OX­FORD­SHIRE

Bird Watching (UK) - - Uk Bird Sightings -

OT­MOOR: The Pur­ple Heron re­mained (to 2nd) when it was joined by a Great White Egret. A Lesser Spot­ted Wood­pecker was seen (7th). A Hen Har­rier (from (23rd), was joined by a sec­ond ring­tail (from 25th). The first Bram­bling was seen (5th) and Jack Snipe (17th). A pre­sumed fam­ily party of two adult and two ju­ve­nile White-fronted Geese were present (from 9th). Two Short-eared Owls re­turned (7th). A Mer­lin was present (23rd). Three Marsh Har­ri­ers were reg­u­lar. Other fre­quent sight­ings in­cluded Whin­chat, Stonechat, Grey Wag­tail, Bittern, Tawny Owl and Golden Plover. Fer­gus Mosey (Fer­gus.mosey@rspb.org.uk)

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