2) A pair of Whitethroat was feeding nestlings in a nest near the Little Lagoon. Although I've seen a male in previous years I have no previous record of successful breeding on the spit..
3 )An odd pair of Mallard ducks which have been frequenting our garden for the past few weeks and have been regularly fed, laid an egg overnight in our garden in a weedy patch of shingle.
|The overnight egg|
By 10 o'clock this morning there were two eggs!
They appear to have removed some of the weeds and dragged some in a circular shape to make a nest (of sorts).
This is presumably the same pair that actually laid an egg in a sink garden last year just outside our front door (see blog of May 14 2012.)... It came to nothing.