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Saturday, 27 February 2021
9 Redshank: Big Otmoor + The Closes. 07:00.
40 Dunlin: Flying with Lapwing over The Flood. 07:00.
2 Ruff: Big Otmoor. 07:00.
Oystercatcher: Big Otmoor. 07:00.
150 Snipe: At least 150 on Big Otmoor. 07:00.
5 Curlew 07:00.
5 Marsh Harrier 07:00.
17 Cetti's Warbler 07:00.
3 Little Egret: Noke Sides. 07:00.
90 Tufted Duck: 1st + 2nd screen. 07:00.
|Otmoor Peregrine courtesy of Peter Milligan.|
Friday, 26 February 2021
Woodcock: one woodcock early evening three last night. SP445065. 19:04.
Snipe: SP445065. 19:04.
Kingfisher: SP445065. 19:04.
(per Paul Butler)
Thursday, 25 February 2021
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
4 Oystercatcher 20:00.
Peregrine: High over the lakes. 20:00.
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Monday, 22 February 2021
3 Redshank: Basking on the sunny riverbank rather than actively feeding a little upstream from the Perch. 15:30.
Goosander: fem. Basking on the sunny riverbank opposite the Perch. 15:30.
Shelduck: 4. On the floods. 15:30.
Sunday, 21 February 2021
10 Gadwall 10:00.
105 Pintail 10:00.
3 Goosander 10:00.
Jack Snipe 10:00.
375 Lapwing 10:00.
Little Egret 10:00.
500 Wigeon 10:00.
53 Snipe 10:00.
1400 Teal 10:00.
7 Reed Bunting 10:00.
2 Chiffchaff 10:00.
2 Grey Wagtail 10:00.
Female type Black Redstart (found by Adrian Bletchley) in the garden of 226 Godstow Road, Wolvercote. It is feeding from the fence posts in the garden but is often around the back of the house so it is best viewed distantly from the west end of the paddock that lies just to the west of house. From here you can look back to the fence posts behind the house itself. Please respect the privacy of the residents. Parking in the Port Meadow car park.
|Bird is roughly where the arrow is - view from the red cross|
|Black Redstart courtesy of Matthew Lloyd|
2 Oystercatcher 10:00.
Marsh Harrier 10:00.
Smew: male. 09:30.
30 Red-crested Pochard 09:30.
15 Goosander: Numbers around the various diffferent pits. 09:30.
2 Green Sandpiper
Have managed to get water levels just right in last few days, lots of very shallow water and also exposed mud, no contractor work or Thames Water tankers trundling up and down the entrance road because it's Sunday. Consequently birds feeding out in the open not flying about made them easy to count. This is the highest count in the 22 years of the reserve.
Key Holder Reserve
Woodcock: Flew from golf course low over Linkside Av/Lakeside houses, turned around and back to golf course. First I've seen in the area. SP497109. 10:22.