Otmoor

Otmoor

Otmoor
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Latest blog posts
  • Skating away on the thin ice of a new day

    One of the chillier mornings on Otmoor! (Photo: Gary Smith) Whilst the winter may not have bought the constant cold weather we would expect for the start of a new year we have still had some great sightings on the reserve over the last few weeks...
  • Rainy season sightings

    After an extremely dry Summer, the rain has finally arrived, and it is here in style! The ditches are topping up, the fields are getting wetter and the birds are responding to the change! Wigeon are back in decent numbers, 300+ can be seen distributed...
  • Much "Moor" to learn on Otmoor

    I have always been a regular of nature reserves, many of those RSPB managed. However, it was not until the start of my 3 rd year at Oxford Brookes that I heard about Otmoor. A reserve just a stone’s-throw from the side of Oxford I’d been living...
  • Summery sightings

    Its been a while since we put a posting on here, and in turn, a lot of changes have happened on the reserve! Exciting recent highlights include a Red back shrike , present on the 7th in Julys meadow and giving great views at times and a Great white...
  • The trials of the Turtle dove

    Is there anything more evocative than the sound of a Turtle dove ‘purring’ from a hedgerow, one of the best indicators that a British summer is finally here? Unfortunately, the Turtle dove is one of Britain’s fastest declining...
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