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

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

19th May 2015

This morning was pleasant but uneventful. It seems we are rapidly approaching the quieter summer months, when all the spring migrants have passed through or are busy nesting and before the return migration begins. Though, there is a chance of something interesting turning up at any time.

There were about twenty-five Swifts feeding over the reservoir with a few each of Swallows and House Martins. Although there was a few Mallards loafing on the reservoir there were no Great Crested Grebes today, although there were still three present on Sunday (17th). A Heron dropped in and a Sparrowhawk went over scattering the hirundines causing a lot of alarm calls. Both a male and a female Sparrowhawk have been seen fairly regularly around the reservoir so I assume they are breeding somewhere nearby.

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