Finally got out for a few hours this morning, and went round the lake. A slow walk, but I had to check and see if the Red Crested Pochard were still there.
They were; along with plenty of Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Pochard, and a few Gadwall.
A few groups of migrating Redwing flew overhead, heading west, and a Buzzard circled high, riding the thermals.
Back down below, small flocks of Long Tailed Tits flying through the trees, a group of Goldfinches making their wind chime sounds, and a couple of Bullfinches; always good to see these.
And down at the south lake, 6 Little Grebes, still enjoying the seclusion of their favourite spot, along with a few Coots, and a couple of Herons.
I spent a few minutes photographing a very obliging Grey Wagtail too, until the thunderous feet of jogger scared him off. I did manage a few shots though.
( is anyone else having problems uploading pictures? I keep getting 'server rejected' come up, instead of a picture, when I use the 'insert image' button. Very annoying. )
Full list of today’s sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Little Grebe [sp] (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Buzzard [sp] (Buteo buteo)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Grey Wagtail [sp] (Motacilla cinerea)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Redwing [sp] (Turdus iliacus)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
British Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula pileata)
Total species 33