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13th August Osprey Stanton Harcourt and Otmoor...11th August Adult WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN Farmoor Reservoir...Great White Egret Ewelme Cress Beds...29th July Juvenile Mediterranean Gull Pit 60...Bitterns breed successfully for the second year running at Otmoor RSPB...Marsh Harriers also successfully breed on Otmoor RSPB for third year running...

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Otmoor Aug 16th

Greenshank on Greenways (c) Jim Hutchins

Greenshank courtesy of Norman Smith

Green Sandpiper - 1 (first screen but flew south at 07:00)
Greenshank - 1 (flew south between screens at 08:15)
Marsh Harrier (per Terry Tossel)
Mandarin - 3
Shelduck - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 4
Turtle Dove - 1
Hobby - 1
Water Rail - 1 juv

note: possible purple heron in flight from second screen at 07:45. Brief view in flight and silhouetted only. Appeared to land in Flood Field and no further sign by about 9am. Several Grey Herons in area as well.

Otmoor Birding

Long Meadow 0830-1230hrs

Courtesy of Ewan

Common Redstart 19
Lesser Whitethroat 15
Common Whitethroat 13
Blackcap 3
Willow Warbler 4
Common Chiffchaff 1
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Green Woodpecker 2
Yellowhammer 4

(per Ewan) Black Audi Birding

First winter male Common Redstart courtesy of Ewan
Juvenile Common Redstart courtesy of Ewan

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