John and I were out this morning and there was a a little flurry of activity early on but it soon died off. There were a few Redwings at least in the trees and scrub east of the river but it was mainly only calls heard and birds not seen. The odd Meadow Pipit, Song Thrush and Reed Bunting flew over. A group of nine Lapwings went over twice and another two later, all steadily moving south east. A really interesting record was seven Grey Herons purposefully flying south west. It is unusual to see that many Herons here anyway but seeing them flying all together like we suspect they were migrating. A Common Sandpiper was still around and a Coot was at the reservoir.
In the evening John looked for gulls and had another good gathering - approximately 5-600 large gulls with six Yellow-legged Gulls amongst them (two 2CY and four adult/near adult).
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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