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

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Monday, 12 October 2015

12th Oct 2015

This morning I felt the need to go out and find something other than gulls, but it was hard work and in all honesty I trudged the paths without much enthusiasm. Maybe my expectations of an eastern vagrant were just too high, but there was really very little of any interest!

A Chiffchaff was in the willows just past the entrance and later another or the same bird in a hawthorn along the western bank. There were six Great Crested Grebes this morning but not much more on the reservoir. I stopped to search through a group of thrushes in the large hedge through the cattle field where I found a Redwing along with a few Song Thrushes and several Blackbirds. I was glad to finally see a Redwing as I had heard a few flying over at night but up until now I hadn't actually seen one yet this autumn. There wasn't much on the move today but a single Skylark did go over south.

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