Sunday, 24 July 2016


It's been a good year for new breeding species on Branton Ponds, first off the mark were a pair of Grey Herons who managed to rear 3 chicks who like all unruly youngsters seem to be reluctant to leave the family home. Next was a pair of Gadwall, regulars on the ponds but have never shown any sign of breeding until this year. The final proud parents were the Great Crested Grebes who have tried for several years to produce offspring and have finally succeeded after many failed attempts, it just proves that effort and hard work always pays off.