John and I were out for a bit this morning and recorded 56 species in total, 57 if we include Feral Pigeon. A Little Egret and a Yellowhammer in the Upper Cherwell Valley were new for the year. Other highlights were two individual Sand Martins through, a Peregrine perched up and viewable from the reservoir, a Greylag Goose flying around, Willow Tit singing briefly, at least six Chiffchaffs singing, a few Herring Gulls and a couple of 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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