To start with there was not a lot around at the reservoir, with the only birds of note being seen on my way back to the car park. Two redhead Goosanders had arrived and a Chiffchaff was calling along the river. In the wood there was a few small flocks of tits and the usual entourage here and there but it was generally quiet.
Under the railway bridge there were two fresh Otter spraints, which were definitely not there last night, so there is an Otter or two quite active in the area again. In the Upper Cherwell Valley there was a Yellowhammer and a Skylark that were slightly different from the norm. The Skylark actually giving a brief burst of song too. A single Lapwing flew over and there were several large gulls moving around.
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