John and I met up for a walk around this morning. It was forecast to be a sunny but cold winters day, but rather disappointingly it was foggy for the entire morning.
As we walked up past the reservoir we saw the distinctive shape of a Peregrine drifting over east in the murk. On our way back there was three Lapwings in the cattle field, tucked away mostly hidden in the grass tussocks. We had the Marsh Tit by the river just before the wood and could hear a Chiffchaff but couldn't see it. Up in the valley there were Teal calling from the river, but again then went unseen. We also has a Nuthatch again, feeding under the Beech trees to the north of the Borrow Pit pool.
Later in the afternoon Mark had two Shovelers and four Wigeon at the reservoir. After dark he counted 52 duck silhouettes, so there is a fairly good duck roost at the moment.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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