Generally this week was back to usual, with a scattering of Common Sandpipers and more Swifts arriving.
On Wednesday John found a Reed Warbler singing along the river, in one of the Blackthorn bushes just in from the entrance.
On Friday morning in the gloomy overcast conditions, John Found a Sanderling along the north-western shore in the morning. Mike saw the bird leave high to the north, but Mark found it back or another bird present again late morning. Mark also found a Spotted Flycatcher along the river, in the willows near the sailing club.
Yesterday I also found a Sanderling along the western shore. A different one to the one John saw with a further advanced summer plumage. I failed to find the Whooper Swan for the second time this week and I think it's safe to assume it has now gone, being last seen on the 11th (Dylan).
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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