Sunday, 17 May 2015

Down by the river side...

Saw a likely looking shillet yesterday as I headed back home and sure enough, tucked away in a tiny depression were these beautifully patterned, camouflaged eggs. There is a second nest upriver and I could see an adult incubating. They must have relaid quickly as only a week or so ago these gravel bars must have been totally submerged, taking all eggs away with it. Watch this space for an update; until then, can you guess who's nest this is?