Thursday, 26 May 2016

Finding the elusive


Birds yesterday (Wednesday) included a Barn Owl again hunting the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton and a singing Grasshopper Warbler again singing in The Hill field at Blueberry Farm in the morning (but not the evening).

This afternoon (Thursday) and the two Turtle Doves were on show at Harrington Airfield, showing in the dead branches half way along the concrete track and later in bushes at the end of the track. Like most years it seems that these sometimes very elusive birds will continue to play hide and seek with us for the summer and early autumn! However the good news is of course that these now rare bird have avoided the guns in the Mediterranean and finally returned to this local site.


Neil M

Turtle Dove
Otmoor RSPB reserve 2015.

Singing Wren at dawn.


Adult male Pied Wagtail
feeding a fledged juvenile.

Fledgling Pied Wagtail.

Above four images courtesy
(again) of Cathy Ryden.

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