Saturday, 17 September 2011

Rare and scarce birds in Oxfordshire this year.

Some birds of note seen in Oxfordshire, from the very rare to scarce.

In Red are firsts for the county.

In Blue are rare but seen before, others are scarce visitors.

Hotspots in Oxfordshire are Farmoor reservoir, Port Meadow, Otmoor and the Downs, as we know birds can turn up anywhere, anytime!
White-fronted Goose, Pink-footed Goose, Brent Goose, American Wigeon, Red-breasted Merganser, Smew, Common Scoter, Black-throated Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Manx Shearwater, Shag, Bittern, Spoonbill, Common Crane, White Stork, Rough-Legged Buzzard, Honey Buzzard, Pallid Harrier, Osprey, Temmink’s Stint, Avocet, Wood Sandpiper, Grey Plover, Spotted Redshank, Purple Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Little Stint, Great Skua, Glaucous Gull, Caspian Gull, Iceland Gull, Little Gull, Sabine’s Gull, White-winged Black Tern, Little Tern, Arctic Tern, Sandwich Tern, Black Tern, Hoopoe, Waxwing, Dipper, Oriental Turtle Dove, Citrine Wagtail, Great Grey Shrike, Mealy Redpoll, Dartford Warbler, Wood Warbler, Lapland Bunting.

209 species in Oxfordshire this year, 121 in Cholsey.

More to come?

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