The high tide check for Mediterranean gulls was interrupted with a white winged bird resting on Red Nab.
It was hunkered down at first and doing a very good impression of a Glaucous gull.
Mediterranean gull 3 adult plus 2 x 2nd calendar year
Middleton Nature Reserve
Mute Swan - Pair with 5 chicks plus 1 adult with 3 x 2nd calendar year on main pond. Pair plus 3 chicks on "no swimming" pond. 1 adult on Tim Butler pond
Coot a pair on all three main ponds, all have had chicks and at least three still being fed.
Mallard - the nomadic female, still has 10 well developed chicks
Little grebe pair on both "no swimming" and Tim Butler. Both have had three chicks, two seen on "no swimming" pond today.
Swift 4, Swallow 4 and House Martin 2 feeding over main pond.
Stock dove - at least 2, probably 3
8 of the 9 (hopefully) breeding warblers seen and/or heard. Just Grasshopper missed.
A couple of teneral darters avoided identification, but suspect Common.
Emperor, Black-tailed Skimmer, 4-spotted chaser and Broad-bodied chasers seen.