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Thursday, 29 July 2021
Wednesday, 28 July 2021
1s BALTIC GULL - a different individual to the previous one, with this one having arrested its moult pre-migration and retained a worn first-generation p10, whilst replacing p1-9 with fresh jet black feathers with rounded tips. The tail is also replaced.
Also a Wood Sandpiper and some Green Sandpipers
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Monday, 26 July 2021
Hobby: Flew over my suburban garden near the JR with a bird in its talons.
Sunday, 25 July 2021
3 Green Sandpiper: Still present at the small lake near Cornwell feeding in the shallow margins. SP283268. 17:15.
20 House Martin: Mixed group of at thirty three House Martin and Swallow feeding along tree tops, over the marsh and dipping down to drink from the lake - see regularly here at this time. SP283268. 17:15.
13 Swallow: SP283268. 17:15.
60 Mallard: Observed a compact group of adult and juvenile Mallard swimming frantically back and forth on small lagoon - reason soon became apparent - a stalking Fox. SP283268. 17:15.
Saturday, 24 July 2021
Friday, 23 July 2021
9 Egyptian Goose: 2 adults/7 juv. Egyptian goose family update. On the river bank opposite Perch landing stage amongst a large group of greylags so hard to spot them all. Also difficult to tell goslings from adults as they have grown so much, all with adult plumage. Good to see they have survived this far! 16:00.
4 Corn Bunting: 3 singing. 07:00.
2 Garganey: Otmoor. 1st screen - eclipse male; 2nd screen -1 juv briefly emerged from reeds. 07:00.
Hobby: Adult seen hunting south of rifle range (corn bunting area), calls later heard from Noke Wood. 07:00.
3 Spotted Flycatcher: Adult feeding at least 2 fledglings by path cutting through Noke Wood (turn-off southeast of Ashgrave). 13:00.
2 Marsh Tit: Noke Wood; 1 juvenile seen. 13:00.
2 Meadow Pipit 07:00.