I was out for a good walk around today, but there was not a lot to get excited about. There was a lot of gulls flying over and gathering on the reservoir, so it was back to scouring through them for anything decent. At the peak there was up to 40 Commons, 20 Lesser Black-backs and the ubiquitous Black-headed Gulls. There was at least a couple of adult Herring Gulls that came through. There was also another one at the Borrow Pit pool with a second winter bird.
Other highlights were a Raven over that had a little tussle with a Crow as it passed, a Kingfisher that zipped through along the river, a handful of Siskins around the river and in the wood and four Little Grebes at the Borrow Pit pool.
Mark was out at the reservoir at dusk and there was a redhead Goosander present.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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