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April 9th Avocet & Great white Egret Port Meadow...6th Ring Ouzel...3 Little Gull Radley GPs...March 16th Wheatear Letcome Bassett...Garganey Pit 60...15th BLACK-THROATED DIVER Farmoor Res...Black Redstart Oxford...14th Little-ringed Plover Grimsbury Res... 3 Avocet Appleford... 12th CATTLE EGRET Pit 60...8th March Kittiwake Waterstock...

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Otmoor RSPB 28 February

Curlew in flight over Big Otmoor
leucistic pochard and gadwall at 2nd screen
Pochard at 2nd screen
Male marsh harrier (one of a pair flying together across the reserve)
Barn Owl hunting over the CP field at first light


  1. Amazing! Great work! May I ask what a good time is to try and catch a harrier? Is it owl o’clock?

    1. Hi Trevor, birds are predominantly more active in the morning but the Marsh Harriers can be seen throughout the day.

  2. That’s great to know, I’ll try and visit this weekend, are we talking first thing?