Good numbers of Mallards in the park this morning with a lot of shabby looking males now they are starting their post breeding moult. A few new broods of ducklings on show. The Black Swan seems to have taken a liking to the park and remains on the list for the second month running.
Good numbers of Coots this year with what looks like 6 pairs and at least 3 nests. 2 of the nests a 1 and 2 chicks respectively although there may be more on the nest with 1 as that is quite well hidden on the island.
Common Terns seems to be relatively quiet this year. I could only manage a count of 6 this morning. I am unable to locate any nests due to the vegetation on the island but hopefully they are there.
Of the 3 pairs of Mute Swans 2 have cygnets. One pair have at least 4 but were obscured by the vegetation on the island where they snoozed. The other pair have 3 cygnets.
Here are the counts:
Black Swan 1
Black-headed Gull 4
Common Tern 6
Grey Heron 1
Mandarin Duck 1
Mute Swan 6
Pied/White Wagtail 2
Total number of species: 13 Individuals: 123
Other birds of note were:
Reed Bunting (at least 3 singing males)