Chatting to lovely L’dod Pete today and both noted the sudden influx of birds to feeders this week -particularly Jays ! Relatively cheap previously and now the feeders are being emptied-anyone who still thinks feeding is not necessary, GET FEEDiNG .Presumably it’s to do with fledging of the young , Anyway, on the lake we have 3 GCGrebes and 6+ Tufties . A family of Reed Warbs by Lakeside and Coots doing o.k. tho Moorhens seem to have succumbed to either Gulls or Mink preds. Up here , Bullies , a very smart Redpoll, loadsa Sparrows ( sorry M! ) , Green & Gold plus young , Blackbirds and Song Thrush and GS Woodies with young.