A rather quiet weekend to finish off a rather quiet week.
Sat 5th: I had very little of note at the reservoir or in the wood but there was several Common Gulls and a Herring Gull. In the Upper Cherwell Valley there was a Little Grebe, a Coot and three Tufted Ducks at the Borrow Pit pool.
Today I had a Chiffchaff along the river and I assume it was the same one Mark had this afternoon. I finally had Lesser Redpoll along the river too. A Willow Tit showed pretty well in the wood but could disappear into the trees for short periods of time. A Linnet was singing along the canal as I walked into the valley and a Kestrel flushed out c.15 Meadow Pipits. Mark had a Goosander at the reservoir this afternoon and five Snipe in the valley.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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