|Little gull - only shot of them before my lens died|
The other highlight today was five black-tailed godwits of the islandica race on the Budge fields.
There were five hares on the Budge fields, boxing and chasing each other about at high speed.
I checked the heronry the other day, only six occupied nests this year, down from eight last year and twelve about five years ago. Many of the heron young have fledged now and pottering about the budge fields, harangued by lapwings.
|Both coot nests now have young hatched.|