The Micklethwaite moorhens' second brood hatched out on Saturday. Today I set my tripod up opposite the nest, leaving a tub with softened duck food beside it when I went back to the car to get something. Coming back I found the male had come up onto the bank and was checking out the equipment. More to the point, he was checking out the bucket with food. I held back to see what he would do and sure enough he had a peck at the plastic. I didn't have the heart to keep him waiting any longer. It was only when I got home I realised the settings on my camera were all off, I didn't check them before snapping away but I'm managed to recover a couple.