The morning's walk produced some good sightings with the highlights being singing Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler and a calling Tawny Owl.
Out on the water we managed to locate our first evidence of successful breeding for several species when a female Mandarin Duck was found with 8 young, a pair of Canada Geese had 2 goslings and a Coot was sitting on a nest on the middle reservoir. Also over the water were about a dozen Swallows, 2 House Martins and 4 Sand Martins. A pair of Mallards were seen with 2 young and a Great crested Grebe was seen in the vicinity of its nesting site. Just 2 Moorhens were seen and, as yet, I've not recorded any evidence of breeding this year.