MorningKevin Duncan reported 7 Ringed Plover and a Redshank present in the Meadow first thing. He also reported seeing the first Black-headed Gull chicks of the year on one of the tern rafts in the Workings.
AfternoonMark Elsoffer and Steve Minhinnick spent the afternoon on site and recorded 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel and 3 Buzzards. Also of interest was a late male Shoveler.
The following broods of young were recorded:
- 2 Great Crested Grebe (Workings)
- 3 Black-headed Gull (Workings, Tern Raft)
- 7 Canada Goose (Workings)
- 6 Mallard (Workings) and 5 Mallard (Small Silt Pond). A 3rd brood was reported by Len but not seen.
- 4 Coot (Small Silt Pond)
|(c) Steve Minhinnick, Coot Chicks.|
2 Roe Deer were seen in the Meadow.
A Crab Spider (Misumena vatia) was found in the Plant Yard.
|(c) Steve Minhinnick, Crab Spider.|