I had a good walk around this morning. Despite the beautiful conditions, there wasn't a lot around. There were Chiffchaffs singing in a lot of places, I lost count but it was easily over ten singing birds. I saw the Marsh Tit in the wood but couldn't locate the Willow Tit. It seemed a good day for raptors and at one point I had nine Buzzards over the reservoir.
Into the valley I had a look at the Long-tailed Tit nest Colin and Steve found last week. Two birds were busy back and fourth, apparently still furnishing the interior. The Little Egret was along the river and there were four Greylag Geese at the Borrow Pit pool.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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