My weekly visit to Hartsholme lat week, was eventful as there were some animals that I has not seen before make themselves visible to me. More of that later, at the usual starting point I could see Grey Herons flying about, they seem to be building (maintaining?) nests:
I started to make my way to the Coots nest on the other side of the lake, on my way a met a young woman who asked me if I’d seen the Terrapins? I was surprised by the question, and she kindly showed me where they were.
There were a total of 3 and they seemed to be sunning themselves. Here are two together, the one at the font is eating some fauna and you can just see behind him (in front of the duck) is a smaller Terrapin:
After watching the Terrapins for a while (they aren’t what I would call active), I went back to the Coots nest and was surprised to see that 3 of the chicks (who had grown quite a bit) were in the nest: