John Friendship-Taylor: With Gareth away this week, I'll be filling in wherever possible! Mark Ribbons headed up early evening to both the reservoir and Borrow Pit. His sightings from the Borrow Pit included the continued presence of the Whinchats with numbers back up to 3 birds. He also saw a Sedge Warbler, a Whitethroat, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Mute Swan and a couple of Kingfisher sightings.
I popped up to the reservoir too this evening for a quick look on what was a glorious, clear evening.
There was the usual sizeable gathering of Black Headed and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, as well as 2-3 Grey Wagtails and a Tufted Duck along with all the usual residents.
Just before leaving I picked up a Black-tailed Godwit in flight coming from the north. It thought very briefly about stopping before heading off strongly south. Possibly the same recent one or another? Who knows!
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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