|Mallard cross ducklings (Picture courtesy of Ray Piercy)|
At the Crescent we stopped for the Reed Warblers which are in the reed bed and also had a few Tufted Ducks and a pair of Great Crested Grebes on the Finger Lakes.
Earlier I had an Otter on Fingers in pretty much the same place as I had the one last weekend.
Along the east side of Fingers we found a Common Whitethroat along the fence line next to the Navigation Channel.
There wasn't much going on from Kramer hide, the Herons didn't carry through with their nest building so we just have a small pile of sticks in the fallen Willow to look at! Maybe they'll be back next year and give it a proper go.
Moving on we followed the Navigation Channel towards the STW reed bed where a reliable Sedge Warbler was singing strongly still. We then moved on to 100 Acre where we had the usual good selection of birds. The stunning Yellow Wagtails were probably the highlight over here but Shelduck, Little Ringed Plover and the escaped Black-winged Stilt were also popular with the group. With a backing track of singing Skylarks it is always a joy to be over on 100 Acre.
|Lesser Black-backed Gull (Juv) (Picture courtesy of Ray Piercy)|
|Little Ringed Plover (Picture courtesy of Ray Piercy)|
|Shelduck (m) (Picture courtesy of Ray Piercy)|
|Yellow Wagtail (Picture courtesy of Ray Piercy)|
|Otter Tracks (Picture courtesy of Ray Piercy)|