A late evening stroll today to clear the head and stretch the legs after a very long day spent mostly in the car!
Lots of Swifts were gathered feeding over the reservoir and I estimated around 55 but they were hard to count. A few Swallows and House Martins came and went whilst I was there. There were eight Great Crested Grebes loafing in the middle and several drake Mallards now moulting into their eclipse plumage.
Some new information signs up around the reservoir detailing angling at the reservoir, bird life around the reservoir and the wildlife in the woodland nature reserve. I believe these have been provided by Thames Water, which is a great.
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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