell. SP283263. 14:30.
15 Lapwing: juv. SP283263. 14:30.
Grey Heron: SP283263. 14:30.
Kestrel: fem. SP283263. 14:30.
9 Swift: SP283263. 14:30.

Steve Akers

Ardley ERF Lagoon 9th July

Greenshank still present 20:30 (JFT).

Farmoor Reservoir 9th July

Mediterranean Gull adult summer flew south 18:19.

(per Dave Lowe)

Monday 8 July 2024

Northbrook 8th July

Grasshopper Warbler singing along canal side  between Northbrook & Lower Heyford 12:53
Corn Bunting 4

(S B).

Farmoor Reservoir: Pinkhill: 8th July

Farmoor Reservoir: Pinkhill
Cuckoo: Calling. 08:00.

Jeremy Blakey

Sunday 7 July 2024

Otmoor rspb 7th July

Glossy Ibis flew in to roost in front of the 1st screen 20:56 (per Steve Sansom).

Hardwick: 7th July

Hobby: Flew over main road. 18:22.

Mick Cunningham

Standlake Pit 60: 7th July

Standlake Pit 60
Garganey 18:20.
Common Sandpiper 18:20.
6 Cattle Egret 18:20.
Great White Egret 18:20.
Redstart: m. Still. 18:20.

Mick Cunningham

Dix Pit: 7th July

Common Sandpiper 10
Oystercatcher 1

Rushy Common: 7th July

Green Sandpiper 1
Common Sandpiper 3
Oystercatcher 1
Great White Egret 1