This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!

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Thursday, 16 April 2015

16th Apr 2015: Whitethroat(s)

An early morning visit today seemed successful, but it looks like I was too early and the days best migrants just hadn't dropped in yet! There were now three Sedge Warblers singing from scrub along the river. Around the reservoir there was six Common Sandpipers (three flew off north), three Little Ringed Plovers (two flew off north) and 12 Swallows (of which, eight flew north)... there's a pattern emerging here.

John was there approximately 30 minutes after me and he had a Common Tern (through north), a Yellow wagtail (through north), lots of hirundines (through north) and three Wheatears along the western bank.

Later in the day  there was a Whitethroat in the scrub along the railway embankment (Michael Hewitt) and John had another Yellow Wagtail and a Whitethroat in the south west corner of the reservoir.

There is definitely a good load of birds migrating (through north!) now...

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