13th May 2018 by Bob Johnson

West End:  Several of the Grey Heron young have successfully fledged with nests now slowly emptying, Many of the Cormorant nests now have young (none yet fledged) and from the road listen to the marked difference in the begging call sounds between young Cormorants and Herons, 4 pairs of Common Terns & 1 Pied Wagtail seen at rafts, 1 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard broods seen on water (Ducks with 5 young & 2 young) + 12 Drakes, 2M Mandarin, 2 Coot. Around the Car Park singing Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff & Reed Warbler.

Whillets:  At least 2 Reed Warblers in reed bed, also in meadows a singing Reed Bunting, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff & Blackcap, plus 3 Garden Warblers & Whitethroats,

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