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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...

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Dix Pit & Linkey Down: Saturday 29th April

These are pictures from yesterday, Saturday. Apologies for the late posting - we were doing a Big Day!




Top 3 pictures, 1st winter Little Gull at Dix Pit. Also another, or the same bird, at Rushy Common.
Bottom picture, male Ring Ouzel at Linkey Down (honest!). The full write up of the day is here

Tom Bedford, Andy Last, Dave Lowe. 

5 comments:

  1. Well done for a terrific effort. Late April is taking a big chance in my experience. When we were doing it in the 90's , the end of the first week in May was felt to be the best bet. I think our best score was around 110, but the year we (Lew, Paul Chandler, Martin Hallam and Myself) did 24 hours on Otmoor on foot was the most memorable. I think we got 99, Lew may remember better.

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    1. Thank you Peter. If only we had done it one day later, our April gamble would have paid off! 99 species on Otmoor on foot is remarkable - as is spending 24 hours on the reserve!

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  2. To be honest Tom I'm still quite shaken, I gave the vehicle registration to the police.

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    2. Running you over was the only way we were going to beat your team Mark! Congratulations on a superb total - it would be good to read your team's version of events (the Big Day, not nearly killing you on the road to Beckley!).

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