Sightings and Photos

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Otmoor Guided Dawn Chorus Walk 15th May - see Forthcoming Events Page above.

Sunday, 3 July 2022

Standlake pit 60: 3rd July

Bittern 1
Great White Egret 1
Cattle Egret 7, pit 38 then flew to Chimney
Grasshopper Warbler 1

Otmoor rspb 3rd July

Cattle Egret 4 with cattle on Greenaways 
(per RBA).

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Longworth: 1st July

2 Spotted Flycatcher: At least 2 adults and possibly juvs too at Church end of Church Lane. 14:15.

Jed Cleeter

Chinnor: Cement Works: 2nd July

Chinnor: Cement Works
3 Little Ringed Plover: 3 Adult birds. 4 chicks still being sheltered by one of the adults on the nest site. SU749996. 11:07.
2 Oystercatcher: 2 adults and a juvenile bird. SU749996. 11:07.

Jez March

Bicester Wetland Reserve 2nd July

10 Green Sandpiper (9 at the Cattle Bridge Pool)
5 Lapwing
4 Teal
1 female Gadwall plus 4 juvs

Key Holder Reserve

Alan Peters 

Friday, 1 July 2022

Farmoor Reservoir 1st July

Little Tern (per Dave Murphy) still present on F2 15:44 (per Conor MacKenzie).

All photos courtesy of Bryan Manston.

Tar Lakes: 1st July

Tar Lakes, Rushy Common
Cuckoo: male. Seen not heard. 19:30.

Richard Catling

Henley-on-Thames: 1st July

1st July

Egyptian Goose: On boat slipway with mallards. 12:30.
2 Common Tern: On Regatta course watching boat racing. 13:30.

Ralph Watts

Events in July

As the birding slows for the summer, we will return with the combined June & July highlights at the start of August. In the meantime there are still some great local talks and exhibitions to enjoy, details below. It is also an opportunity to thank Conor MacKenzie for compiling the monthly write-ups & Peter Barker who creates all of our superb headers throughout the year, from the wonderful photos taken by our local toggers.


Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Chinnor: Cement Works: 29th June

Chinnor: Cement Works
2 Little Ringed Plover: 2 adults and 4 chicks. SU751994. 20:00.
3 Oystercatcher: 2 resident adults with a juvenile. A third bird arrived for approx 30 mins before flying off heading north. SU751994. 20:00.

Jez March

Chimney: 29th June

3 Cattle Egret 11:19.

Denis Kennedy

2 of the 3 courtesy of Denis Kennedy.

Upper Grove Mill, Bodicote 29th June

1 Spotted flycatcher on wires around water mill house. SP4527637138

: 29th June

Moulsford, Halfpenny Lane
Yellow Wagtail: Flew low across the lane N>S, and perched atop the pea-crop. SU5884. 08:20.

Mike Amphlett

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Bloxham Grove: 28th June

Bloxham Grove
100 Jackdaw: Huge flock flying in circles over houses and gardens. SP431363. 14:20.

Mary Clifton

Chinnor: Chinnor Hill: 28th June

2 Spotted Flycatcher: Pair north of Chinnor Hill car park. SP767005. 10:00.

Chinnor: Cement Works
2 Oystercatcher: Pair plus 1 juvenile on island Lake 2b. 10:45.
2 Little Ringed Plover: On island Lake 2b. 10:45.
Common Tern: 1 on island Lake 2b. 10:45.
Redshank: 1 on island Lake 2b. 10:45.

David Stracey

Courtesy of David Stracey.

Freeland 28th June

28th June

Freeland: Broadmarsh Wood
Spotted Flycatcher: ad. SP406132. 12:58.

Freeland: Broadmarsh Wood
2 Raven: SP406132. 12:25.

Glen Pascoe

Lower Windrush Valley 27th June

North cross valley way
5 Little Ringed Plover: 5-6 birds.Flying around in gravel works, calling. SP367084. 21:00.

John Pimm

Monday, 27 June 2022

Ducklington 26th June

Ducklington fritillary meadow
Hobby: possible male. Flying over, talons to bill action repeated a few times couldn't see 'prey items'. SP363075. 09:55.

John Pimm

Otmoor 26th June


 Reed Warbler with chicks to feed.

Female Garganey and gargling!? from 1st screen.
Also at least one other eclipse adult Garganey.

Three Cattle Egrets (Greenaways)

Five Wigeon (Big Otmoor)