A fairly quick but comprehensive visit today mid morning. Just inside the entrance, two recently fledged Goldfinches were entertaining but were always partially hidden by vegetation. At the reservoir there were two Common Terns still and two Common Sandpipers were on the western edge. As usual though the sandpipers didn't allow a good photo.
Through the woodland and Upper Cherwell Valley there are still numerous adult birds feeding juveniles or fully fledged birds foraging for themselves. At the Borrow Pit pool another two Common Sandpipers were nice and a female Tufted Duck was there briefly before leaving to the north. There is one pair of Coots remaining with four well grown juveniles, so it seems the other pairs have given up and left.
With the mixed weather this morning there weren't many invertebrates around but I did find a few Comma butterflies.
John went out on his lunch and there were three Common Terns at the reservoir. He also had White-legged Damselflies along the river, so they are still around.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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