Walked the entire of the Otmoor reserve perimeter right now, by means of the MOD footpath, alongside the Oddington monitor after which again to the automobile park by means of Huge Otmoor and Greenaways. 74 species together with Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, Dunlin, Ruff, Curlews, Oystercatchers, Golden Plovers and Bittern (booming). EBird record HERE
. Additionally thought I heard a LRP out on Huge Otmoor however only a faint single name.
The WeBS counts from per week or so in the past recorded rather a lot greater numbers SEE HERE
due partly to a level of filter out (notably Wigeon and Golden Plover) since that depend but additionally on account of full protection of the whole website (the WeBS recorded 6895 water birds alone, I solely roughly estimated 1500 birds of all species from the restricted view of the perimeter). There are such a lot of locations a rarity may very well be hiding. There’s been an enormous fall of Wheatears and some different migrants this morning throughout the South Coast and inland too and a Willow Warbler seen by another person at Otmoor- presumably there’s extra to be discovered right now. Would possibly return later.
Additionally four Roe Deer, Muntjac and final week had a Stoat.
Second calender yr Hen Harrier
Curlew- superb sound of birds singing and displaying this morning . Additionally Redshanks and Lapwings displaying within the sunny situations. Nonetheless a flock of Snipe out on Greenaways so that they clearly have not taken up territories but.
Pink Kite- undecided what the prey merchandise is- frog leg?
Male Reed Bunting- loads of singing resident birds this morning as territories are beginning to be arrange
The Capsule- twenty years in the past this was the one little bit of water on Otmoor- superb what respectable administration can do (see under for Otmoor right now)