Following a miserable day weather wise John and I ventured out late afternoon. It was quite windy but the light from the setting sun was fantastic. The three Little Ringed Plovers were still present all together along the western shore.
We had flurry of groups of Meadow Pipits flying over north west which was quite impressive with a few groups over of over 20 birds and we estimated at least 100 had gone over. Along with them six Sand Martins went over and 20 to 30 Pied Wagtails. A Peregrine (female based on size) flew over the reservoir towards town, presumably going to the regular roost site.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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