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Monday, 25 February 2013

RSPB Otmoor WeBS Count (25th Feb)


Wetland birds picked up on this morning’s WeBS count were...
Mute Swan
35
Greylag Goose
129
Canada Goose
166
Wigeon
1913
Gadwall
45
Teal
717
Mallard
128
Pintail
63
Shoveler
72
Pochard
22
Tufted Duck
36
Bittern
1
Little Egret
8
Grey Heron
1
Water Rail
2
Moorhen
2
Coot
161
Golden Plover
160
Lapwing
51
Curlew
1


Other birds of note included a ringtail harrier, redpolls, barn owl and goldcrests.

4 comments:

  1. Congrats guys testament to all that planning and hard work carried out on the reserve over the years
    nice 1 :-)

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  2. Is this possibly the first boomer in Oxon for almost 2 centuries?

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  3. Lucky enough to hear the Bittern booming on Sunday. heard it about six times and mainly three calls each set.

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  4. Yes this is really exciting news, we’re trying to establish when the last boomer was heard in the county, but it is looking like this one might be the first for a couple of centuries. He was booming loud and repeatedly again this morning.
    Thanks for the info Bob, we’ll add it into our records. We are going to be monitoring when and where the bittern is booming from, so if people are able to continue emailing sightings and any records of booming locations to us that would be much appreciated otmoor.admin@rspb.org.uk

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