The warmest day so far at Cromwell.
One of the local Canada geese on the lagoon.
The depth gauge read 70cm - a drop of 8cm in a week.
Out for a quick preen.
Little Grebe were calling and young moorhen were playing near the far shore
A Coot swam idly by
By 7:40 the temperature was rising and the lagoon looked hazy. A reed warbler sang close by, but could we see it? nope!.
Other birds included Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat and a Mistle thrush in full song.
These dandelions were unusual. We had not seen heads as packed as this before.
We met Peter on the canal path and had a quick natter.
A really fantastic early morning stroll around the reserve.
Chris Yeates has just pointed out that these are in fact fruiting Coltsfoot flowers.
Many thanks Chris