Great Crested Grebe with chicks
It has taken a while to catch up with local Spotted Flycatchers but I managed to find them again at Lake Cottage.
On Sunday I was delighted to find two singing Turtle Doves on the patch (up to then things were looking pretty grim on this front). I also found another Garden Warbler in another area.On the stream below the waterfall a female Grey Wagtail was feeding two juveniles.Fantastic!I also saw three Cuckoos together until one male was chased off and the pair then mated.
There are three Willow Warblers still holding territories but interestingly one of them appears to be a dual singer. It sings a few Chiffchaffs then breaks into the usual song.It also looks quite pale on the front(see attached photos).
Dual singing Willow Warbler
The Treecreepers at the lake continue to feed their young, it shouldn't be long before they fledge.
It would seem that although the weather has been changeable the birds seem to be doing OK.