Otmoor RSPB Reserve

Otmoor RSPB reserve is a combination of reedbeds and wet meadows about a mile from the village of Beckley, which is accessed from the B4027.  Once in the village just beyond the ‘Abingdon Arms’ PH take the dead end that leads into Otmoor Lane.  At the end of which is the reserve entrance and car park.  
There is a hide and two viewing screens on the reserve.
Birds - The reserve is particularly good for Warblers; Turtle Doves; raptors including Red Kites, Buzzards, Hobbies, Short-eared Owls, Marsh and Hen Harriers (the latter overwintering).  During the winter months there are large numbers of wildfowl and impressive starling murmurations (anything up to 30,000 birds) can be seen.
Other Nature - It is also an excellent site for a wide range of insects particularly damselflies; dragonflies (including the Hairy dragonfly);  butterflies, including Silver-washed fritillary, Black, Brown and Purple Hairstreaks.