Otter in the Thames at Shillingford very elusive, but what a fantastic sight.
Saturday, 23 January 2016
For the last couple of years I have been undertaking a mistletoe survey of southern Oxfordshire and I have got to a point where I am finding it difficult to record mistletoe in new locations. Therefore I am seeking to add more records to the map.
To this end I have produced a blog which provides a form in which you can enter mistletoe sightings http://oxfordshiremistletoe.blogspot.co.uk
The blog also provides more information about the survey, and where mistletoe has thus far been recorded.
Headline results of the survey are:
- Approximately 913 trees have been noted to support mistletoe in Oxfordshire;
- A total of 3316 ‘clumps’ have been noted;
- The host tree species has been noted for 766 trees, with the host species including Lime, Poplar, Apple, Hawthorn, False-acacia and Rowan.
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Whilst undertaking my regular bird walk I saw something moving in the River Thames- an otter! It then hauled itself onto the river bank and was swiftly followed by another otter. They then stayed on the bank for a few minutes before re-entering the water and headed in the direction of Abingdon.