Monday, 20 April 2009


Quainton Hills; early a.m 5 NORTHERN WHEATEAR all in East slope hollow and a female RING OUZEL at bottom of West slopes. The Ouzel just wasn't twitchable so didn't spread news. Went down west slopes (not the regular Ouzel hedge line) to find more sheltered area, hardly ever have time to look down here. Saw it twice, briefly with Blackbirds in horse paddock at base of Conduit Hill. Spooked by people tending horses. I returned an hour later but even more activity and not seen again. Viewed from slopes of Conduit hill in smallish paddock to left of Hogshaw Hill Farm.

Calvert; on 2nd visit of day had my first tern of the year, a Common on raft.

3 Grizzled Skippers on dry sailing lake slopes (Tim Watts)

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