Friday, 23 March 2018
23 Mar - A sanity evening walk at Otmoor after being stuck inside on a course all day, down the road ......... waders calling including Curlew, Redshank and flyover Snipe, and Lapwings back for breeding. A Barn Owl was hunting in daylight and 2 Marsh Harriers quartered the reedbeds. I heard a sound I never thought I would hear in Oxfordshire - a booming Bittern. A special moment. A Brown Hare also gave good close views, grazing the grass on the edge of the lagoons. Reed Buntings singing, and in a month's time the wetland should be bursting with Warbler song. 6 Red Kites logged in the Oxford area during my return journey.