John Friendship-Taylor: Gareth is away with work this week so filling in for a bit! Steve Holliday visited during the morning seeing a large count of 102 Black Headed Gulls, a Herring Gull, a couple of Grey Wagtails as well as other usual suspects.
I popped up to the reservoir during my lunch to do a quick circuit. It was a gorgeous sunny day, having a real spring feel to it. I'd only just entered through the entrance gate when a Red Kite drifted slowly over the pylons from the east before slowly heading SW. In well over two years visiting Grimsbury, this was the first I've ever seen here. They occur several times a year but until now, they had eluded me, so a nice sighting!
Other than that a walk about yielded nothing really of note and so I concentrated on enjoying a few commoner birds:
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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