The first day of May was rather uneventful with only two Common Sandpipers, a White Wagtail, a Little Ringed Plover and a Swift as notable birds seen.
Today, the 2nd, was a little bit better and I'm hopeful it was the start of a good week/month. There were two Common Sandpipers and a White Wagtails still. The scrub along the river seemed to be full of Blackcaps and I managed to pick out two Garden Warblers. A little later on there was also a Reed Warbler singing on the other side of the river and seen briefly. Steve Holliday had a Grey Wagtail collecting food that flew off north west, so a pair may be nesting over near Noral Way. A few Swifts started dropping in too and there were several before we left mid morning.
John was back this evening and had a gathering of around 30 Swifts and a Yellow Wagtail over. There was also five Lesser Whitethroats which is a pretty good count for here.
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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