Dawn Marsh Harrier

Dawn Marsh Harrier

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Farmoor Distant Than Expected.

What would seem to be last years Red Necked Grebe has returned to the F2 basin at Farmoor. When we visited last year it performed very obligingly, strutting it's stuff close to the bank in front of the Bus Shelter. Reports, photos and a very nice video on  http://oxonbirding.blogspot.co.uk/  showed it to be repeating this very same birder friendly behavior in the very same part of the reservoir. So myself and Sharpy set off yesterday morning with our cameras primed and ready for some frame fillers. Not quite what we got though. The bird was happily feeding bang in the middle of the reservoir and showed no intention of coming to pose for a photo shoot.

Last year

This year

Other Grebes are available.

 and a bit more sociable.

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