It looks as if the Buzzard issue has been sensibly resolved at least for the present so well done to the powers that be for listening and acting in the interests of this marvellous bird and the countryside in general.
Thought i'd post a picture of a Yellowhammer celebrating the good news today at Stanford-in-theVale.
Kingfisher; Mute Swans with just one cygnet showing for the first time and still two pairs of Common Terns on BH Gull island despite idiots in inflatable deliberately disturbing the birds into the air yesterday (Police informed and responded). Downy Emeralds seen between 14:15 and 17:15 on Thrupp plus two other flooded pits. Small Blue butterfly as well on St Davids meadow.
Female Mallard feeding inside the main trolley park outside entrance to Abingdon Tesco Extra this evening.
On Sunday evening, Cetti's singing just SE of Barton Fields nature reserve, Abingdon,
3 Grasshopper Warbler (1 in carpark field. 2 near second screen).
Oystercatcher: On first scrape (Big Otmoor).
10 Redshank: Unusual sighting 10 hovering together in a group, just off the ground, on big Otmoor. Garganey (Male) flying from Big Otmoor onto Ashgrave. flying with three other ducks. Didn't have time to I.d. as they disappeared over hedge. Four Gargany ?.
Little ringed Plover 1 (Badger)
Glaucous gull: what looked like an adult bird feeding with a large flock of herring and LBB gulls in the flooded grassland on the left of the path to second screen. The bird was quite active flying around from one patch to the next.
Port Meadow: Burgess Field Nature Park
Cuckoo: First heard calling from north end of Burgess Field. Sighted (presumably the same individual) still calling in a tree on other side of Oxford canal, approx. SP496095. SP497091.
Marsh Harrier reported
Hobby 11+ over Greenaways & Reed bed
Turtle Dove 2 along the bridleway
Gropper 3+ (2 reeling along path to 2nd Screen)
Lesser Whitethroats (no sign of poss Glaucous Gull)
Venn Mill Raven: About 300 yards N of Venn Mill. Very low over road before landing in field - no doubt eyeing up the unfortunate ex-pheasant on the verge. First Raven I've seen in six years of travelling this road on a dailyish basis.