Next Indoor Event

09/11/2016 (Wed)
Starling Murmurations
By Dr. Ann Goodenough
Starling murmurations: amazing, fascinating, mesmerizing, spectacular... ...and rather poorly understood. We know surprisingly little about the what, where, and why of the phenomenon that enlivens the skies above many parts of Europe and North America each autumn and winter. This talk will draw on recent research that harnessed people power through public reporting of starling displays to (start to!) unravel the mystery of murmuration.

Next Outing

20/11/2016 (Sun)
Field Trip to Farmoor, Oxon
Forthcoming Field Trip to Farmoor Res.,Oxon at 0900hrs on 20th November 2016
The meeting place for this Field Trip is in the Farmoor Reservoir car park, which can be found to the west of the B4017 between the villages of Farmoor and Cumnor. There is a fee of £2 per car, which is payable at the barrier on exit. Toilets are also available in the car park. Winter bird numbers will be building up in November and I would expect us to be able to achieve a good and varied trip list. All are welcome.

Bird News

Date Species Count Site Who
2016-10-19Grey Partridge14BettertonJCK
2016-10-16Grey Wagtail1Stanton St. JohnLEb
2016-10-12Yellow Wagtail1Farmoor ReservoirDJo
2016-10-12Marsh Tit2Stanton St. JohnRAE
2016-10-06Common Tern1Farmoor Reservoir: CausewayDJo
2016-10-05Little Stint1Farmoor Reservoir: CausewayDJo
2016-10-05Red Knot1Farmoor Reservoir: CausewayDJo
2016-10-04Rock Pipit5Farmoor Reservoir: CausewayDJo
2016-10-03Redwing3Lye ValleyTDB
2016-10-03Siskin3Lye ValleyTDB
2016-10-03Reed Bunting15Milton-under-WychwoodCB
2016-09-30Rock Pipit1Farmoor Reservoir: CausewayDJo
2016-09-28Barn Swallow~ 60Letcombe Bassett: Ridgeway above Letcombe BassettJCK
2016-09-28House Martin~ 30Letcombe Bassett: Ridgeway above Letcombe BassettJCK
2016-09-27House Martin40+Wantage: Humber CloseJCK
2016-09-23Barn Owl1BaulkingCEB
2016-09-21Tawny Owl1Little CoxwellMRo
2016-09-20Greater White-fronted Goose6Port Meadow: MedleyLTe
2016-09-19Pied Avocet1Farmoor ReservoirDJo
2016-09-18Osprey1Farmoor Reservoir: Farmoor IIDJo

Latest Photos

Yellow Wagtail
Common Tern
Common Tern