It was fairly quiet this morning, it's a shame to say but it was rather dull. There was lots of activity of resident birds and settled migrant breeders, but nothing new or exciting. Along the river there was a newly fledged family of Goldcrests and there was a big foraging party of Long-tailed Tits just before the wood. Whilst talking to Steve a red Kite drifted over, arguably the highlight of the morning. Chiffchaffs and Song thrushes are collecting food for chicks and a juvenile Crow is being fed by parents at the reservoir. A Sparrowhawk was calling in the wood so they are still in there.
I had a wonder up the river to the M40 looking for damselflies. I found my first Azure Blue of the season but there are no White-legged yet.
Ian is away, John and I are in Poland next week and Steve will be going away so it may be even quieter week! If there is any news I will try to get it out somehow.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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