A very pleasant Otmoor visit with Jacob yesterday. Ebird list HERE.
Common Crane- one of the local birds on Greenaways
Whinchats- five and one Wheatear at Noke .
A couple of Greenshanks flying over Greenaways. This weekend had Osprey, Whinchat and Greenshank as Otmoor ticks- Otmoor list now on 115 species HERE
The fields were being hay cut attracting Red Kites. Here's an adult with moult advanced to p6 with p7 to 10 still old. The tail is in heavy moult with several retrices still in pin.
Red Kite adult- same bird as above. Ageing is confirmed by dark streaks down breast.
A younger bird showing white blotches/streaks on breast with some adult type streaks beginning to show. This bird is also in active primary moult with p6 still growing. A full juvenile from this year would be in pristine plumage with no moult limits so this bird is a second calender year bird
Flounced Rustic? At the Old Vicarage moth light.
Flame Carpet at the Old Vicarage. The Old Vicarage bioblitz is now up to 502 species (IRECORD DATA HERE ).