There were several people around this morning hoping to see the Black Redstart, but unfortunately it didn't decide stick around like last years bird. After the fog the day cleared, was sunny and actually became rather hot (for the time of year!). There was a bit of a Meadow Pipit movement earlier on but Skylarks continued moving all morning. I didn't count them but birds were heard calling overhead quite regularly and at one point a group of seven went over.
There was no redstart but other highlights were the Willow Tit in the trees along the river and then moved into the wood and then a Peregrine could be seen circling northern end of town.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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