Another fairly standard day today but a few bits of interest. I was hoping for something to have been blown in by the strong winds but nothing that exciting happened. On the walk up to the reservoir there was a large post roost gathering of Black-headed Gulls that steadily flew off to the west. There were 17 Cormorants fishing this morning, mostly as one big group diving and working together. I watched them for a little while and on most dives resulted in a positive catch for each bird.
At the back of the wood the Little Egret was flying over the river and appeared to settle round the corner and behind the trees. A Lesser Redpoll was in the area again but I only saw it in flight today. Further up at the Borrow Pit pool there were three Little Grebes and a family party of Mute Swans. I assumed it was the same group as before but there were six juveniles, so it is either another group or they have adopted one from somewhere else...
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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