John and I met up today to have a good look around. Of course we were desperately trying to find something new for the year, but that didn't happen. Despite that there were a few notable sightings.
To start with on the reservoir, there were two redhead Goosanders and a drake Tufted Duck. A third drake Goosander had arrived as well before we left.
In the Upper Cherwell Valley we found the two Willow Tits in the scrub just north of the wood, near to where the two parts of the river join back together. Further north there were at least six Meadow Pipits around the banks of the flood alleviation scheme. On our way around we noted how few large gulls were around but we did see at least two Herring Gulls.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
There is a running total year list in the link above.
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