Just a quick walk around the reservoir for me early this morning. It was my last chance to visit the patch for a week so any updates whilst I'm away would be appreciated and I will get them onto the blog as soon as I can.
There was little of note today. The lone Goosander duck was present and there was a metal ringed Black-headed Gull, but I couldn't read the details. There was a decent number of Redwings around, much more than on recent visits. It is likely these are birds that were now moving back north. It was hard to get a number as they were mobile and mostly hidden in thick scrub but I estimated around 40. They were very vocal and a couple of birds were starting to sing.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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