There is also this interesting little family.
Two large white domestic ducks make their home there, both males I think and last year one mated with a female mallard and produced this fella. I'm pretty sure the hybrid is a male because of the green sploches on his head but I could be wrong. If I don't know something I feel quite justified in making it up :0) I'm no expert after all and will never claim to be. I am fascinated by bird behaviour and these four stick very closely together. I think the female will probably mate again this year judging by her behaviour.
It is always a joy to watch and listen to the coots - I just love those huge feet
The Coppice pond also has moorhens plus I saw a couple of male gooseanders but not close enough to photograph.
The feeding station for woodland birds had a delightful colony of grey squirrels. Unfortunately they were chased away by blooming dogs let loose by careless owners. I saw loads of robins, some chaffinches and blackbirds and various tits. I didn't stay there long as Big Bertha, my Sigma 50-500mm lens, was playing up and I was sulking at having to use the little lens. I have yet to take a decent photo with the big lens but ONE day I will master it! Watch this space.