A very cold start to the day but within a couple of hours of sunrise it was rather warm and very pleasant. Two Little Ringed Plovers were at the reservoir and a Willow Warbler was singing from trees by the river near the sailing club. Two Sand Martins dropped in but only for around 30 seconds before moving on again. Although there were several Blackcaps singing strongly there seemed to be far fewer Chiffchaffs around. Despite that, I did find a pair of Chiffchaffs nest building near the entrance of the wood. There were also at least seven Orange Tip and a few Peacock butterflies around.
Up the valley there were two Sedge Warblers singing from the canal hedge near the Borrow Pit pool, apparently fresh in today.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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