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Our member Tom Howard-Jones wrote:
Wednesday 1st July 2020 - 08:45 to 10:45 It was cooler than the highs of last week and much dryer than the drizzle of yesterday. There were very few small birds. They are recuperating from breeding and beginning to moult. A Grey Heron was back; sitting on an old goose nest. The two Great Crested Grebes were out in open water. Three large terrapins were around their nest - one on it, one next to it and one on a stump nearby. There were young water birds all over the place: Canada Geese of different ages from yellow goslings up to near adult plumages; Mallard ducklings in groups looking quite grown up; Coot juveniles turning black and white and Moorhen chicks from 'teenagers' to the newly-hatched, tiny balls of black fluff. The Canada Geese were pulling up the lily pads to eat the fleshy stems. We saw a young Robin and a female Blackcap . Over in Grattons Park we saw a male Blackcap and Goldfinches . When we got back home there were Swifts over our house. A full list of birds seen is given in the Bird Table .