I was wondering what spectacular species I could add to make it 200 but in reality it was a fairly common summering species that got me there on Friday afternoon at Farmoor Reservoir when a Common Sandpiper flew past us as we walked down the causeway. I didn't even manage a photo of the bicentennial bird! Cue quelled trumpets and burst balloons......
|Bird 200! Common Sandpiper, Grantown-on-Spey, 14/06/2018|
|"Can you smell fish......", Carrion Crow|
|Cormorants & Little Gull|
We called into the Bicester Wetlands on the way home to see if the wind had blown anything in there but there was little on offer except for Swallows, House Martins and a fine Little Ringed Plover.
|Little Ringed Plover|
|Greylag Goose family|
Mrs Caley and I returned to Otmoor on the Tuesday evening which was warm and sunny and far removed from the conditions of Sunday morning. Birds were much more active and several Warbler species were belting out their diverse songs, many from exposed perches for a change.
|Great Crested Grebe|