Wednesday, 31 August 2011


The ploughing keeps them Gulls coming. On Sunday there were over 500 Gulls in North Field - I even went back to get my 'scope to check them properly. Inevitably, the same three species dominate: 300 Lesser Black-backs, 150 Black-headed and 50 Herring Gulls. Yellow-legged? Mediterranean? I dream on:
But who needs specific trips out to add birds to the year list? This afternoon I step out of the back door to be greeted by the sound and sight of 2 Ravens thermalling high above Cuddesdon, only my second village record:

This is certainly not the most frequently photographed species in Oxfordshire. And so the 2010 local patch record of 91 species is equalled. And four whole months of 2011 remain: game on.

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