At the hide the Wrens nest had been pulled down and thrown outside (hope they fledged first!). The Mute Swans came into view over the back with their 3 cygnets. A Moorhen is still sitting on the nest at the back of the right hand channel and one of the adult swans had a brief dispute with it. A lot of noise erupted over the back with different bird alarm calls but mainlt blackbirds followed by a couple of barks from a fox. Reed Warblers still active in the left hand reed bed.
Continuing around Fingers the Great Crested Grebes had split up with one Adult and one chick on east fingers. The crescent has flooded again but is passable with wellies. As I walked down into the crescent and went to cross the bridge I noticed a tiny 3 inch long pike swimming across the flooded bridge in front of me. At least one Reed Bunting was singing in the crescent.
At the spit looking into west fingers the other adult Grebe was with the other 2 youngsters:
A moorhen also came in quite close to the bank where I sat for a while:
I counted around 40 Mallards on West fingers before I was distracted by the Turtle Dove calling from the Rough.
I headed off round to the Rough in the hope of photographing the Turtle Dove but it was nowhere to be seen so i had to make do with a Meadow Brown butterfly: