Tuesday 7th March

A couple of new year ticks to report today. Firstly as part of the on-going wader-fest we had a couple of  BLACK-TAILED GODWITS (still in winter plumage) drop in today. The wader counts seem to vary quite a bit from day to day and today's accompanying tallies were: 2 RUFF, 3 OYSTERCATCHERS, 4 DUNLIN and 5 REDSHANK.

The second year tick was a Grey Wagtail up at Wolvercote Lakes, found by Mary MacDougall, who also reported a singing Skylark up by Wolvercote Common again. 

A late morning trip to the Trap Grounds today found the CETTI'S WARBLER still singing away in the reeds. Talking of Warblers, there was also a Chiffchaff flitting about near the small side pond and a Blackcap that was briefly in full song. Spring is clearly just around the corner!

Trap Grounds Bullfinch courtesy of Nicola Devine

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