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Otmoor Starling Murmuration
The starling murmuration on Otmoor has been declining rapidly over the past few weeks and has now stopped. The people who went down to Otmoor to see it last weekend were disappointed. If you know of anyone intending to go down please warn them that it will not get going again until next autumn. It is of course still a great place to visit and is still full of birds.
Sunday, 23 April 2017
Farmoor - Pinkhill & Pinkhill Reserve: 23 April
1 male cuckoo - heard calling for some time on other side of Thames, then glimpsed from Pinkhill reserve hide
1 grasshopper warbler - reeling then glimpsed in area between Pinkhill reserve & Pinkhill lock
1+ reed warbler(s) heard from Pinkhill hide
Lots of whitethroats, chiffchaffs & sedge warblers everywhere!
4 common terns heading for the reservoirs