Sightings and Photos

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15th Oct Yellow-browed Warbler Lark Hill...Oct 11th Whooper Swan BWR...Oct 2nd Osprey Standlake...21st Sept Red-necked Phalarope Farmoor Res...Grey Phalarope Bicester Wetlands...19th Sep Little Gull Grims Res...Forthcoming Talks: 11th October: OOS

County Rarities

Write-ups of Past County Rarities: click on the link below for details. More to follow soon!


Port Meadow Lesser Yellowlegs (c) Steve Burch. See the write-up for more info.


The County List 


 

  Common                   County         County
  Name                     Status         Status     Category 
1   Red-throated Diver       Ra, WV         Rare        A 
2   Black-throated Diver     VR, WV         Very rare   A 
3   Great Northern Diver     Ra, WV         Rare        A 
4   Pied-billed Grebe        VR, Va         Very rare   A 
5   Little Grebe             Co, Br, Re WV  Common      A 
6   Great Crested Grebe      Co, Br, Re WV  Common      A 
7   Red-necked Grebe         Ra, WV         Rare        A 
8   Slavonian Grebe          Ra, WV         Rare        A 
9   Black-necked Grebe       Ra, WV PM      Rare        A  
10  Fulmar                   VR, Va         Very rare   A 
11  Manx Shearwater          Ra, Va         Rare        A 
12  European Storm-petrel    VR, Va         Very rare   A 
13  Leach's Storm-petrel     Ra, Va         Rare        A 
14  Northern Gannet          Ra, Va         Rare        A 
15  Great Cormorant          Co, Re WV      Common      A 
16  Shag                     Ra, Va         Rare        A 
17  Eurasian Bittern         Ra, WV         Rare        A 
18  Little Bittern           VR, Va         Very rare   A 
19  Night Heron              VR, Va         Very rare   A 
20  Squacco Heron            VR, Va         Very rare   A 
21  Cattle Egret             VR, Va         Very rare   A 2008
22  Little Egret             Un, Re, PM, OB Uncommon    A 
23  Great White Egret        VR, Va         Very rare   A 2007
24  Grey Heron               Co, Br, Re     Common      A 
25  Purple Heron             VR, Va         Very rare   A 
26  White Stork              VR, Va         Very rare   A 
27  Black Stork              VR, Va         Very rare   B 1862
28  Glossy Ibis              VR, Va         Very rare   A 
29  Eurasian Spoonbill       VR, Va         Very rare   A 
30  Mute Swan                Co, Br, Re WV  Common      A 
31  Bewick's Swan            Un, WV         Uncommon    A 
32  Whooper Swan             Un, WV         Uncommon    A 
33  Bean Goose               VR, WV         Very rare   A 
34  Pink-footed Goose        VR, WV         Very rare   A 
35  White-fronted Goose      Un, WV         Uncommon    A, C 
36  Greylag Goose            Un, Br, Re     Common      A, C 
37  Canada Goose             Co, Br, Re     Common      C 
38  Barnacle Goose           VR, WV         Very rare   A, C 
39  Brent Goose              Ra, WV         Rare        A 
40  Egyptian Goose           Un, Br, Re     Uncommon    C 
41  Ruddy Shelduck           VR, Va         Very rare?  Status?? 
42  Common Shelduck          Un, Br, Re     Uncommon    A 
43  Mandarin Duck            Un, Va         Uncommon    C 
44  Baikal Teal              VR, Va         Very rare   A 2002, BOURC later accepted
45  Eurasian Wigeon          VC, WV         Very common A 
46  American Wigeon          VR, Va         Very rare   A 
47  Gadwall                  Co, Br, Re WV  Common      A 
48  Common Teal              VC, WV         Very common A 
49  Green-winged Teal        VR, Va         Very rare   A 
50  Mallard                  VC, Br, Re WV  Very common A 
