As I drove into the car park a crane greeted me - a very large crane! This was being used to lift two structures over into the reserve to become part of the two new areas that are being developed. This structure is a sewer pipe (unused I hasten to add) which is being added to the project sponsored by Thames Water.
Once over, it nestled amongst the greenery looking very much more inconspicuous. I understand it will house an exhibition when everything's complete.
and I then came across a family of Little Grebes. Only Mum and Dad were on show and they were busy diving for food for the family.
Further around in a different part of the reserve this young Little Grebe was very much more on display!
Then, just as I was coming back to the visitor centre about to leave, I came across a family of Tufted Ducks. These little ones move at such a rate of knots...
Just managed to grab a shot as it dived - how they stay under the water is amazing - they're so tiny and light!