Lapwing x 3 families: one with 2 part grown chicks on island directly opposite Tyler Hide, and one with 3 part grown chicks (on island to the right of Tyler Hide, later also in the meadow), one with at least 3 fledged birds seen from bench on way to Sutton Hide. Please come in and write your lapwing family sightings in our log book, there may be more families.
Heronry update: The only nest occupied is nest 4 at the back of the island and visible from Carter Hide: 1 chick at nest. Sparrowhawk x 2 (pair), kingfisher x 4 ( a family group of 2 adults and a juvenile visible from Carter Hide and one calling at Long Lake), reed warbler x 4 (Slingsby Hide), bullfinch x 1 (calling main track near Long Lake).
Also today a water rail was reported but not confirmed by the metal bridge near Willow Hide.
Wood sandpiper x 1 (no location specified in the book), coal tit x 1, swift x 3, house martin x 1, swallow x 10, chiffchaff x 5, blackcap x 13, garden warbler x 4, reed warbler x 5, treecreeper x 2.
Tufted duck family with 11 young, little ringed plover x 4, reed warbler x 10 (Slingsby hide, young being fed) also a family seen in reed bed from Tyler Hide, kingfisher x 2, Egyptian goose still with 6 young, swift x 1, heron nest number 2 has 2 well grown young, and nest number 4 has 2 chicks.
Tufted duck family with 11 young, Egyptian goose still with 6 young, mute swan x 4, pochard x 2, reed warbler x 8 (Slingsby Hide) also a family seen in reed bed from Tyler Hide, lapwing 4 families visible from Tyler Hide, swallow x 4, swift x 5, little ringed plover x 4.
Kingfisher x 2 (male and female from Carter Hide).
Kingfisher x 1, little ringed plover x 3, garden warbler x 4, common buzzard x 3, swift x 3.
Curlew x 1 (left at 7:55 a.m.), tufted duck family with 12 recently hatched chicks, Egyptian goose still with 6 young, mute swan x 4, gadwall x 6, teal x 2, sparrowhawk x 1,
swift x 27, swallow x 10, little ringed plover x 5 (including one pair mating), lapwing 2 families (5 young), reed warbler x 8, pochard x 1.
17-6-18 including Webs count
Mute swan x 4, greylag goose x 282, Canada goose x 173, Egyptian goose x 8, cormorant x 1, gadwall x 2, teal x 2, mallard x 32, tufted duck x 18, coot x 41, moorhen x 10, little ringed plover x 5, lapwing x 8, kingfisher x 1 (from Carter Hide), herring gull x 5, little grebe x 1, green woodpecker x 2, swift x 5, sand martin x 6, swallow x 4, reed warbler x 4, sparrowhawk x 2, common buzzard x 1, rose-ringed parakeet x 2, starling x 23, pied wagtail x 6, herring gull x 48.