51  Pintail                  Un, WV         Uncommon    A 
52  Garganey                 Un, PM         Uncommon    A 
53  Blue-winged Teal         VR, Va         Very rare   A 
54  Shoveler                 Co, WV         Common      A 
55  Red-crested Pochard      Un, WV         Uncommon    A, C A?
56  Common Pochard           VC, WV         Very common A 
57  Ring-necked Duck         VR, Va         Very rare   A 
58  Ferruginous Duck         VR, Va         Very rare   A 
59  Tufted Duck              VC, Br, Re WV  Very common A 
60  Greater Scaup            Un, WV         Uncommon    A 
61  Lesser Scaup             VR, Va         Very rare   A 
62  Common Eider             VR, Va         Very rare   A 
63  Long-tailed Duck         Ra, WV         Rare        A 
64  Common Scoter            Un, PM         Uncommon    A 
65  Surf Scoter              VR, Va         Very rare   A 
66  Velvet Scoter            Ra, WV         Rare        A 
67  Common Goldeneye         Co, WV         Common      A 
68  Smew                     Un, WV         Uncommon    A 
69  Red-breasted Merganser   Un, WV         Uncommon    A 
70  Goosander                Co, WV         Common      A 
71 Ruddy Duck Un, Br, Re & WV Uncommon C 
72 Honey Buzzard VR,SV Very rare A 
73 Black Kite VR, Va Very rare A 
74 Red Kite Un, Br, Re Common A 
75 White-tailed Eagle VR, Va Very rare A 
76 Marsh Harrier Un, WV & PM Uncommon A 
77 Hen Harrier Un, WV Uncommon A 
78 Pallid Harrier VR, Va Very rare A 2011
79 Montagu's Harrier Un, OB, SV & PM Uncommon A 
80 Northern Goshawk Un, Re Uncommon A 
81 Eurasian Sparrowhawk Co, Br, Re Common A 
82 Common Buzzard Co, Br, Re Common A 
83 Rough-legged Buzzard VR, WV Very rare A 
84 Golden Eagle VR, Va Very rare A 
85 Osprey Un, PM Uncommon A 
86 Common Kestrel Co, Br, Re Common A 
87 Red-footed Falcon VR, Va Very rare A 
88 Merlin Un, WV Uncommon A 
89 Hobby Un, Br, SV Uncommon A 
90 Gyr Falcon  VR, Va Very rare B 1847 (2)
91 Peregrine Falcon Un, Br, Re & WV Uncommon A 
92 Black Grouse VR, Va Very rare A 
93 Grey Partridge Co, Br, Re Common A 
94 Red-legged Partridge VC, Br, Re Very common C 
95 Common Pheasant VC, Br, Re Very common C 
96 Little Bustard  VR, Va Very rare B 1833
97 Common Quail Un, Br, SV Uncommon A 
98 Water Rail Un, Br, Re & WV Uncommon A 
99 Spotted Crake VR, Va Very rare A 
100 Corn Crake VR, PM Very rare A 
101 Moorhen VC, Br, Re Very common A 
102 Eurasian Coot VC, Br, Re & WV Very common A 
103 Common Crane VR, Va Very rare A 
104 Oystercatcher Ra, PM Rare A 
105 Black-winged Stilt VR, Va Very rare A 
106 Avocet Ra, PM Rare A 
107 Stone Curlew Ra, OB, SV Rare A 
108 Little Ringed Plover Co, Br, SV & PM Common A 
109 Ringed Plover Co, OB, SV & PM Common A 
110 Kentish Plover VR, Va Very rare A 
111 Dotterel VR, PM Very rare A 
112 European Golden Plover VC, WV Very common A 
113 American Golden Plover VR, Va Very rare A 2008
114 Grey Plover Un, PM Uncommon A 
115 Sociable Plover VR, Va Very rare A 
116 Northern Lapwing Co, Br, Re & WV Common A 
117 Red Knot Un, PM Uncommon A 
118 Sanderling Un, PM Uncommon A 
119 Little Stint Un, PM Uncommon A 
120 Temminck's Stint Ra, PM Rare A 
121 White-rumped Sandpiper VR, Va Very rare A 2005
122 Pectoral Sandpiper VR, Va Very rare A 
123 Curlew Sandpiper Un, PM Uncommon A 
124 Purple Sandpiper VR, PM Very rare A 
125 Dunlin Co, PM & WV Common A 
126 Ruff Co, PM & WV Common A 
127 Jack Snipe Un, WV Uncommon A 
128 Common Snipe Co, Br, Re & WV Common A 
129 Great Snipe VR, Va Very rare A 
130 Woodcock Co, Br, Re & WV Common A 
131 Black-tailed Godwit Un, PM Uncommon A 
132 Bar-tailed Godwit Un, PM Uncommon A 
