I had a quick look around mid morning today and bumped into Steve. Steve had already seen one Common Sandpiper but as we talked we found there was two. He also pointed out two drake Wigeon (probably an adult in eclipse and a first year bird) amongst the ducks and geese. Several Meadow Pipits went over and there were flocks of hirundines, mixed Swallows and House Martins, going over east. Three 1st winter Herring Gulls were of note amongst the low numbers of gulls coming and going and Steve counted 183 Canada Geese plus two hybrids.
As per the comment below. Tim Clark has seen two Stonechats on Monday and Tuesday in the Upper Cherwell Valley. The funny thing about this is that I had said to Steve we should be getting a Stonechat or two through again around now.
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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