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Thursday, 15 April 2021
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
White fronted goose- Noke sides
Whitethroat - Car park field
Bittern - pair on Greenaways, plus booming at 1st screen and Noke.
Redstart - Long meadow
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
3 Sedge Warbler: Singing and song flighting. Foy for me. Almost drowned out by 4, perhaps, 5 Cettis. 17:33.
Great White Egret: The usual bird showing little sign of breeding plumage. 17:33.
26 Barnacle Goose: Been up to 40 of this 'feral'/non wild flock. 17:33.
Peregrine: Usual pylon. 17:33.
2 Common Sandpiper 17:33.
19 Tufted Duck: Only duck in any numbers now. Now sign of ring neck duck reported yesterday which, I presume, was with tufted. Still 3 goldeneye and a pochard pair. Small numbers teal. One drake shoveler. 17:33.
Monday, 12 April 2021
2 Little Ringed Plover
3 Yellow Wagtail
19 White Wagtail: Record count for the Meadow!
300 Golden Plover
50 Swallow: Over in a few large flocks.
15 Meadow Pipit: Including one intriguing colourful bird, either aberrant or a hybrid.
The weird Pipit, probably an aberrant Meadow Pipit
80 Sand Martin: mainly out over the lake with swallows but around 20 investigating nest holes in bridge.
10 House Martin
Blenheim: Park Farm
6 Lesser Redpoll
5 Willow Warbler: singing at various spots around lake.
Blenheim: Blenheim Lake
2 Mandarin Duck: Pair at Fair Rosamunds Well.
49 Tufted Duck
2 Redstart: Burgess Field: adult male calling regularly and sporadically singing in small trees halfway along railside path. Second bird calling nearby, unseen. 11:30.
Little Ringed Plover 18:00.
3 Redshank 18:00.
Redstart: Male along the hedgerows by the rail-side path. 09:30.
3 Yellow Wagtail: Feeding actively by the SW corner of floods with 3 putative 'white' wagtails, 6 pied wagtails and c.20 meadow pipits. 09:30.
Sunday, 11 April 2021
Redstart: male. Only my second record for the site. 20:22.
52 Mute Swan: My highest count on site. 20:22.
7 Yellow Wagtail: Numbers starting to build. 20:22.
Common Sandpiper 20:22.
6 Oystercatcher 20:22.
4 Willow Warbler 20:22.
|Courtesy of Jez March|
Redstart still 14:42
(per Jez March,Ralph Watts)
|Courtesy of Jez March|
2 Grey Wagtail 10:00.
3 House Martin 10:00.
13 Teal 10:00.
8 Blackcap 10:00.
9 Chiffchaff 10:00.
4 Willow Warbler 10:00.
13 Reed Bunting 10:00.
9 Linnet 10:00.
15 Meadow Pipit 10:00.
2 Green Sandpiper 10:00.
30 Fieldfare 10:00.
10 Redwing 10:00.
5 Lapwing 10:00.
Redstart: Male. 10:00.
2 Sedge Warbler 10:00.
23 Swallow 10:00.
43 Snipe 10:00.
Saturday, 10 April 2021
Ring Ouzel: a massive crop of an image of one disappearing north over Warneford Meadow this morning. Fortunately, it was calling, the Fieldfare-like flight call. No throat pattern can be seen on the images, but the long, pale wings, with tapered primaries, are just visible. Also seen by Phil Barnett who was in the meadow at the time.
Friday, 9 April 2021
Redstart: male. My first for the site seen in scrub along road parallel with bridle path. 21:04.
25 House Martin: NFY on site, came down in a rain shower and didn't stick around. 21:04.
Sand Martin 21:04.
20 Swallow 21:04.
6 Willow Warbler: 4 new birds in today. 21:04.
Little Owl 21:04.
(per Luke Marriner)
25 Barnacle Geese east over Headington just before dawn this morning, viewed from Southfield Golf Course. This continues a remarkable run of waterbirds over this hill, following 7 Goosander (photographed) and two flocks of Common Scoter (sound-recorded) last month.