133 Whimbrel Un, PM Uncommon A 
134 Eurasian Curlew Co, Br, Re Common A 
135 Spotted Redshank Un, PM Uncommon A 
136 Common Redshank Co, Br, Re & PM Common A 
137 Greenshank Un, PM Uncommon A 
138 Marsh Sandpiper VR, Va Very rare A 2007
139 Lesser Yellowlegs VR, Va Very rare A 
140 Green Sandpiper Co, PM &WV Common A 
141 Wood Sandpiper Un, PM Uncommon A 
142 Common Sandpiper Co, PM Common A 
143 Spotted Sandpiper VR, Va Very rare A 
144 Turnstone Un, PM Uncommon A 
145 Red-necked Phalarope VR, PM Very rare A 
146 Grey Phalarope Ra, Va Rare A 
147 Pomarine Skua VR, Va Very rare A 
148 Arctic Skua Ra, Va Rare A 
149 Long-tailed Skua VR, Va Very rare A 
150 Great Skua VR, Va Very rare A 
151 Mediterranean Gull Un, WV, PM Uncommon A 
152 Franklin's Gull VR, Va Very rare A 
153 Little Gull Un, PM Uncommon A 
154 Sabine's Gull VR, Va Very rare A 
155 Bonaparte's Gull VR, Va Very rare A 
156 Black-headed Gull VC, Br, Re & WV Very common A 
157 Ring-billed Gull VR, Va Very rare A 
158 Common Gull Co, WV & PM Common A 
159 Lesser Black-backed Gull VC, Re & WV Very common A 
160 Caspian Gull Ra, WV Rare A split
161 Yellow-legged Gull Un, WV Uncommon A 
162 Herring Gull VC, WV Very common A 
163 Iceland Gull Ra, WV Rare A 
164 Glaucous Gull Ra, WV Rare A 
165 Great Black-backed Gull Co, WV Common A 
166 Kittiwake Un, PM Uncommon A 
167 Gull-billed Tern VR, Va Very rare A 
168 Sandwich Tern Un, PM Uncommon A 
169 Roseate Tern VR, PM Very rare A 
170 Common Tern Co, Br, SV & PM Common A 
171 Arctic Tern Un, PM Uncommon A 
172 Little Tern Un, PM Uncommon A 
173 Whiskered Tern VR, Va Very rare A 
174 Black Tern Un, PM Uncommon A 
175 White-winged Black Tern VR, Va Very rare A 
176 Sooty Tern  VR, Va Very rare B 1869
177 Common Guillemot VR, Va Very rare A 
178 Razorbill VR, Va Very rare A 
179 Little Auk VR, Va Very rare A 
180 Puffin VR, Va Very rare A 
181 Pallas's Sandgrouse  VR, Va Very rare B Last 1908
182 Rock Dove/Feral Pigeon VC, Br, Re Very common C 
183 Stock Dove Co, Br, Re Common A 
184 Woodpigeon VC, Br, Re Very common A 
185 Collared Dove VC, Br, Re Very common A 
186 Rufous Turtle Dove VR, Va Very rare A 2010 & 11
187 Turtle Dove Un, Br, SV Uncommon A 
188 Ring-necked Parakeet Un, Br, Re Uncommon C 
189 Common Cuckoo Co, Br, SV Common A 
190 Barn Owl Un, Br, Re Uncommon A 
191 Eurasian Scops Owl  VR, Va Very rare A 2006 and 07
192 Little Owl Co, Br, Re Common C 
193 Tawny Owl VC, Br, Re Very common A 
194 Long-eared Owl Un, Br, Re Uncommon A 
195 Short-eared Owl Un, WV Uncommon A 
196 European Nightjar Ra, PM Rare A 
197 Common Swift VC, Br, Re Very common A 
198 Alpine Swift VR, Va Very rare A 
199 Common Kingfisher Co, Br, Re Common A 
200 European Bee-eater VR, Va Very rare A 
201 European Roller VR, Va Very rare A 
202 Hoopoe Ra, PM Rare A 
203 Wryneck Ra, PM Rare A 
204 Green Woodpecker Co, Br, Re Common A 
205 Great Spotted Woodpecker Co, Br, Re Common A 
206 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Un, Br, Re Uncommon A 
207 Wood Lark VR, PM Very rare A 
208 Sky Lark VC, Br, Re Very common A 
209 Shorelark VR, Va Very rare A 2007
210 Sand Martin VC, Br, SV Very common A 
211 Barn Swallow VC, Br ,SV Very common A 
212 Red-rumped Swallow VR, Va Very rare A 
213 House Martin VC, Br, SV Very common A 
214 Richard's Pipit VR, Va Very rare A 
215 Tree Pipit Ra, OB, SV Rare A 
216 Meadow Pipit Co, Br, Re & WV Common A 
217 Buff-bellied Pipit VR, Va Very rare A 2007
218 Rock Pipit Un, PM Uncommon A 
219 Water Pipit Un, PM Uncommon A 
220 Yellow Wagtail Co, Br, SV & PM Common A 
221 Citrine Wagtail VR, Va Very rare A 2011
