This morning John managed to up the year list yet again with a Willow Warbler singing sporadically along the river. There was also two, possibly three, Blackcaps.
The evening seemed rather quiet to start with but there were a few good bits around later on. We managed to relocate the Shovelers (assuming it was the same pair) at the Borrow Pit pool and when we got back to the reservoir there were three Little Ringed Plovers again. A few groups of Sand Martins went through too, totalling 28 birds (17, 6 and 5). Eleven Tufted Ducks on the reservoir was a lovely sight and these were probably birds that have been at the Borrow Pit pool. It is unfortunate that this kind of sighting is so rare at the reservoir.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
There is a running total year list in the link above.
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