This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!

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Sunday, 21 May 2017

21st May 2017

Back to normal for the weekend. The only notable bird at the reservoir being a male Little Ringed Plover on Saturday. Swifts are ever present now feeding over and around the reservoir and the odd few house Martins are around.

Great Tits are nesting by the sailing club in the stone building near the river and by the sound of it the chicks are well grown. The Great Spotted Woodpecker chicks are also very noisy now calling when being fed and begging to be fed the rest of the time. Steve also saw Chiffchaffs feeding young at the edge of the wood on Sunday.

On Saturday I saw a Weasel in the wood, chasing after a vole that crossed my path a few seconds before, and there are a lot of Otter spraints around at the moment so it/they are very active in this area again.

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