|two of the three Cattle Egrets - the first to be recorded in Banburyshire|
This story also demonstrates the link between our food and local wildlife, and shows how supporting local producers can help promote a more diverse farmed landscape in our area.
|the piglets were delightful too!|
The other ornithological event locally is the presence of a male Blue Rock Thrush in a suburb of Stow on the Wold. Found over the Christmas period, it is a great rarity in the UK and has attracted huge numbers of admirers as well as much debate over it's origin. I made the trip over to Stow after watching the egrets, and got some lovely views of the thrush as it sat preening in a favoured bush.
|Male Blue Rock Thrush, Stow on the Wold|