Had a trip on sunday with my local RSPB group to Otmoor in Oxfordshire a nice reserve a first visit for me reminded me very much of the landscape of east anglia. Quite windy so alot of birds were keeping down but around the reserve there were lots of Reed Bunting and singing warblers with Blackcap, Chiff-chaff, Willow Warbler and Garden warbler all seen or heard in the headge rows. Around the hide there were quite a few Redshanks, Curlew (heard only), Lapwings, Gadwall, Teal and a nice group of Wheater showed very well briefly. Then doing the meadow walk had Linnet, Great Spotted Woodpecker and a my first Orange-tipped Butterfly of the year. A very nice day out would recmmond a visit.
|Chiff-chaff in the hedge|
|Redshank by the lagoon|
|Underwings of the Orange-tipped Butterfly|