I went out this evening to check the gull roost. It was a lovely still and reasonably warm evening and there were a few passerines still active with Chiffchaff calling, a few Meadow Pipits flying over and a tit flock along the river.
The gull roost was rather disappointing though and compared to recent numbers there was barely anything there tonight. Around 50 Black-headed Gulls and a few Lesser Black-backs gathered to start with, but these were disturbed by sailing boats. Through the evening some more birds did settle and there was around 40 Lesser Black-backs in the end with a Common Gull and two juvenile Herring Gulls, but that was it. There wasn't even birds flying over and not stopping, there just weren't many birds in the area at all. Very different to the last few weeks.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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