Sadly when I arrived on the reserve this morning there was a body floating on the main pond!
I had to wait until the wind blew it to shore before I discovered what it was. There was a Little Grebe feeding on the pond and sadly it looks like it’s partner may have hit the power lines which partly cross the pond.
I have spoken with NationalGrid and they are coming to survey the power lines over the pond with a view to fitting ‘bird diverters’. I think these are the big plastic balls you see on some powerlines. Hopefully this may prevent, or at least reduce. the chance of a bird strike.