Sunday, 3 March 2013

Otmoor 3rd March ,Booming Marvelous!

 Barn Owl

Ringtail Hen Harrier

 Male Hen Harrier

Female Reed bunting

 Male Reed Bunting

 Lesser Redpoll

 Lesser Redpoll



 Lesser Redpoll
A great morning on the moor. Firstly a Barn owl was seen over the reedbed from the 1st screen then followed by a ringtail Hen Harrier that flew low over the reedbed and then over Greenaways. Shortley after this a male Hen Harrier was seen flying purposefully and at a great pace,low over Greenaways sending up several duck and about 40+ Snipe.The bird flew right around the field and then headed towards the Pill.The male Harrier was seen again later on, again over Greenaways and then over Big Otmoor sending up the birds! Bittern was in the reedbed. 3 Little Egret were seen flying over Greenaways. 5 Lesser Redpoll were seen feeding around the cattle pen with Chaffinch,Reed Bunting and Dunnock .Several duck species were seen congragated in the only unfrozen part of the reedbed from the first screen. 2 Weasel's were seen on the path going up to the 1st screen.

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