Friday, 10 February 2017

Farmoor Reservoir February 9th : Not a lot about.

Very quiet at Farmoor Reservoir this year so far, with few birds of note seen to date. So when I made my second visit of the day my expectations were not that great. But like many times in the past  something turns up and today it was a Knot. Not a rare bird for Farmoor but one that is on my could miss birds list for the year.


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Farmoor January 1st - 3rd

Good start to the year with two Jack Snipe and a Shelduck seen on the 2nd. Water Rail numbers are high with three birds on Pinkhill and more heard and seen on Shrike Meadow and Buckthorn Reserves. Also noteworthy was a flock of 24 Red-crested Pochard which were present on the 1st and a Little Owl heard calling late afternoon today.

 Water Rail

20 Red-crested Pochard

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Farmoor Reservoir 26th November

Early morning visit produced eight Bewick's Swans, which were the first seen here since 2007 when twelve were seen.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Farmoor Reservoir 2nd November

Five Whooper Swan seen mid afternoon was the first record here since two were present on the 21st October 2008. They were also a new bird for Billy's Farmoor life list taking his total seen since March 2012 to 160.