Other birds I saw near the pond were coot, moorhen , purple swamphen and a few Gray Wagtails walking around near the water.
Nearby a moorhen was incubating a clutch of eggs.
A moorhen called from inside the reeds and then flew across the pond.
‘New pools are attractive to dragonflies, butterflies and damselflies and should in time attract moorhens , ducks and other water birds, as well as being a peaceful area for staff to enjoy during their breaks,’ he added.
Visitors can also take on one of the seven nature walks to see herons, moorhens and ducks in the wetland areas.
A pair of coots, some moorhens , a little grebe and a single Little Egret rounded out the waterbirds.
On one side of the turkey was a hare cut in pieces; on the other woodcocks, moorhens , or other small wild game.
Local residents have argued that the idea could destroy a quiet riverside environment where lilies grow and moorhens swim.
The moat is large enough to provide living accommodation for the moorhens as well as a number of resident and visiting ducks and, except in a very hot summer, well supplied with water to cater for plenty of aquatic activities.
We ambled by the water passing moorhens , ducks, geese, rabbits and squirrels.