A Black Stork was report on RBA as flying SE over Leek Wootton in Warks. at midday today. If it carried on in that direction it certainly would have flown through Oxon airspace. It's worth keeping a look out for it.
Great White Egret c14:00-c15:00 then flew south and appeared to land somewhere on the RSPB reserve.
Found by Barry Bachelor in the field north of the Jacob Stone. there is a large pool in this field that dries out during the summer but is still quite full. Jacob Stone is along the bridleway between the 100 acre and Oddington (Bark)
Great White Egret filmed through a hedge.
Glossy Ibison Greenaways today
Marsh Harrier (per Allan Jones)
Ruff male nr sum plum (per Geoff Wyatt)
Dunlin (per Dave Lowe)
Turtle Dove 2
Mistle Thrush 14
No sign of yesterdays Bee-eater.
Downy Emerald 2 (per Geoff Wyatt)
Hairy Dragonfly 5+ Hobby this afternoon courtesey of The Early Birder.
Complete weekend round-up tomorrow
on Otmoor Birding
A Bee-eater was reported on RBA flying over Otmoor marsh at 6:30 pm. We interrogated spoke to the finder who saw the Bee-eater, he is familiar with the species and was unaware of the significance of his record in Oxon as these birds are fairly common back home in Hungary. Apparently seen over Big Otmoor heading from west to east, it flew over low and called twice. There was no further sign by 20:40.
Ruff (m) nr summer plumage on Big Otmoor c 20:40
Turtle Dove 2
Upton House 4 Spotted Flycatcher: Two pairs on site - first pair close to the Reception hut, look to be building a nest in an ivy covered tree - have been in and out with nesting material. Second pair in the Wild Garden. If visiting remember it is National Trust and an entrance fee is charged, free if a NT member.