Another walk around Radipole Lake Reserve, Weymouth revealed some butterfly activity as the temperature is a little warmer now.
A distant shot between the reeds of my first Reed Warbler of the year.
I heard several singing amongst the reeds around the reserve.
Much frantic Shoveler Duck activity was observed on the large lake.
Males and females were flying around landing and taking off again.
Males would then chase each other around and around.
I don't believe they actually peck each other with those massive beaks.
Mute Swans were also chasing each about in territorial disputes,
which is their main activity at the moment.
More Shoveler Duck activity.
Another colourful duck, the Shelduck.
This pair were bathing and preening.
Radipole has usually one or two Shelduck around the reserve.