Other highlights of the day were two Poplar Hawk moths in the Otmoor car park and
two Grass snakes were along the path to the 1st screen.
Cormorants seem to have taken over the Tern raft. Viewed from the 2nd screen.
A snipe was chipping as it flew low over my head near the first screen. A Hobby circling over Greenaways suddenly did a stoop that a Peregrine would have been proud of and snatched a Brown Hawker Dragonfly from the air. Nonchalantly munching the insect in mid air as it flew to one of its familiar perching posts.
There are lots of juveniles of many species to be seen at the moment, including both Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat, blackcap, Garden Warbler, Reed and Sedge Warbler. Redstart, Whinchat and an early Wheatear have also been reported.
To see lots more photos from Otmoor please check out my photos on flickr
|Green Woodpecker Beckley village|
Greenshank on scrape Greenaways
Green Blue Tailed Damselfly
Poplar Hawk Moth Otmoor car park
Grey Heron and Little Egret flying over Ashgrave
Cormorant drying its wings on the Tern raft 2nd screen
Hobby on post Greenaways
Laser eyed Female Tufted Duck. (First screen)
Reed Warbler. Greenaways Otmoor