A friday evening walk produced the exact same birds as the last visit, firstly i refound the female MANDARIN with chicks in tow. As observent readers will have noticed it said 'chicks'. And thats right. Last time i had been watching the female, she only had the one chick, however, somehow, another chick was now in attendence, and she was now escorting two birds.
How that happened i have no idea?
While walking past the riverside fields again, i noticed a falcon swooping on a Swallow. A stunning adult HOBBY hawked over the fields for a few minuites before flying off towards burlish top and being lost to view.