Sightings and Photos

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July 13th Great white Egret Pit 60...Talks: 11th Sep: OOS "Great Bustards"

Monday, 19 August 2019

Otmoor 19th August

13 Wheatear
4 Redstart
3 Whinchat
160+ Goldfinch flock
Little Egret


Balscote: Balscote Quarry: 19th August

Balscote: Balscote Quarry
Green Sandpiper: Single feeding in quarry wetland. 13:41.

Steve Holliday

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Benson: 18th August

Whinchat: Found by AH Brampton. 22:31.

Thomas Stevenson

Farmoor 18th August

Med Gull f2.

Cassington: A40: 18th August

Cassington: A40
Common Sandpiper 19:28.

John Taylor

Farmoor 18th PM

3 Yellow Wagtail
1 Common Sandpiper

Sent from my iPhone
Kingfisher Lower Radley courtesy of Mark Chivers.

Sonning Eye GPs: 18th August

Sonning Eye GPs
Common Sandpiper: At the triangle. 16:30.

Marek Walford

Pit 60: Sunday 18th August

Wheatear 1

Garsington: Kings Copse Park: 18th August

Garsington: Kings Copse Park
2 Raven: SP570021. 12:40.

Peter Law

Sarsgrove: 18th August

Redstart: Male (female also possibly still present). Elusive but very active when no disturbance. Emerged from cover and perched in sun. Lovely views. SP304251. 10:45.
2 Yellowhammer: m and f. SP304251. 10:45.

Steve Akers

Farmoor Reservoir: 18th August

Farmoor Reservoir
Yellow Wagtail 09:36.
2 Common Sandpiper
Shoveler 4

Mike Youngman

Lark Hill, Wantage: 17 August

1 Wheatear
On underground reservoir, despite 'works'

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Otmoor rspb 17th August

Courtesy of Luke O'Byrne.

Black-tailed Godwit 1st screen c08:45 (per Luke O'Byrne)

Sarsgrove: 17th August

2 Redstart: pair. Still present but elusive. Only breaking cover from hedge to catch insects then returning quickly. SP304251. 16:30.

Steve Akers

Farmoor Reservoir 17th August

Sanderling 2 (juv) 

Friday, 16 August 2019

Red Kite Survey

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Lollingdon: 16th Aug

2 Common Redstart
1 Lesser Whitethroat
2+ Spotted Flycatcher

Farmoor Reservoir 16th August

1030-1400 hrs

Sanderling 2 juveniles
Dunlin 3  all juveniles
Common Sandpiper 1

Common Swift 30+
Sand Martin 300+
House Martin 250+
Swallow 50+

Yellow legged Gull 2
Common Tern 1

: 16th August

Long Wittenham Weir
2 Reed Warbler: Feeding young well hidden in pipe reed. SU540939. 09:43.

John Taylor

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Farmoor Reservoir 15th August

1500-1800 hrs

Sanderling 2

Juvenile Sanderling

Dunlin 7
Common Sandpiper 4

Black Tern 1
Common Tern 4
Yellow legged Gull 3
Northern Shoveler 1

Northern Wheatear 1

Farmoor Reservoir 15th August

Black Tern F2 17:20 (per Dai) 

Otmoor rspb 15th August

Black-tailed Godwit 4 17:07 1st scn
Snipe 6
Little Egret 2

(per Terry Tossell) 

Farmoor Reservoir: 09:30 - 13:00, 14th Aug

2 Sanderling (juv) by sailing club
5 Dunlin along F2 causeway
1 Northern Wheatear on causeway

Juvenile Sanderling

Sleepy Dunlin group

Northern Wheatear

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Farmoor Reservoir 14th August

1415-1530 hrs

Sanderling 2  juveniles
Dunlin 9   2 adults / 7 juveniles
Common Sandpiper 4

Common Swift 9
House Martin 60+
Sand Martin 40+
Swallow 3

Common Tern 1

Juvenile Sanderlings

Balscote: Balscote Quarry: 14th August

Balscote: Balscote Quarry
Greenshank: Also 35 lapwing (incl leucistic bird) and a snipe flew through. 13:50.

Steve Holliday

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

: 3rd August

Hobby: hunting insects with, but ignoring, House Martins.

Sarsgrove: 13th August

2 Redstart: pair. Very elusive - male most active and still present at 19:00.
3 Raven: A pair circling and cronking overhead; a single bird much higher riding the thermals. 13:00.
5 Buzzard: 3 birds over the wood; 2 riding same thermal as the lone Raven. 13:00.
2 Red Kite 13:00.

Steve Akers

Farmoor Reservoir 13th August

Black Tern 8 midmorning (per Dai) 
Turnstone juv
Ringed Plover 
Dunlin 5
Common Sandpiper 

(per Ewan Urquhart) 

: 13th August

Burnt Platt Wood
Raven: Good to see after couple of month's absence. SU692833. 11:59.

John Taylor