Saturday, 22 April 2017

Grimsbury Reservoir :: 21 April 2017

Started early, catching the 05:59 train from Banbury to London Marylebone and then a visit to the US Embassy for a Visa. Only a quick circuit after work today.

Surprisingly quiet with little on the move, other than crows and rooks overhead. Little ringed ploverThe first real sign of life was the flock of linnet along the fence edge on the west side of the reservoir. A look in the copse yielded nothing but at least I then found a couple of little ringed plover [#108] to add to the year list.

As I got round to the east side a couple of swallows and house martins flew over, but skimming the water only briefly before moving on.

Met @987jonty and @grimsbury_birds as I went back to car park. I'll await a report of the marvels they found after I left. Today sightings (24) included: black-headed gull, blackbird, blue tit, bullfinch, carrion crow, chaffinch, chiffchaff, dunnock, goldfinch, greenfinch, grey wagtail, jackdaw, linnet, little ringed plover, magpie, mallard, moorhen, pied wagtail, robin, rook, song thrush, starling, swallow and woodpigeon.

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