Saturday, 19 February 2011

RSPB Otmoor :: 19 February 2011

After a pretty poor start to the day, the girls and I headed off to RSPB Otmoor to have a nosy around. We haven't been there for a few years but I suppose it is our local patch being about 35mins from the house. It turned out to be quiet on the bird front but still a fun day out. Our list for the day ran to 25, including: blackbird, crow, blue tit, robin, great tit, reed bunting, long-tailed tit, dunnock, marsh tit, chaffinch, magpie, goldfinch, mallard, coot, wigeon, canada goose, teal, mute swan, treecreeper, gadwall, little egret, rook, tufted duck, pochard and shoveler.

An elderly, we presume local, narrowly missed clubbing us with her tripod/scope as she entered the new hide which has been installed since our last visit. Her advice was to try again on a nice day, particularly one in which it hadn't rained most of the night and morning.

TreecreeperWe will be back soon.

Our bird of the day was this treecreeper; it darted along the brook by the main reserve path feeding on various trunks, and mixing with the flock of long-tailed tits that were spread out along it's path.

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