Monday and a stroll around the Buckland fields and byways turned up several huge flocks of Lapwing ranging in numbers from several hundred to three flocks of over a thousand birds in each, in total I guess there must have been something like five thousand birds. Three Goosander and a couple of Stonechat along with widely scattered flocks of Winter Thrushes predominantly Redwing was the main focus of my interest Monday.
Tuesday grabbed a hurried hour at Shellingford Quarry where the only birding interest were twelve Teal, a pair of Great Crested Grebe, one Grey Heron and a delightful and lovely male Bullfinch sporting its coral kissed breast as it piped away sitting atop a budding Blackthorn bush, this Adonis of the bird world showed really well until I pressed the shutter on my camera-and then? yep! you've guessed it, it done a bunk.
At least even though there were loads of Lap Dancers about no doggers were seen.
The Oxon Feather.