Dull and cold this morning; and joggers, boats and walkers; and a bit late with this, I fell asleep.
I walked the south lake first; the usual Pochard, Tufted Duck and Black-headed Gulls; and a few boats about too. This tends to keep the birds airborne, and unfortunately using up energy that they need for the cold evenings.
Back at the footbridge, I topped up the seed, then made my way round the south lake.
Four female Goosander were the highlights here.
At the top end, by the weir, quite a few Wigeon, amongst the Tufted Duck and Pochard, and a few Herons, trying to out fish the illegal fishermen wandering the bank.
Back at the bridge, were plenty of Chaffinch, Reed Buntings and Tits; and a group of 8 or 9 Long Tailed Tits raiding the fat ball feeders.
Considering the dull, cold weather though, there were quite a few people about.
I dread to think what summer will bring.
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)
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)
Feral Pigeon (Columba livia 'feral')
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
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)
Rook [sp] (Corvus frugilegus)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 33