Grebe Nest at ANR

I have  not seen any baby great crested grebe so far this year which is probably due to high water levels destroying their nests. However I saw three nests on my walk around the reserve today.

This nest is close to a pathway so I got a clear view and when the sitting bird decided to check on the eggs I counted three. Let’s hope they all hatch and survive into those cute little mint humbugs that like to ride on the parent’s back

Here are some of the butterflies that were brought out by the sunny weather: painted lady, ringlet and speckled wood.

A number of juvenile birds are frequenting the garden, particularly bluetits but this baby robin takes the prize for cuteness.

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