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

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Friday, 7 August 2015

07th Aug 2015

An early morning walk around the reservoir and EA pool was very enjoyable, with lovely early morning sunshine and plenty of bird activity.  Two common sandpipers were feeding along the concrete shoreline.

More of interest at the EA pool, with a family of two adult and two juvenile common terns, the adults dive-bombing a couple of crows, a single heron, then yours truly!
one of the agressive common terns
A dog walker circled the pool then walked through the tree planting that adjoins the M40, flushing up about ten yellow wagtails and a flock of goldfinches with a few greenfinches mixed in - about forty birds.

The yellow wagtails then spent some time feeding on the boulders and rabbit grazed grassland at the back of the pool.  Two little grebes were on the pool itself.

Walking back along the canal a kingfisher sped past.

On Monday 10th August, the Banbury Ornithological Society have a field trip around the reservoir and Cherwell Valley area, meeting at 6.45pm at the Spiceball Park car park (at the entrance to the reservoir).  Non-members are welcome to join us.

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