Wednesday, 17 June 2015

RSPB Otmoor

A late morning visit provided the following species:-
Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret (1), Grey Heron (2), Mute Swan (2 pairs with cygnets), Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Red Kite (5), Marsh Harrier (2), Common Buzzard (2), Common Kestrel (pair), Eurasian Hobby (2), Common Pheasant, Common Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Northern Lapwing, Common Redshank, Common Snipe, Black-headed Gull, Common Tern (2), Woodpigeon, Turtle Dove (1), Common Cuckoo (1), Common Swift, Common Skylark, Barn Swallow, Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Common Blackbird, Song Thrush, Grasshopper Warbler (1), Cetti's Warbler (1), Sedge Warbler, Common Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Common Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Common Chaffinch, European Greenfinch, European Goldfinch, Common Linnet, Common Bullfinch, Common Reed Bunting.

A lovely male Turtle Dove was heard calling and remained just long enough for me to acquire a record photo.

It began to get quite hot and humid which in turn became ideal weather for insects including several biting Horse Flies!

                                                          Blue-tailed Damselfly.

                                                           Large Red Damselfly.

                                                                Scorpion Fly.


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