Female Gadwall with young. According to the Birds of Beddington (2010) the last breeding record at the farmlands was in 2004.
Female Gadwall fighting off a juvenile gull (Yellow-legged?) trying to attack the chicks
Tufted Ducks- the first couple of broods have appeared. A few interesting bugs at the farmlands recently:
Volucella inanis- if I'm not mistaken. Looked smaller than Volucella zonaria (Hornet Hoverfly) with more black at the tip of the abdomen