As many of you will be aware from reading my blog I spend a lot of my time wandering around Farmoor Reservoir which has become my local patch in Oxfordshire. This resulted in my being approached by the Oxford Ornithological Society (OOS) to write a checklist of all the bird species that have been seen at Farmoor Reservoir since it was constructed in 1967.
I am pleased to announce that The Birds of Farmoor Reservoir has just been published and is now available.
The checklist contains 64 pages and provides an introductory brief history and background to the reservoir which serves as a guide to its facilities and the opportunities it provides for birding but the main part provides a list of all 250 species of bird seen at the reservoir up to 31st December 2020 including no less than 12 National Rarities.
Each species listed has its own short account and for scarce and rare birds a comprehensive list of all sightings for each species is shown.
There are also over 100 full colour photos to accompany the text.
For any birder visiting Farmoor it provides an essential reference to the birds that have and can be seen at the reservoir.
The price is £7.95 incl p&p for OOS members and £9.95 incl p&p for non members.
To order a copy and pay by bank draft please contact Barry Hudson on mobile 07788 496887/landline 01993 299790 or email email@example.com
If paying by cheque please make a cheque out to OOS and send to Barry Hudson c/o 4 Bushy Row, Bampton, Oxfordshire OX18 2JU.