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Otmoor & Farmoor


Otmoor

One of the male cranes at Otmoor

 

 

The cranes probably come from Somerset, where they have been introduced by the Great Crane Project. Also at Otmoor is Maple Glory, who we saw at Chimney Meadows a few weeks ago.

 


Farmoor, with Andrew

 

Snow geese were the highlight, first seen flying accross the reservoir. A flock of about 75 birds. [source]

 

With pylons

 

 

The snow goose is a medium-sized goose, rather thin-necked with a stout bill. It occurs in two colour forms, one all white with black wing feathers which are obvious in flight, the other white-headed with a blue-grey body and wings. It does not breed in the UK, except where escaped from captivity. Wild birds breed in Greenland, Arctic North America and Siberia – some migrate south in the autumn to spend the winter on the Atlantic coast of the USA. [RSPB]

 

Good to find some flying bird food – mosquitos flying near the hide by the river

 

And a wasp, slowly warming up in the hide

 

Coot

 

Redshank

 

Great Crested Grebe

 

Nuthatch

More in the gallery..


One reply on “Otmoor & Farmoor”

With a focus on nature these are amazing photos revealing the true majesty of the nature that we see on the walks. I missed much of this and am so grateful for having my eyes opened. Thank you David

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