Around the lake today I saw:
Common Shelduck: the 9 ducklings are growing fast, what great parents they have.
Common Tern: the male came in caught a fish and headed back to Brent Reservoir.
Swift: 12 were over the lake.
House Martin: 10 were over the lake.
Grey Wagtail: a male was singing from area 8.
Reed Warbler: there were 4 males singing from reed beds around the lake and another 2 singing from the Scrape.
Sedge Warbler: 2 males are still holding territory in the reed bed by the Boathouse.
Reed Bunting: a pair are still present.
The young from two nests that I have been following are doing well. The birds above hatched around the 12th April and the three below around the 20th of April.
These birds are a 1st for Inner London? I don’t think there has ever been 2 birds holding territory in Central London. Hopefully at least one of them has been able to attract a mate.