I went out twice today with high hopes of finding something pretty decent, but it just wasn't to be. The best sighting was a group of six Mistle Thrush that flew over west, which is good for here. There were Redwings around, which I guess are now 'local' birds but there was also a flock of c.30 that flew over high and to the south west. A steady passage of Skylarks all day but oddly the later ones were going north. Meadow Pipits were still going over but there are a lot less now. A few Siskins went over too and there was a group of seven in the wood.
The Common Sandpiper is still here and the Willow Tit was in the wood. A Blackcap was still in the scrub at the northern end and there was a few Chiffchaffs around too. In the evening a much smaller group of gulls gathered but there was two Yellow-legged Gulls with them, a 2CY and an adult. Actually the 2CY bird was one of the first birds in and was on the pontoon for a while.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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