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Sunday, 8 February 2015

Otmoor 8th Feb

Marsh tit
Water rail
2 Song Thrush
Stonechat (m) on closes
Golden Plover 200+ on fields south of reserve at Noke.
2 Bullfinches m
Great Spot drumming.


  1. Hello.
    Great pics!
    I saw what I thought (but wasn't certain) was a Willow tit on the feeders yesterday. You have recorded a Marsh tit. Do you think my bird was more likely a Marsh? I only got a brief glimpse!

  2. Hi Nick, thanks. Yes I'm sure it would have been a Marsh Tit. There has been one frequenting the feeders at Otmoor for a little while now. Marsh tit is a regular bird at Otmoor.
    Willow tit is a very rare bird in Oxon now. As far as i'm aware there is just one pair now at Grimsbury reservoir in Banbury.

  3. Great - thanks! I will try to hang around longer next time to get a good look, but I was turning to ice yesterday! Lovely bird :-)