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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...

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Pit 60 - 1 October am

No sign of the GWE
1 Kingfisher
50+ hirundines (House Martins + a few Swallows)
1 Black Swan
4 Red-crested Pochard
Teal, Wigeon, Gadwall
2 Little Grebes
2 Little Egrets

Little Grebe with Bullhead (c) Stephen Burch. 

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  1. Perhaps a ruffe or a bullhead?

  2. Definitely a Bullhead or as I know it Millers Thumb.

  3. Thanks guys! Definitely looks to have a wide head. The Little Grebe made short work of it, despite it looking quite a mouthful for it!