Grey Wagtail Nest – another first for the LLP

Grey Wagtail Brood LLP Implement Shed Cropped [David Ramsden] 240416 (B) (1)The eggs in our first-ever Grey Wagtail nest have now hatched and we have a brood of 5 healthy-looking young in the implement shelter. By chance, the female was off the nest, allowing us to get in close and capture this image.

We discovered the nest with an adult incubating eggs in the implement shelter in Forde Orchard, part of the Trusts Lennon Legacy Project (LLP) on the 13th April and despite works happening on the pond nearby they sat tight and hatched the brood. The adults seem to be taking advantage of all the mud created by the pond works to find food.

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