A dull, miserable morning, cold and rain. Not very good.
I kept more round the car park bridge again this morning; leaving some seed, and I’ve hung up a fat ball feeder in one of the trees too. It’ll be interesting to see what that attracts.
My Crows were out for their morning feed, and so were the Mallards. I stood by the edge of the lake, in the half light of morning, and I was suddenly surrounded. They’ve certainly got used to my visits.
A great deal of the north lake has now thawed; and I guess the south lake too. The ducks and geese are really spread out now, but I managed to pick out a few through the binoculars.
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)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
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)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Hooded Crow [sp] (Corvus cornix)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
Total species 24