Monday, 5 January 2004

Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire & Several Staffs Sites.

A cracking American Land Bird in Oxfordshire.

Travelled down to Oxford with Jacko to see a long staying Baltimore Oriole (Turpial de Baltimore / Icterus galbula), in a garden in Headington. It was still dark & drizzling when we arrive so we had a coffee & then walked around the estate to look for the small play area to look into the back garden of the house where the bird was feeding regularly. We quickly picked the bird up as it came in for its first feed of the day on the Oranges put out for it.

Oxford.
1st Winter Baltimore Oriole, Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Blue Tit (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), Black-headed Gull (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus), male Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Dunnock (Acentor Común / Prunella modularis), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs) and Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes).

Later we drove back North and visited several site back up in the Midlands.

Lady Walk.
Common Chaffinch, Little Grebe (Zampullín Común / Tachybaptus ruficollis), Great Crested Grebe (Somormujo Lavanco / Podiceps cristatus), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Eurasian Teal (Cerceta Común / Anas crecca), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Fieldfare (Zorzal Real / Turdus pilaris), Long-tailed (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Great (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Willow (Carbonero sibilino / Poecile montanus) and Blue Tit (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), Goldcrest (Regulus regulus), Great Cormorant (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocroax carbo), Reed Bunting (Escribano Palustre / Emberiza schoeniclus), Pheasant (Faisán Vulgar / Phaisanus colchicus), Mute Swan (Cisne Vulgar / Cygnus olor), Eurasian Wigeon (Sibón Europeo / Anas penelope), Tufted Duck (Porrón Monudo / Aythya fuligula), Common Pochard (Porrón Común / Aythya ferina), Gadwall (Anade Friso / Anas strepera), Northern Shoveler (Pato Cuchara / Anas clypeata), Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Black-headed Gull, Goldfinch, Dunnock, Wren, Goosander (Mergus merganser), Northern Lapwing (Avefria Europea / Vanellus vanellus), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), Peregrine Falcon (Halcón Peregrino / Falco peregrinus) and the star bird a Eurasian / Great Bittern (Avetoro Común / Botaurus stellaris).

Coton.
Common Pochard, Black-headed Gull, Great Crested Grebe, Goldeneye (Porrón Osculado /Bucephala clangula), Little Grebe, Gadwall, Canada Geese, Eurasian Teal, Northern Shoveler, Ruddy Duck (Malvasia canela / Oxyura jamaice), Great Cormoant, Lesser Black-backed Gull (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus), Long-tailed (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus) and Great Tits (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus) and Carrion Crow.

Dosthill Gravel Pits.
Northern Shoveler, Common Pochard, Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, Ruddy Duck, Black-headed, Common Gull (Gaviota Cana /Larus canus), Great Crested Grebe, Herring Gull (Gaviota Argéntea Europea / Larus argentatus), Jay (Arrendajo / Garrulus glandarius), Blue Tit, Blackbird, Common Chaffinch, Eurasian Wigeon, Smew (Serreta Chica /Mergus albellus) M & F, Mute Swan, Eurasian Coot, Song (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos) and Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus) and Redwing (Zorzal Alirrojo / Turdus illacus).

Croxall & Whitemoor Hay.
Canada Geese, Mallard, Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Teal, Great Crested Grebe, Common Moorhen, Northern Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Golden Plover (Chorlito Dorado Europeo / Pluvialis apricaria), Mute Swan, Bewick's Swan (Cisne Chico / Cygnus columbianus) x3, Whooper Swan (Cisne Cantor / Cygnus cygnus) x5, Woodpigeon, Jay, Pheasant, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Skylark (Alondra Común / Alauda arvensis) x4, Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis) and Blue Tit.

Blithfield. 
Common Treecreeper (Agateador Norteño / Certhia familiaris), Wigeon, Pied Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla yarrellii), Meadow Pipit, Canada Geese, Goldeneye, Goosander, Great Crested Grebe, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Great Cormorant, Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus), Northern Pintail (Ánade Rabudo / Anas acuta), Jackdaw, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Robin, Great Black-backed (Gavión Atlántico / Larus marinus) and Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major), Coal Tit (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater) and Goldcrest (Regulus regulus).





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