Friday, 22 January 2010
OXFORDSHIRE hits purple patch
16 of the 21 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE recently at Farmoor Reservoir (Nic Hallam)
The 7 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE remained today, in fields south of Aston (Jason Coppock, Justin Taylor, LGRE, et al), showing well at times but typically flighty and nervous.
Bob Nind along with Ron Louch had 35-40 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE circle and land on Otmoor late yesterday afternoon. They settled at the north end of Greenaways.
Also 7 different CASPIAN GULLS (5 first-winters, a 2nd winter and adult) in the Didcot/Appleford area over the last week (per Ian Lewington)