Saturday 7th July 2018 - 07:00 to 08:30The cool shade was welcome even at this early hour. One of the first birds that greeted us was a Chaffinch. A bird that, sadly, we do not see so often now. There was an armada of 30 Canada Geese drifting across the lake. The juveniles are almost identical to the adults now. We found only one Egyptian Goose. The rest of the family may have dispersed - or just been hiding. One adult Great Crested Grebeis still present. A Mallard had a brood of 3 young ducklings. A large Terrapin was out of the water on a stump at the very edge of the lake. It slid into the water as we approached. It was a quiet time for birds. A lovely morning for a walk nonetheless.A full list of the birds seen is given in the Bird Table.