Monday, 2 January 2017

2nd January 2017

A Water Rail (left-hand bird) and a Moorhen at the MVCP Pillinge

Thursday, 29 December 2016

29th December 2016

Sunset near the MVCP Pillinge

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

28th December 2016

 Shoveler from the MVCP pillinge hide
Reflections from the MVCP pillinge hide

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

28th September 2016

On my 3rd day of trying I finally caught up with the Willow Emeralds that Dave Ball had found the previous week in the MVCP boardwalk pond.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

23rd August 2016

A Chinese Character moth that was attracted to a light outside my parents house

Monday, 22 August 2016

22nd August 2016

Pond-skaters eating a fly in the MVCP boardwalk pond
Migrant Hawker also at the MVCP boardwalk pond

Saturday, 20 August 2016

20th August 2016

I was woken up in Abingdon by a call about 9am saying Steven Northwood had found a Little Bitten on the MVCP Pillinge, the first Country record for about 100 years! I arrived in the Pillinge hide about 11.15am to hear the bird had flown into a reed bed to the right of the hide about 10.30am so I settled in to wait for it to re-appear with Dave Ball. Fortunately, it did, but not until about 4.30pm and I eventually saw it 3 times that afternoon.
 Little Bittern!!