Yesterday I managed a quick afternoon walk but the only bird of note was a single redhead Goosander. Today John and I were out early morning and again the only bird of note was a single Goosander.
There were 54 Common Gulls at the reservoir as I walked past this afternoon. Walking up into the Upper Cherwell Valley proved more productive though. My aim was to see if there were any owls around and I was fortunate to catch a glimpse of a Barn Owl as it cruised by in the twilight. Also seen were five Teal, a Green Sandpiper that assume is the same one Mike saw at the weekend and a few Common Snipe.
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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