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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...

Monday, 8 August 2016

Otmoor RSPB 8th August

By kind permission of Don Smith

PURPLE HERON (juv) 19:40 seen flying to northern side of Big Otmoor (per Gareth Blockley & JFT)
In flight over Greenawys 18:30 (per Mark Chivers)
16:43 flew to east side of Greenaways (per RBA)
In flight over Greenaways then landed in channel
along side the diagonal track and lost to view
14:55 and again 15:45 though elusive.

This is the first county record since 2007 when a juvenile also turned up on Otmoor in August on the 20th having previously visited the Pinkhill reserve adjacent to Farmoor reservoir.

Bittern 2
Common Crane 2
Marsh Harrier 2+
Hobby
Wigeon
Shelduck
Turtle Dove 2
Whinchat

(per Paul Greenway,Clackers,Badger,Gnome,The Law, John Barnes,Don Smith,Paul Chandler & Loren)


Courtesy of Nick Truby

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2 comments:

  1. What great photo's and a lovely afternoon at Otmoor with Paul, Badger, Gnome, Bark and the rest!...

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  2. Good to see you and Paul too :-) and what a great bird!

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