Saturday 16th April

There have been a steady trickle of new year ticks to keep things ticking over. Firstly Mary MacDougall found a male LESSER WHITETHROAT singing away in Burgess Field. Unfortunately, it didn't linger though I suspect that there will be others. A COMMON WHITETHROAT (no doubt the first of many) seems to have a found the nature reserve to its liking though and seems to have taken up territory there. Steve Goddard had another cracking BRAMBLING in his garden up in Wolvercote as well as having several LESSER REDPOLLS visiting his feeder. Lastly a pair of GARGANEY came in to inspect the floods late afternoon on Saturday and were last reported to be looking rather settled and hanging out with the straggler Teal. Apart from that, the floods are still very empty with just the six OYSTERCATCHERS worthy of note.

The drake Garganey - a long way away and into the sun at least you can see what it is

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