John Friendship-Taylor: Wednesday 17th was almost a complete washout, however I managed a quick visit somehow dodging the worst of the rain. The one thing of note was a female Goosander was at the far north end of the reservoir having a preen.
Today (18th) was once again a bright sunny day and following the previous day's heavy rain, birds were unsurprisingly active. A quick visit before work yielded a flock of 17 Lapwing circling the reservoir, while a couple of Mute Swans flew through. I returned again during my lunchbreak and enjoyed the whole Rook colony hammering a passing Buzzard. There were 7 Great Crested Grebe today, most now sporting pretty advanced bredding plumage now.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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