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20th May Common Crane Otmoor RSPB...19th May Fulmar Grimsbury Reservoir...

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Kings Sutton: 28th May

Kings Lock
Curlew: heard calling then seen flying over water meadows north of Kings Lock. 14:30.

Martin Frend

Otmoor 28th may

Cuckoo 3+ including the Hepatic Female
Turtle Dove
Marsh Harrier 2
Hobby 5+

sedge warbler

Hepatic Cuckoo

: 28th May

Chinnor Old Quarry
Water Rail: Heard calling but not seen. SU751996.

Jez March

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Weyland's Smithy 27th May

Quail (h) this afternoon (Wickster & The Law).

Ewelme 27th May

Red Kite

Ewelme Cressbeds 27th May

No further sign of any Bee-eaters by 16:53

Pit 60 27th May

Standlake pit 60
3 Redshank: of a pair removing eggshell from nest. SO843165.

Standlake pit 60
Hobby: 1 summer/2cy low past hide mobbed by gull. SO843165.

Mick Cunningham

Ewelme: Cress beds: 27th May

Ewelme: Cress beds
Bee-eater: Probably 3 present.

Thomas Stevenson

Otmoor RSPB 27th May

Common Crane (unringed) reported on Greenaways this morning (per RBA).

Cuckoo (rufous morph) still present (per Bark)
Marsh Harrier 4
Common Tern 12
Turtle Dove 2

Friday, 26 May 2017

Otmoor.A.M. 26th May.

Cuckoo (hepatic-morph) in the hedge at the back of Greenaways
at 08:45 (per Richard Ebbs)

4 Marsh Harrier
8 Common Tern
3 Little Egret.

per JR  PG.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Otmoor: 25th May pm

Hepatic morph Cuckoo, 1st screen, 12:40
Marsh Harrier, 1st screen, 15:35
Bittern, 1st screen, 13:00

Otmoor Thursday 25 May am

8 Common Tern (on tern raft)
2 Turtle Dove
6 Cuckoo
3 Hobby
3 Little Egret
3 Oystercatcher
2 Snipe (drumming)
Lots of warblers

Grass Snake out for a swim
Reed Warbler

Sedgie in full voice

Otmoor 25th of May

Rufous-morph (Hepatic) Common Cuckoo courtesy of  Norman Smith.

1 Bittern
2 Turtle Dove
2 Marsh harrier
Multiple Cuckoo's (including Hepatic-morph)
5+ Hobbies

Common Cuckoo courtesy of Pat Galka

See more of Pats photos on Pat Galka Flikr Page

Freeland: 25th May

Cuckoo: Calling from wood, eastside of Freeland. Also heard on Tues per my parents.

David Cleal

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Pangbourne: River Thames: 24th May

Pangbourne: River Thames
Mandarin Duck: fem. with brood of ducklings. 12:35.

Peter Law
Red Kite courtesy of Eddie McLaughlin

Otmoor.A.M. 24th May.

1 Bittern
1 Marsh Harrier
5 Common Tern
4 Little Egret.

Otmoor RSPB 24th May

Hepatic-morph Common Cuckoo reported this morning near to the second screen
(per the RSPB).

Hinksey Park May 24th 09:13

Cuckoo - 1 calling (rare here, second record?)

Sent from my iPhone

Otmoor: 23rd May

 Greenaways (by cattle pens), 10:00 - 15:30

Turtle Dove, 14:00
Hobby, 12:45
Common Crane, 10:25
Marsh Harrier, 11:15