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Jan 18th Hen Harrier Gramp's Hill...2 Whooper Swans Stadhampton...Caspian Gull Port Meadow...12th Whooper Swan 2 nr Dorchester...10th Black Redstart Harwell...9th Slavonian Grebe Farmoor Res...1st Siberian Chiffchaff Abingdon Sewage Works...

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?