It's that time of year when the bulls are put out on to the reserve for their annual couple of months of lustful enjoyment. Two were put out with the cows and their calves over the weekend and are now happily doing what they're supposed to be doing, or they were while I was there and the one below didn't seem to be happy at being watched.
More new additions to the reserve are this brood of seven Mute Swan cygnets.
And the Greylag Geese continue to hatch more goslings, we have around fifty now, look at the difference in size between these...
....and some of the earlier ones.
The water lilies in one ditch are in full leaf
and beginning to flower.
I often like to photograph flowers that we tend to overlook as ordinary or not spectacular. White Clover has a lovely flower structure when seen up close.
This tiny flower grows in dry, ex-muddy areas on the reserve and I believe is either Lesser or Greater Sea Spurrey.
And lastly, Meadow Vetchling.