Last week, we found a Wren's nest in one of the boxes with 3 eggs, and today it was still going strong and contained 5 eggs. Also last week, we found a Blackbird's nest, which had 1 egg in it. Against all odds, it was still present today, and contained not 1, but 5 warm eggs!
I think the egg on the far left is starting to hatch. What do you think? As always, I'm keeping everything crossed for this nest.
The outcome of all nests will, as always, be forwarded to the BTO's Nest Record Scheme.
Whilst walking around the reservoirs we saw a female Mandarin Duck with 5 ducklings, a Coot sitting on a nest (my first for the year here), a couple of Swifts, a fly-over Grey Heron and hundreds of tadpoles swimming in the shallow water by the boardwalk on the top reservoir. I also heard and saw my first Linacre Whitethroat of 2015, that was singing by the Rangers' Base when I arrived on site.