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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Sunday 26 May 2024

26th May 2024: Oystercatchers

It's really quietened down now as we move into late spring and summer. I haven't been out on patch much to be honest and I don't think others have, but we're not expecting a lot more this spring anyway.

A local birder saw two Oystercatchers go over on the 17th, which were new for the year, and JFT was out on the 21st and saw a Common Sandpiper and 2 Little Ringed Plovers.

Sunday 12 May 2024

12th May 2024: Common Tern

A fairly quiet week again but a few bits around. Common Sandpipers and Little Ringed Plovers on some days and the Cetti's Warbler very settled and singing regularly. 

John had Yellow Wagtail and Little Egret again on Monday morning and our first Common Tern of the year in the afternoon.

Photos courtesy and copyright of JFT

Sunday 5 May 2024

5th May 2024: Last of the warblers and Little Egret

On Monday morning Ian had 3 Common Sandpipers and 2 Little Ringed Plovers. Wednesday morning Ian also had our first Garden Warbler of the year. 

Thursday in the rain there were 2 Garden Warblers, a Wheatear in the cattle field and another (fairly late) Redstart.

John was out early Friday and had 2 separate Arctic Terns go through and another Common/Arctic not identified and Ian had 2 Shelducks over a little later.

Today Clive and I did the B.O.S. Long Day Count with the Grimsbury patch being the core of our day. We added Reed Warbler new for the year, which was the first time I've ever recorded 10 warbler species on the same day on patch. The Grey Partridge was in the cattle field again and a Little Egret flying through in the evening was also new for the year, were the highlights.

Photos courtesy and copyright of JFT