...yes, Bob's back soon!
Been a bit too busy with children's activities and event planning and preparation to blog of late, so, without pretty pictures, here is a quick catch up of the weeks events so far:
I haven't seen a lot - exploring with 24 5-7 year olds does not lend itself to close encounters with wildlife, but opening up over the last few days highlights have been: a pair of goldfinch feeding on thistle seeds immediately (within touching distance!) outside Ivy South Hide, the roe buck on the foreshore of Ibsley Water and a peregrine cruising along the eastern shore of Ibsley Water. I expected to see black tern today, the weather being inclement, but sadly did not. I would not be in the least bit surprised if there were several seen over the next couple of days though - I keep forgetting to mention it here in the blog, but I did see one last Friday over Ibsley Water, where one was also seen on Monday and there were also reports of a black tern over Rockford Lake at the weekend.
Other reports from visitors include a swimming heron snaffling up tufted ducklings on Ivy Lake, the mallard drake wolfing down sand martins at Goosander Hide and (relatively!) frequent sightings of kingfishers from both Ivy South and Ivy North Hide.