The last few days of November were very quiet and as a result there were no blog posts. This morning was still fairly quiet but there was enough to spur me on to do a blog post.
The highlight of the morning walk was two Willow Tits. These were in the scrub along the river just to the north of the wood. With no sightings for a few weeks it was good to see they were still here, although I didn't manage any good photos.
Otherwise, there was a Tufted Duck on the reservoir and a few Siskins over. It was amazing to see the Wood Pigeons leaving the roost in the wood. They come streaming out by the hundreds and then you realise they all managed to find a space in there to roost in the first place.
As I left a large grey mantled gull flew through south. I didn't see enough of it to confirm the identity so it will go unidentified unless anyone wants to have a crack at it.. it appears to have a slight band on P5 but has quite thick wedge of black on the primaries...
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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