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2 Black-necked Grebe Dix Pit 18th Feb... Smew Henley Rd GPs 7th...Black Redstart West Oxon 6th Feb...Great Grey Shrike Baulking Pit 28th Jan...Red-necked Grebe Henley Rd GPs 18th Jan...GREEN-WINGED TEAL Pit 60 15th Jan.

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.

Peter Barker

Friday, 12 May 2017

Standlake Pit 60: 12th May


2 Black-winged Stilt
Went to see if rain had brought in waders; Stints possible - Stilts a long shot. I was in Langley Hide - they were some way off on north shore. Was thinking possibly 2 males as both were black-hooded but I have vague memory that this is now a discredited criterion (my books not unpacked yet!). One had black head and fore-mantle was duller but the light was poor and it was hard to tell. Birds were there at 08.55pm when I left though they sometimes disappeared into the back channel. 
PS Lost 1 key. If anyone finds a blue-based hide key in Langley Hide pls call 07825 412 525/01865 301842 and I'll retrieve.

Mick Cunningham

The two Stilts courtesy of Mick Cunningham


2 comments:

  1. I have no idea why the post is so unintelligible. the 'good question' statement relates to the going birding submission template question about age/sex of the birds. For avoidance of doubt - there were 2 BW stilts pit 60 see @MickgCunningham twitter for footage.

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