It's been a fairly quiet week again really. Steve has been seeing a few Common Gulls at the reservoir regularly and numbers should increase as they are moving back north east. This was evident yesterday when I saw at least eight different birds move through. We might be lucky and get a few Kittiwakes in with them.
I saw the Marsh Tit on Tuesday and yesterday but as far as I know the Willow Tit/s haven't been seen. Up in the valley I saw two Stonechats around the Borrow Pit pool and they are obviously moving through now with some good numbers at other sites. Also yesterday, Steve saw a Green Sandpiper on flood water in the valley and Colin had a Gadwall at the pool.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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