They fly low over my garden and the surrounding area on the look out for food, sometimes being mobbed by the local Herring Gulls of which there is a large flock.
To see them close up and the wonderful colours of their plumage is a real treat.
Of course I see them regularly at Moor Green and other parts of Berkshire, but seeing them over the house and garden is something special.
Their reintroduction into the UK has been an outstanding success story and long may it continue.
The Mediterranean Gulls at Tern Island, Moor Green, so far haven't produced any chicks. This isn't to say that they aren't there, because the vegetation on the island has grown up and hides small chicks from view. If they are there and they survive, then we should see them when they begin to venture away from the nest.
The Shelduck pair have been successful with eight ducklings seen towards the end of June, as have the Common Tern pair with two chicks. Black headed Gulls have again bred well with Tern and Plover Island supporting a great many offspring.
On the 27th, I at long last saw a good sized flock of approximately thirty Swifts feeding intently low down around East Fen at Moor Green, it was a superb sight to see of my favourite bird.