Rare birds at Farmoor

Monday, 1 August 2022

Farmoor : Update 29th-31st July.

The first Redstart of the year was found on the 29th and was still present on the 30th.Two Med Gulls were seen on the 30th, juvenile early morning and a adult late afternoon, which was probably the bird that was seen on the 28th. Green Sandpiper seen on shrike Meadow yesterday was also present today. Small number of Common Gulls seen in this period.

 Common Gull (Adult )
Med Gull ( Juvenile )

Thursday, 28 July 2022

Farmoor update

Black-necked Grebes

Adult Med Gull


Black Tern

Black-necked Grebe

Good period over the last week or so,with Turnstone, Sanderling, Little Ringed Plover and Redshank seen most days. Great White Egret seen twice, Cattle Egret once, Little Egret seen every day with a maximum count of seven. A juvenile Med Gull which was first seen on the 19th was seen again on the 23rd. Black Tern seen briefly on the 22nd and a Arctic Tern on the 25th. Birds seen today included the fourth Black Tern of the year a adult Med Gull, Turnstone, Dunlin Sanderling, Little Ringed Plover and three Black-necked Grebe..

Friday, 1 July 2022

Farmoor : 1st of July : Little Tern

Good start to July with the first Little Tern of the year seen mid morning today. Good bird for Billy's 2022 Year List

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Good period for waders this June with a Grey Plover found on the 6th being only the second June record for Farmoor this century, the other was on the 5th June 2009. Also a Geenshank seen on the 3rd was an unseasonal record. Good numbers of Sanderlings seen up to the 15th, Redshank, Dunlin, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper also seen in this period.


Monday, 6 June 2022

Farmoor 06/06/2002

 A Grey plover  first seen briefly on the causeway at 17: 10 : flew West over Shrike Meadow, returning later..

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Farmoor 30th and 31st May.

A Black Tern seen yesterday was only the second recorded here this year, making it a very poor year. Waders seen in this period included Sanderling, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover and a Greenshank.
                                                             Photo taken by Roger Wyatt

Friday, 20 May 2022

Farmoor update.

The main interest in recent days is the steady flow of common waders seen, Which included Redshank Oystercatcher, Sanderling, Ringed Plover, Dunlin and the second Turnstone of the year. Wheatear present yesterday could be the last we see here this Spring. The Great Northern Diver may have moved on, I have not seen it since Tuesday. Good numbers of Painted Lady Butterflies seen during the warm spell we are having.  .

                                                                       Painted Lady

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Morning visit to Farmoor produced the first
 Turnstone of the year which was seen with a small flock of waders which included 1 Sanderling 3 Dunlin and a Ringed Plover.

Friday, 13 May 2022

Farmoor update 12/05/2022

A good  number of waders seen over the last few days which included a flock of 66 Dunlin and 8 Sanderling. Others seen were Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper,  and Whimbrel. Arctic Tern and White Wagtail were also present in this period.