Which for anyone who is reading this blog and hasn't followed the link, are old gravel pits that have been managed back to a natural habitat for many wonderful different kinds of British wildlife.
One of the birds that I have taken a keen interest in that can be seen in the park is the Great Crested Grebe, and as taken from the RSPB website;
A delightfully elegant waterbird with ornate head plumes which led to its being hunted for its feathers, almost leading to its extermination from the UK. They dive to feed and also to escape, preferring this to flying. On land they are clumsy because their feet are placed so far back on their bodies. They have an elaborate courtship display in which they rise out of the water and shake their heads. Very young grebes often ride on their parents' backs.
After what seemed an age one day on a visit I spotted the birds had disappeared, for a day or two I quite a little worried as I thought something had happened as I had not seen the adult birds or any young! That was until about 3 to 4 days later I spotted the the adults in the middle of the pit not to far from the visitor centre with 3 baby Great Crested Grebes, and I am pleased to say seeing them in the last few days them seem to be growing well, and it should to be productive year for these 2 adult Grebes.
So overall unless I find another pair, Milton Country Park have had 2 breading pairs of Great Crested Grebes this year producing 5 chicks to continue the population.