Just the one Common Sandpiper at the reservoir this morning and two Common Terns and a Little Ringed Plover. There was nice flock of Greenfinches feeding in the grass and 'weeds' along the western bank including several juveniles and there were four Grey Wagtails along the river, of which at least two were juveniles. There were three juvenile Black-headed Gulls today so these are definitely on the move from breeding locations now.
In the Upper Cherwell Valley I was really pleased to find a very recently fledged Bullfinch, maybe even fledging earlier this morning. I think it might be the first one I have ever seen that young. Another Grey Wagtail was along the river and at least 12 Stock Doves were feeding in the grass around the Borrow Pit pool.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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