Had a great morning at Otmoor yesterday. Ebird list HERE. Finally saw a Bittern as one moved over the reed bed, two Common Cranes were feeding out on Greenaways, adult Marsh Harriers were still around but it looks like the four or five juveniles have moved on, had one Turtle Dove and then checked Long Meadow where there were at least four Redstarts.
Whitethroat- plenty of young warblers in the hedges including Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Reed Warblers and Chiffchaffs.
Adult Marsh Harrier in heavy moult
Juvenile Buzzard showing fresh plumage and diffuse trailing edge to wing and tail band
Male Marsh Harrier
Female Darter, also had Brown Hawker
Meadow Brown- also had Small Copper, Gatekeeper and Large White