The requirement for a stretch of the legs and some fresh air got me away from my laptop for a short while this afternoon. It was a lovely afternoon and this had obviously perked the Chiffchaff up as it was calling constantly along the river. There was a first winter Herring Gull loafing on the reservoir, which was soon joined by several more and a few Lesser Black-backs and Common Gulls. Herring Gulls really aren't common here but this winter there seem to be more around.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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