The main feature during the last two days has been the presence of about 30 house martins on Thursday and a complete absence of these smart birds today.
3 redshank were on the Flood on Thursday. I don't get the opportunity to view these at close range in FSP very often. They are most definitely good lookers.
The local passerines seem to be in the middle of feeding young. Reed bunting and great tit were viewed carrying food, a family party of six wrens were close to the flood and a juvenile common whitethroat was with an adult. A singing willow warbler, sedge warbler and blackcaps suggest that some birds are still keen to find a mate. 2 lesser whitethroats were tekking away.
House sparrows are doing there annual round trip and are collecting insects around Darter pool and flying back to their breeding sites in the direction of Willow Lane. Three coot chicks are on this pool also.