Previously posted fem , now here’s the male , equally dewdropped -for the uninitiated , note the very long outer tail feathers on the male.
Plus L’dod lake-gets bewildering on times ! We now have the original Mallard with NINE offspring , one with 3 and the Tufty with two! Clearly the 3 LBB Gulls are feasting , but mostly on the Moorhen/Coot /Tufty Young, Trying to make up ,there is a new Coot brood of 5 on the island and the Moorhen sitting on yet another lot!!! Dare to mention the GCGrebes -still sitting 2 months late ! Blimey! How does one keep up? Well Bazz goes on hols and I just give up! The Reed Warbs seem to be on their second brood with a male belting out at Lakeside and another by the lagoon. Hmmmm! Bet the Euro will steady things !!!