A large number of Swifts were feeding very high over Bentley Woods this morning,They were spread over quite a large area so impossible to give even an estimate. At Shustoke reservoir a Common Sandpiper was seen, perhaps a returning bird. The regular count of 27ish Common tern were still present. At Coton there were 60 Coot and a number of Ringlet butterflies.Cliff pool was completely flooded.
The female carefully tries to roll the egg higher up in the nest, perilously close to the edge.
As the rain hammers down the Coot does her best to incubate the egg
A Common tern during a sunny spell.