A very good day today with a few new birds. I was out a little later this morning and there were at least three Willow Warblers singing along the river. I sat on the bench at the northern end just watching (not much too be honest) and Clive joined me. Interestingly there was a couple of very high flying Cormorants. I was just saying how it seemed a little quiet given the conditions when our first Common Sandpiper of the year dropped in. It didn't stay long and we assume it is the same one we saw a little later at the Borrow Pit pool. We had two Sedge Warblers in the canal hedge and our first Lesser Whitethroat too.
Colin was out this afternoon and had a Sedge Warbler singing up the valley still and later a Yellow Wagtail in the cattle field by the reservoir. Today's third new bird of the year. Mike was out this evening and saw three Little Ringed Plovers but said it was quiet otherwise.
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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