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21st 2 TEMMINCK'S STINT 20th 4 Little Tern Farmoor Res...13th May Garganey Pit 60...Black-necked Grebe Farmoor Reservoir...6th May Wood Sandpiper Balscote Quarry...5th May Avocet Rushy Common...Osprey Farmoor Res-Port Meadow-Blenheim...

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Standlake Pit 60: 22nd May

Garden Warbler

2 Ringed Plover: ad. Both feeding on shoreline. The dismal wader passage here continues. Single redshank and LRP also present. Even hobbies seem to have forsaken the place. .

Mick Cunningham

Wootton nr Woodstock: 22nd May

Wootton nr Woodstock
Cuckoo: Calling until 5am. 04:35.

Trevor Young

Farmoor 22nd May

Black Tern

(per Dai)

Sonning Eye GPs: 22nd May

Sonning Eye GPs
Cuckoo 13:05.

Marek Walford

Bicester Wetland Reserve 22 May

1 Common Sandpiper
1 Little Egret
10 Gadwall
pair Shoveler
2 Tufted Duck
3 Lapwing
Willow, Reed, Sedge Warblers, Blackcap and Whitethroat.

Key Holder Reserve
Alan Peters

Henley Road GPs: 22nd May

Henley Road GPs
2 Red-crested Pochard: m+f. Drake and leucistic female. 12:15.
Oystercatcher 12:15.
Lesser Whitethroat 12:15.

Marek Walford

Monday, 21 May 2018

Farmoor 21st May


Turnstone 3

(no sign of any black terns or temminck's stints)

Farmoor Reservoir 21st May

TEMMINCK'S STINT 2 (D.J) along the causeway until 10:50 then flew off and no further sign by 11:45 (per Dai,Badger,et al) 

Temminck's Stints courtesy of Noah Gins.

Arctic Tern 2+
Black Tern 7+
Sanderling (per John Workman)
Turnstone 3 late afternoon

Right: Sanderling courtesy of John Workman.

Cholsey 21st May

Woodlark seen briefly on Lollingdon Hill before flying off and calling 10:30 but no further sign.

(per Paul Chandler) Cholsey Wildlife

Bampton: 21st May

Hobby: On outskirts of village. Came low over car as I was executing quick 3 point turn on hearing of farmoor tem stints. Sadly they'd gone!

Mick Cunningham

Sonning Eye GPs: 21st May

Sonning Eye GPs
3 Mandarin Duck: 2m+1f. 16:05.
Cuckoo 16:05.
Hobby 16:05.

Marek Walford

Otmoor.A.M. 21st May.

1 Bittern
11 Common Tern
3 Hobby
3+ Cuckoo
1 Marsh Harrier.

Stanton St. John: Stanton Great Wood: 21st May

Stanton St. John: Stanton Great Wood
Cuckoo 10:00.

David Brown

Sunday, 20 May 2018

: 20th May

River Thames, nr Wallingford
Reed Warbler: Male in sporadic song, on E side of river. SU614905.

Mike Amphlett

Found on Otmoor 20th May

SD card found today by the bench near the feeders on Otmoor, artist listed as Les Gordon.
Please contact me if its yours

Farmoor Reservoir: 20th May

Litte Terns courtesy of Andy Last

4 Little Tern (3 found this morning by Brian Walker) three still at 17:15 (Per Keith Clack, Dai et al),

Ringed Plover courtesy of Andy Last

Ringed Plover late afternoon
(per Andy Last)
Sanderling: On causeway. 08:20.
(per Brian Walker)

Sanderling courtesy of Dai

Distant video clip of one of todays Little Terns.

Rushey Common 29th May

Oystercatcher 5
Common Tern 9
Red-crested Pochard 5

Dix Pit:

Egyptian Goose 3
Little Egret 4
Corn Bunting Shipton Downs courtesy of Mick Cunningham.

Oxey Mead: 20th May

Oxey Mead
4 Common Tern
2 Garden Warbler
2 Reed Warbler

Derek Evans

Sutton Courtenay Peregrine, 17th May

Courtesy of Jim Bennett

Otmoor: 20th May

Garganey: drk. on Big Otmoor, but mobile.
Black-tailed Godwit: on Big Otmoor, but mobile.
Little Ringed Plover: on Big Otmoor.
5 Cuckoo: seen together by Greenaways.
4 Red-legged Partridge: two pairs on approach road.

Ian Elkins

Stanton St. John: Stanton Great Wood: 19th May

Stanton St. John: Stanton Great Wood
Cuckoo: One in the Great Wood. 21:15.

David Brown

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Shipton-under-Wychwood: 19th May

Yellow Wagtail: downs lodge road I suspect there is at least 1 pair on territory here as I've had YWag in same broadbean field evEry time I've checked it iN last c3 weeks. SP266415.

Cuckoo: m. In song Hunts Corner. SP403203.

LWV Pit 10
3 Cuckoo: m. in song. SP403203.

Mick Cunningham

Arncott 19th May

Turtle Dove 2+ on M.O.D land, no general access (per RBA).

: 19th May

Spotted Flycatcher: Singing, Church St. SU4388. 08:00.

Leo Bateman

Stanton St. John: 19th May

Stanton St. John
Cuckoo: One in Holly Wood. 06:00.

David Brown