I was out for a late afternoon visit today. I met Mark in the car park and we walked and talked and had a catch up.
There were four Goosanders today (1 drake) and a few gulls gathering but not much else. We went through to the back of the wood to listen for Willow Tits, but they were not apparent. A Kingfisher did shoot across the river and a Roe Deer skulked around the far bank, but it was also quite quiet here.
I continued up the Upper Cherwell Valley to see what was around, surprised by how light it was. A couple of Snipe flew around and a Pheasant flushed from by the river, but there were none of the owls or woodcock I was really hoping for. The moon was putting on a fantastic show though.
Happy Christmas everyone, I hope it's a good one!
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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