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Our member Tom Howard-Jones wrote:
Saturday 1st May 2021 - 09:45 to 11:30 May Day morning was fine and sunny. There were many young water birds on the lake: Coots ; Mallard ; Canada Geese and (well grown) Egyptian Geese . They were in several groups guarded by one or more adults. It looks like there are at least two families of Coots , three of Mallard Ducks and maybe three broods of Canada Geese with more to come from nests on the islands. One Great Crested Grebe was around. We could not see the second one. Let us hope it is nesting. In Grattons Park we heard and then found two singing male Blackcaps and a female plus a Collared Dove . A full list of birds seen is given in the Bird Table .
photo: Adult Coot with young, Ingrid Payne