I'm not going to write much this morning but will simply let you indulge in this lovely series of photos from our volunteer Graham Osborne...
Avocet chasing off redshank
Avocet chasing off mallard
And this is why the avocet is being rather over-protective!
Our avocet pair have 3 chicks who are getting bolder as they explore West Mead pool, but who do still retreat for cover and warmth.
Joining the West Mead nursery are redshank chicks (we've seen two so far).
And our brood of lapwing chicks.
These photos were taken from West Mead hide which was re-opened at the weekend.
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