The start of the week saw a decrease in dabbling ducks but an increase in diving ducks.
On Monday John reported there was still seven Wigeon, twenty-one Tufted Ducks (great for here) and an adult Yellow-legged Gull. By Tuesday there was an impressive twenty-nine Tufted Ducks (come on, that is impressive for here!) and a female Pochard flew around over the reservoir but continued on south-east. Later on Steve also saw a drake Goosander with the Tufted Ducks. The same Yellow-legged Gull was also still around.
Wednesday morning John reported the Tufted Ducks were down to only twelve. Which to be fair, is still a good number for the reservoir these days. It's odd to think people used to regularly report much higher numbers overwintering here.
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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