Well the good news is that our 3 young avocets at Upton Warren have fledged successfully this year. The downside is that we didn't have more than one brood. We've also lost the 5 little ringed plover chicks and 3 lapwing chicks whilst redshank abandoned the nest just a day or two before hatching.
On the flip side, we've had record numbers of black headed gull and common tern, greylag geese have successfully bred for the first time and we've also got 3 oystercatcher chicks.
By the way, if any of you spot mink on your visits to Upton Warren please can you report them and their location to staff or volunteers from the Wildlife Trust.
Phil, Upton Warren
11 hours ago