Interesting to see the seasonal build up of Mallard - 115 today- moulting and in eclipse. 3 well-
grown ducklings may now survive the attentions of Lesser Black-Backs, but I am less optimistic about 2 fluffy Tufted Ducklings, whose mother has them in deeper water which makes them potential prey for pike.2 pairs of Oystercatcher still territorial too.
At least 2 successful pairs of Reed Warbler in front of the hide, with 7-8 young seen.
Likewise Coot numbers are well up at 37, after 4 pairs during April/May breeding season. Mute Swans only 15 today, after 23 last week, and no sign today of the Black Swan present 3 days ago.
My only local Hobby this year flew south over Red Bank yesterday.