I went over the Forest first thing. It was looking rather lovely I thought.
Loads of Whitethroats about.
Sadly there were no Terns about (although one was seen yesterday). Still I was chuffed to see that the Grebe chicks were still there.
Ah all three
I was chuffed to find that the other Grebe had moved off its nest and there was a stripey headed baby aboard!!
There were still 6 Grebes and they were doing well with the fish.
There were some coot youngsters on the decoy lake and the swallows have a nest.
This chap looks SO happy.
The greylag chicks arer still about
And the Sedge and Reed warblers were still in the reedbeds.
BUT BUT BUT
there are signs up saying dogs on leads in the lake area and at least two different numpties were letting their dogs run riot and one was even throwing a ball in near where I had been photographing the chicks earlier!!! GROWL!! I ASK YOU.
So off to Rye Meads. There was a Kestrel in the nest box.
The Bird of the Day was a Common Sandpiper and there were a couple of Common Tern's but none on the rats.
Lots of youngster about here and there were quite a few pochards and tufted ducks about. There were some Swifts over.
There were lots of Sedge Warblers and at least this one posed!