The date is Wednesday the 13th November the time is 7.45pm the talk is by King Camera (Roger Wyatt) at the OOS indoor meetings venue Stratfield Brake Sports Ground Kidlington. This rare opportunity to hear from a great local birder, who is determination personified, both in the execution of the technicalities of the camera and his willingness to go not just the extra yard but the extra mile in pursuit of the often near perfect, interesting and unusual bird photograph.
Entry free to members, non-members a donation is appreciated £2 suggested. Tea/Coffee and a biscuit for just 50p. Served at a convenient break in the Kings talk. Any questions please phone the OOS secretary Barry Hudson on 01367710342 (the oxonfeather).
After the massive high of luckily finding the Arctic Skua at Farmoor yesterday comparable with finding the first Oxfordshire Great White Egret at Dix Pit a few year ago I returned to quieter but nevertheless thoroughly enjoyable birding today with a trip to Baulking Fullers Earth Pit.
A fairly run of the mill species list including 8 Long Tailed Tits, 2 Bullfinch's, 150 Winter Thrushes mixed with a bias I guess of 60/40 in favour of Fieldfare, plenty of Blue Tits and on the water the Ducks were represented by Tufted, Mallard and Pochard, whilst Lesser b b and Black h Gulls were plentiful. Some 6 Dunnock's and a Muntjac were others I remember from todays birding adventure.