|Black Tern (c) the Gunslinger|
On Monday there was a Little Gull feeding with Black headed Gulls over the distant lagoon on Ashgrave, a species that has not been seen on Otmoor for quite a number of years.
There has been a fine male Whinchat visible from the second screen. It has been using a willow to hunt from that just elevates it above the surrounding reeds.
|Wednesdays Cranes (c) the Gunslinger|
|Sundays Cranes (c) JR|
Yesterday a Black Tern was found out at the second screen .It was seen to be feeding on the abundant hatch of flies along with a number of Martins. I feel it is always better to see these beautiful marsh terns in what is their European breeding habitat. It was reputed to have bred on Otmoor in the 1850's.
|Tern (c) JR|
|Tern (c)The Gunslinger|
|Busy Redshank (c) JR|
|Kite and Harrier interaction (c) JR|
|Battling Coots (c) Tom Nicholson -Lailey|
|Great Crested Grebe (c) Tom Nicholson-Lailey|