I was hoping for better, possibly the weather was to good and migrants were making the most of it. The only migrant of note was a Common Sandpiper, it must have been feeding on the western side of The Bandstand Island. Unfortunately I was on the eastern side and only saw it when it headed off northwards calling.
Great Crested Grebe: 4 pairs and a lone male.
Little Grebe: 4 pairs.
Blackcap: 4 singing males.
Chiffchaff: 4 males.
It is really tough being a duck at this time of year.
Only the strongest and fittest birds get the chance to mate. Drakes always outnumber ducks and this can be the outcome.