222 Grey Wagtail Co, Br, Re & WV Common A 
223 Pied Wagtail VC, Br, Re & WV Very common A 
224 Waxwing VR, WV Very rare A 
225 Dipper Ra, OB, Re Rare A 
226 Wren VC, Br, Re Very common A 
227 Dunnock VC, Br, Re Very common A 
228 Robin VC, Br, Re Very common A 
229 Common Nightingale Un, Br, SV Uncommon A 
230 Bluethroat VR, Va Very rare A 
231 Black Redstart Un, PM Uncommon A 
232 Common Redstart Un, PM Uncommon A 
233 Whinchat Un, PM Uncommon A 
234 Stonechat Co, PM & WV Common A 
235 Northern Wheatear Co, PM Common A 
236 Black-eared Wheatear VR, Va Very rare A 
237 Ring Ouzel Ra, PM Rare A 
238 Blackbird VC, Br, Re & WV Very common A 
239 Fieldfare VC, WV Very common A 
240 Song Thrush VC, Br, Re & WV Very common A 
241 Redwing VC, WV Very common A 
242 Mistle Thrush VC, Br, Re Very common A 
243 Cetti's Warbler Un, Br, Re Uncommon A 
244 Grasshopper Warbler Un, Br, SV Uncommon A 
245 Aquatic Warbler VR, Va Very rare A 
246 Sedge Warbler Co, Br, SV Common A 
247 Marsh Warbler VR, Va Very rare A 
248 Reed Warbler Co, Br, SV Common A 
249 Icterine Warbler VR, Va Very rare A 
250 Dartford Warbler  VR, Va Very rare A 
251 Lesser Whitethroat Co, Br, SV Common A 
252 Common Whitethroat Co, Br, SV Common A 
253 Barred Warbler  VR, Va Very rare B 
254 Garden Warbler Co, Br, SV Common A 
255 Blackcap Co, Br, SV Common A 
256 Yellow-browed Warbler VR, Va Very rare A 
257 Wood Warbler Ra, Br, SV Rare A 
258 Common Chiffchaff VC, Br, SV Very common A 
259 Iberian Chiffchaff VR, Va Very rare A 
260 Willow Warbler VC, Br, SV Very common A 
261 Goldcrest VC, Br, Re Very common A 
262 Firecrest Un, Br, Re & PM Uncommon A 
263 Spotted Flycatcher Un , Re, SV Uncommon A 
264 Pied Flycatcher Ra, OB, SV & PM Rare A 
265 Bearded Tit VR, Va Very rare A 
266 Long-tailed Tit VC, Br, Re Very common A 
267 Marsh Tit Co, Br, Re Common A 
268 Willow Tit Un, Br, Re Uncommon A 
269 Coal Tit VC, Br, Re Very common A 
270 Blue Tit VC, Br, Re Very common A 
271 Great Tit VC, Br, Re Very common A 
272 Eurasian Nuthatch Co, Br, Re Common A 
273 Eurasian Treecreeper Co, Br, Re Common A 
274 Golden Oriole VR, PM Very rare A 
275 Red-backed Shrike VR, SV Very rare A 
276 Lesser Grey Shrike VR, Va Very rare A 
277 Great Grey Shrike VR, WV Very rare A 
278 Woodchat Shrike VR, Va Very rare A 
279 Eurasian Jay Co, Br, Re Common A 
280 Magpie VC, Br, Re Very common A 
281 Spotted Nutcracker VR, WV Very rare A 
282 Western Jackdaw VC, Br, Re Very common A 
283 Rook VC, Br, Re Very common A 
284 Carrion Crow VC, Br, Re Very common A 
285 Common Raven Ra, Re Rare A 
286 Common Starling VC, Br, Re & WV Very common A 
287 Rose-coloured Starling VR, Va Very rare A 2009
288 House Sparrow VC, Br, Re Very common A 
289 Tree Sparrow Un, Br, Re Uncommon A 
290 Chaffinch VC, Br, Re & WV Very common A 
291 Brambling Un, WV Uncommon A 
292 European Serin VR, Va Very rare A 
293 European Greenfinch VC, Br, Re Very common A 
294 Goldfinch VC, Br, Re Very common A 
295 Siskin Co, OB, WV Common A 
296 Linnet VC, Br, Re Very common A 
297 Twite VR, WV Very rare A 
298 Common Redpoll Ra, WV Rare A 
299 Lesser Redpoll Co, OB, WV Common A 
300 Two-barred Crossbill VR, Va Very rare A 
301 Common Crossbill Un, Br, Re & WV Uncommon A 
302 Common Rosefinch  VR, Va Very rare B 
303 Bullfinch Co, Br, Re Common A 
304 Hawfinch Un, Br, Re Uncommon A 
305 Lapland Bunting VR, Va Very rare A 
306 Snow Bunting Ra, WV Rare A 
307 Yellowhammer VC, Br, Re Very common A 
308 Cirl Bunting VR, Va Very rare A 
309 Little Bunting VR, Va Very rare A 
310 Reed Bunting VC, Br, Re Very common A 
311 Corn Bunting C, Br, Re Common A 
312 Baltimore Oriole VR, Va Very rare A