This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!

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Monday, 2 January 2017

2nd Jan 2017

Happy New Year!

Today was my first chance of the year to visit the patch, so I spent a good couple of hours looking around this morning. Generally, there were no outstanding sightings but I got to a nice round 50 species. I would have gone back this afternoon but decided to go on a wild Waxwing chase instead!

Highlights were a Tufted Duck on the reservoir, Willow and Marsh Tit in the wood and two Yellow-legged Gulls (ad and 3CY) and a Great Black-backed Gull (2CY) in the the Upper Cherwell Valley. There were two birds that I was slightly surprised that I didn't see today, Kingfisher and Moorhen, but Mark was out later and saw a Moorhen. I also received late news from Ian Rowe that he had seen a Kingfisher and a Skylark flying over this morning. So that puts the year list up to 53 species. 

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