A very, very quick visit this morning, the same as all this week; the main purpose being to top up the car park bridge with seed. It’s good to see some left each morning; that means with the thaw, the birds are finding natural food again, but the seed helps out.
It’s been very foggy each morning this week, and today was no exception. The ice slowly continues to melt, and the south lake water area gets bigger each day.
Work calls very soon, but before I go I’d like to say thanks to everyone who stops by, and comments. This will be 104th post since I started this blog, back in August, 21st.
A new day and year tomorrow, and no work, so I can really spend some time at the lake tomorrow.
For now, though, thank you to all the wonderful people I’ve met at the lake, through the year, and thank you to everyone who stops by here, at the blog.
I wish you all a very healthy and happy New Year.
Full list of today’s sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Common Goldeneye [sp] (Bucephala clangula)
Goosander (Mergus merganser merganser)
Little Grebe [sp] (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 26