Saturday, 4 April 2015

Garganey and Red-necked Grebe in Oxon

Good Friday 3rd April 2015
A mid morning visit to Kidlington and then Farmoor. I met Paul F at Maple Lodge and we made our way to Stratfield Brake Sports Ground, Kidlington. Dark and gloomy with light rain but a nice drake Garganey was waiting for us as we arrived at the pool on the edge of the sports ground. This very active Garganey occasionally called and displayed before resting briefly in the reeds at the edge of the pool. It repeated this behaviour a couple of times before we left him to it and headed over to Farmoor in the hope of closer views of the Red-necked Grebe. At Farmoor we did manage to get closer views of the Red-necked Grebe but poor light and fine rain was not ideal for photography.

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