4 eggs left in the swan's nest. A mallard nested in a garden on Astley rd.the owner and a neighbour
shepherded the female and 8 ducklings into Astley park making sure they avoided the traffic, ( good for them ).
A short walk in the morning revealed a heron fishing on the lake, then a walk through the woods gave a sighting of a kingfisher flying along the Chor. Other birds seen, lots of various tits, half a dozen jays, and numerous nuthatches.
A walk around Croston on Tuesday produced flocks of goldfinch, GSWoodpecker, a flight of 1000+ geese mainly pinkies, several skylarks, a white partridge and a white pheasant plus all the usual suspects, no raptors unfortunately.