There have been three Oxfordshire records of Roller, the first in Balscot near Banbury in July 1869, the above is the second record and the third was in a garden for two days at Bruern on the 14th to 16th June 1977. It would be nice if another turned up in Oxfordshire in 2013!
Both pics © John Lucas
Back to the present day, it has been raining virtually all day so a time to stay in and catch up on things and watch the garden.
The garden has been quite busy all day with two Stock Dove present along with two ♂ Blackcap (one ringed on left leg and the other unringed), two Song Thrush and two Pheasant plus all the usual etc. Whilst tidying the garden yesterday I had a Raven as a “garden tick”, one flew over the garden calling, presumably the same one that Richard has had near his garden on Friday.
Could also see around thirty Black-headed Gull loafing on the playing field late afternoon and several Red Kite active over the garden and meadow this afternoon.