|Goat Willow catkins (I think)|
|Blue Tit yellow faced from feeding on catkins|
Penduline tits are small black masked birds with pale grey, buff-coloured breasts and brown backs that live in wetland habitats. This is a scarce visitor to the UK and is a common summer visitor across mainland Europe. They are hard to spot and I expect it was hiding in the reedbeds somewhere. I was fortunate enough to just hear it, but I did have one visitor that I knew who came back to Reception Hide and told me that she saw it. Apparently, it caught her by surprise and perched on top of a tree, called and then vanished from sight. She was the only person around to see it in that short moment. If only I was there!
|Greylag rebuilding the coot nest!|
|A white Greylag|
|Cobber the Black Swan|