Grebe chicks hatch

Whilst everyone else was finding some rather good birds, checking Rishton Reservoir a couple of times yesterday didn't turn up anything special. A pair of LRP's were trotting around on the far bank away from the fisherman over there and the numbers of martins over the area was very good - at least 100 Sand Martins, 20 Swallows but still only a  few House Martins and Swifts.

The good news was that the pair of Grebe in the farthest corner were feeding and coming back to the nest - I could just make out the top of the head of a chick. Hopefully the other two nests are also coming to fruition.

At least four Lesser Redpolls were on the feeders today including one of the brightest males I've ever seen - shining out against the background of a gloomy, dreech day.

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