Earlier in the day at Carnoustie Golf Links I'd seen the new life expected in late spring, with juvenile Long-tailed Tits, thirteen Mute Swan cygnets and a big hatch of both Common Blue and Blue-tailed Damselflies at all of the water features on the Buddon Course.
At home, I now have around fifty Starlings visiting, House Sparrow chicks begging for food and the first Blackbird chicks hopping around. Unfortunately I also have at least three murderous cats and a Sparrowhawk visiting. I don't mind the Sparrowhawk, that's nature but if people could see the killing their pets perpetrate maybe they'd keep them indoors during the breeding season.
Video of a previous Swan battle at Keptie Pond in 2014 with four birds involved, maybe the same male, click here,