John was out yesterday morning for a look around. There wasn't a lot around, but he did see a ringed Black-headed Gull. Unfortunately it only had a metal ring and no details could be obtained. He also saw twelve Cormorants, so the numbers are definitely building as we head into winter.
I headed out twice today. This morning as I approached the reservoir a flock of seventeen Lapwing flew up, possibly from the reservoir but more likely from the cattle field. Other than that it was ridiculously quiet. The family group of Mute Swans dropped in, so it was nice to see they are still doing well.
This afternoon I went to look for gulls. There wasn't many around today. A few Common gulls was the highlight. There was the same, or possibly another, metal ringed Black-headed Gull too.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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