This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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Friday, 21 April 2017
21st Apr 2017
This morning I was awake and out early. I was a little surprised, given the conditions, that there were a few new birds in. A Wheatear was around the reservoir briefly, but soon flushed and disappeared and there was Whitethroat was in a bramble patch along the western bank next to the path. There was a steady trickle of hirundines going through, mostly Sand Martins but there was also the odd Swallow. I was pleased to see a female Bullfinch carrying nest material near the entrance to the wood too. It is a species we assume breeds here but it is the first time I have seen any evidence of nesting.