23rd to 28th June

We counted three pairs of Canada with young on the long pond, photo shows the oldest group, parents are difficult to spot.
Lots of other young birds are about and we caught a Sedge Warbler feeding one.
Dragonflies are enjoying this hot spell with a number of Emperors on most ponds, also spotted first Brown Hawker today.
It’s a bit late in the season but we found an Oystercatcher’s nest with one egg.
Last year the Japanese Rose was cut down on the side of the long pond and the area looked really good but this year it has returned reinvigorated.