John and I were out this morning. The Willow Warbler sang briefly along the river and at least one Blackcap was also along the river singing quite strongly. Another possible Blackcap was heard occasionally further up river near the wood and one definitely singing near the car park. A few Sand Martins went through with some lingering. It was hard to know if they were all new birds but they peaked at c.18 at any one time. Two Little Ringed Plovers were present and another Red Kite, or possibly the same one as the other day, was seen circling high over the fields just north of the wood.
John was out at lunch time but there was little change and this evening I saw the three Little Ringed Plovers but little else of note.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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