A quick pre-work blast around the pools this morning rewarded me with the unexpected sight of a fine roe buck. Seems our doe-in-residence has been out and got herself a mate... a text message from Steve W later in the day confirmed the pair together.
With mating season looming it may well mean that there could be the sound of tiny hooves heard around the area next spring.
The little-ringed plover family were all intact and a pair each of tufted duck and gadwall were on the upper pools.
A post work visit revealed nothing out of the ordinary (with the exception of loads of bloody midges which really like my blood). All the usual avian suspects were present. A single common tern was fishing on the river at Stodday.