|Male Yellow Wagtail in field of wheat|
I drove on down to Bicester Wetland Reserve, where the mirror calm conditions were ideal for watching the waterbirds, including eight Green Sandpipers (all adults) and two juvenile Little Ringed Plovers. Nice to see a couple of juvenile Lapwings, probably raised locally. The Thames Water lagoon next to the reserve also held a dozen Teal and a family of six Little Grebe chicks. I hadn't realised Little Grebes can lay as many as six eggs in a clutch. Reed Warblers were busy feeding fledged chicks and both Whitethroats and Chiffchaffs were also carrying food.
|Grey Heron, Canada Geese with Mallards and Green Sandpipers further back|
|Reed Warbler feeding juvenile|
|Juvenile Little Ringed Plovers|
|Green Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover|