Having just arrived at Otmoor car park this morning and studying the notice board. I heard the familiar strains of a Cuckoo calling from somewhere near Beckley village. Then to my delight not more than thirty seconds later, it flew straight over my head and landed in one of the big oak trees along Warbler alley. Several migrants seen today including Sedge warbler singing near the first screen, Sand Martin and Swallow flying near to bridge. lots of blackcap along road to carpark. Willow warblers and chiff chaffs abundant. Other highlights was a Green Sandpiper from the first screen. Several snipe drumming over Greenaways. Six Wheatears from the hide and a little ringed plover. Two Jays seen along road to carpark. Still around a hundred Golden Plover on Big Otmoor, looking resplendant in their summer finery.
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