In the Marsh Hide, a nice chap pointed out the young GS Woodpecker being fed by the adult, very nice. The Mandarins had several young, which kept appearing out on the pond. Round and about were Great Tits, Blue Tits, Moorhen, Chaffinch, Stock Doves, Squirrels and a pair of Jays.
A walk through the woods brought a pair of young Robins flying about and the constant sound of Chiffchaffs
From the lake hide there were more Manderins and Moorhens, along with Tufted Ducks, BH Gulls and Mallards.
Of the to the side a Jay and several young Great Tits were in the trees. I got a brief sighting of a Chiffchaff, which nicely waited till I went outside the hide and sang in the tree for me!
The rest of the walk in the woods brought plenty of bird song but of course now the trees are full of greenery it's not as easy to see anything apart from the squirrels!
Walking back through Golden Acre back to the car we stopped to admire the flowers and walked up to the area set up for the wildlife, though we hadn't brought any seed this time. The area was full of squirrels, Tits and a Jay. Until a dog charged through and disturbed the lot. No more photos or lovely moments for us.
We discovered said dogs owner actively encouraging him to go chase the squirrels here, which apparently is ok because 'he never catches any'. My husband ended up voicing his disapproval. I know dogs chase things, it's their nature, but to stand there and see the guy actually winding his dog up and sending up into this area on purpose, just not on at all.