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

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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

4th Apr 2018: Wheatear, Swallow & Blackcap

John: On Sunday, both Colin & Steve were out and about. Their sightings included Chiffchaff and Redpoll in the reservoir/wood area. Up in the Cherwell valley, there were 2 pairs of Teal around the floodwater & 2 singing Chiffchaff. The Borrow Pit held 2 Little Grebe & 5 Tufted Duck.

A drizzly lunchtime visit for me on Monday, yielded a few more migrants with a Swallow flying around the west side. A male Wheatear was sat on a post along the fence through the cattle field (below) and c6 Sand Martin had gone through by the time I had left.

Tuesday produced a couple of Sand Martin, Peregrine, 2 Siskin, 4 Chiffchaff along the river and a few lingering Redwing.

Despite some decent southerly winds and more showers, today failed to produce too much of interest. I did though come across a pair of Blackcaps, our first of the year, as well as 3 Chiffchaff and a couple of Redwing.

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