Over the last few days I have found 5 Shelduck on a partially flooded meadow at Buckland along with at least 1 Curlew, displaying Lapwing and 30 Golden Plover.
This morning a walk round the garden gave me early Butterflies "pumped up" and seeking spring flowers in the glorious sunshine and warm temperature, in ten minutes I saw Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone and Comma.
Sandwiched in between this was a most enjoyable day at Otmoor and Beckley village hall being entertained but mainly informed, with regard to my and other participants participation in the Upper Thames River Valleys (UTRV) Breeding Wader Surveys. Not only interesting but treated to a couple of bowls of quite possibly the tastiest soup in the county. So my thanks to the friendly and helpful RSPB staff for a most enjoyable day.
The Oxon Feather.