Both are now diving and learning to fish. On this occasion Major was successful; not quite sure what the meal was though.
What is strange, is that Minor still want a lift on Mum's back. It doesn't seem to sit on the parent's back as it normal but drapes itself across the parent's back like a shawl!
Here it is still sitting on the parent; that latter must be finding this quite uncomfortable by now.
OK - today a further check and all is still well. They are still all together as a family with much about the same activity. I really must try to get there earlier in the day than I have been doing of late.
On my way back, the second pair of Grebes (Mr and Mrs Confused) indulged in a bit of head waggling. This pair did build a nest but abandoned it quite quickly. I feel they must be quite young as they don't really seem to know what is expected..
He dived and brought back some weed which it then promptly and deliberately dropped before rejoining his mate
And sadly, the Canada Geese Goslings are reducing in number. Three families seem to have joined forces and in total there were about 10 of them.
Was great to see Damelflies, Dragonflies and one, very newly emerged Banded Demoiselle (which flew off quickly).
Large red damsels were the most prolific.
The Irises are coming out now and this is a great place to stand and watch for Damsels/Dragons and, in particular, banded Demoiselles.