Nice early morning trip to a sunny Plantsbrook.
Birds seen were Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wren, Dunnock, Wren, Robin, Starling, Blackbird, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Woodpigeon, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Great Crested Grebe, Moorhen, Coot, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Canada goose and 2 Coot chicks.
Birds on the nest were Mute Swan (1), Great Crested Grebe (1), Coot (14) and Canada Goose (1).
It was nice to see the Mute Swan back on the nest again this year at this location, hopefully she'll successfully raise many young again this year. The Great Crested Grebe have also nested in the same location as last year.
When I leave the house of a morning there is nearly always a Chiffchaff singing but I haven't actually managed to see it and you can't exactly get your binoculars out and have a look around.
Unfortunately, yesterday in the back garden, the Sparrowhawk has killed another Blackbird, it's a real shame with breeding season underway plus I love seeing them bound around the garden.