Witney Birds

Lindsay Fisher writes:

I spotted a Little Egret at the Bathing Place the other day…..

We noticed one flying around the willows in Grimesmead last week, perhaps prospecting for nesting places. Good to see them back again. They seemed to desert us during the pandemic.

Also on the Windrush at West End Meadow, this duck found a good vantage point high on a pollarded tree. 

Has anyone else heard the Witney cuckoo this year? One woke me up about ten days ago. Thought I must be dreaming as it’s ages since I’ve heard one locally and it seemed too early in the year, but our neighbour said he’d heard it a couple of times on Grimesmead recently.