Well there are now several nests of black headed gull chicks, some of them looking quite big. The bogbean is growing fast around them, so it is becoming harder to keep an eye on them, but hopefully soon some of them will take to the water and we will be able to get a better idea of how many we have.
The first brood of mute swan cygnets is now out and about (four of them) with their parents which is good to see, and juvenile great tits hanging about near the path tell me they hae recently fledged from the nestboxes
The marsh harrier was seen for about an hour yesterday, and there have been two ospreys seen fishing recently.
There has also been an otter about!
Fingers crossed for the gull chicks!
It is definitely looking good for the ones which hatched 10 days or so ago. They are looking big, and I even saw one stretching it's wings earlier - very exciting