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

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Sunday, 28 January 2018

28th Jan 2017: Round up

Sorry for not posting for a while, this is a bit of a catch up and generally the most notable birds.

The Stonechat that has been at the reservoir is still there and fairly faithful to a particular part of the fence and gets seen on most days. A drake Goosander has been visiting fairly regularly but it definitely doesn't stay around for long. There has also been a good flock of Greenfinch around of 20 or more birds that is very good for here, especially considering how much they have declined recently.

The biggest highlight is a Greylag Goose John saw on Friday 19th, which was  new for the year.

The drake Goosander was seen on Sunday 21st (Allan Jones) and Thursday 25th (John). Yesterday morning I was pleasantly surprised there were actually four Goosanders (3 drakes) on the reservoir. However, three flew off north fairly soon after I got there. Maybe off to Boddington? I also heard a Redpoll in the woodland, but the flock it was with flew off before I could have a look at it/them.

This morning Steve had a drake Goosander on the reservoir and a pair of Stonechats up the valley near the Borrow Pit pool.

Courtesy and copyright of JFT

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