Inspirational title, but .......
A dull, cloudy start this morning, but the birds soon brightened things up.
All the regulars were at least heard, if not all seen. Quite the dawn chorus at the moment.
All the swans and their respective offspring seem to be doing well. The only ones I couldn't see were at the far end of the south lake. She's still sitting on the nest, and on any of the cygnets.
The Mallard on the north lake, who had twelve ducklings originally, has finally settled on the number four now. They all look healthy, and hopefully they will all continue to grow fit and strong.
Round by the pub, there were plenty of goslings, in various stages of development. From small, to almost as big as their parents. It seems nature has finally caught up after the bad weather.
Still no sign of the Robin on the south lake, but the food I leave each day has always gone. Maybe it's the Crow.
The tree of caterpillars now has them slowly hatching out, and breaking free from the protective silky web. It won't be long before the leaves are stripped from the trees, and they begin to transform into the white moths.
Past the rowing club, and lots of Swifts, Swallows and House Martins in the air, and scooping up the insects above the water. Good to see the Oystercatcher is still around too.
Another great visit.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Eurasian Oystercatcher [sp] (Haematopus ostralegus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Swift [sp] (Apus apus)
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
House Martin [sp] (Delichon urbicum)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
Eurasian Reed Warbler [sp] (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Blackcap [sp] (Sylvia atricapilla)
Common Whitethroat [sp] (Sylvia communis)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Eurasian Jackdaw [sp] (Corvus monedula)
Rook [sp] (Corvus frugilegus)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 34