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Top things to do in Spring

  1. See lapwings, redshanks and snipe displaying over the grasslands
  2. See turtle doves and cuckoos moving along the hedgerows
  3. Experience the changing hedgerows: blackthorn flowers in March-April and then the hawthorn flowers in May

Top things to do in Summer

  1. See hobbies hawking over the grasslands
  2. See dragonflies and damselflies patrolling ditches and pools
  3. Watch butterflies dancing along the footpath rides

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Look for migrating birds from the hide and viewing screens
  2. Listen out for arriving fieldfares and redwings
  3. Watch the ever-changing skies as winter draws closer

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Experience 50,000 starlings coming to roost in the reedbed
  2. See vast wader flocks moving around the reserve
  3. Watch large numbers of ducks of many different species

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Your photos

  • Another picture of the female Bearded tit. 01/04/2014
  • February floods 2014
  • Redpoll at Otmoor 9/2/14
  • Kingfisher - Otmoor 14 Jan 14
  • Cirl Bunting
  • roosting
  • starlings roosting
  • Great white Egret, Otmoor cow pens, 17/10/2013

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Extend your stay

Other places to visit

Nuthatch climbing head-first down branch

Church Wood

A small, yet delightful bluebell wood on the edge of the Chilterns

Whooper swan swimming

Ouse Washes

A tranquil walk allowing stunning views across a vast wet grassland site

Bittern profile

Lodmoor

A green oasis on the edge of a busy town - a haven for wildlife and people alike

Osprey in flight

Stars of the screen

Let us introduce you to the stars of the small screen.

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