A brief walk round for me this afternoon produced a cracking drake Red-crested Pochard, the Goosander and eleven Great Crested Grebes. The Red-crested Pochard is, of course. another species new for the year and I believe it is the third record for the reservoir. It was still present late afternoon (several observers).
Some other sightings came in this afternoon from Mark Ribbons, Alison Parry and Allan Jones:
Chiffchaff, two Kingfishers, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers (up to three) and five Herring Gulls.
I found a Vanguard binocular lens cover by the river today. If anyone has lost one please get in touch and I will arrange getting it back to you.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
There is a running total year list in the link above.
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