Another lovely morning. Quiet bird wise, but great for butterflies. I saw at least four Small Tortoiseshells and two Brimstones.
I had a look for a Mallard nest Jim told me about, it took me a moment to actually spot it! In the wood the Willow Tit was very vocal and even sang for a little bit. A pheasant flew up from the brambles near the ditch and sat in a tree for a bit. I wonder if it may be nesting in there.
This evening Reg had two Little Ringed Plovers at the reservoir. The first ones for a couple of days so it's difficult to know if these are the same or new birds.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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