Some days it is a real effort to get up and join the human race again.
One day I might put some thoughts to paper, but for now, just a quick visit to the lake today. A dull, cloudy morning, that soon turned to rain.
I just walked the north lake.
The main highlight was seeing two female Goosander, and a Shoveler.
The usual crew were assembled on the water, as I made my way round; Coots, Wigeon, Pochard, Gadwall and Mallard. The Crows were following my movements too, and enjoying the apple I left for them.
At the car park bridge, it was interesting to note the first lot of seed went in an hour.
Plenty of Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Greenfinch and Reed Bunting. A small flock of Goldfinch came down into the bushes, and a few Long Tailed Tits were enjoying the fat balls by the bridge.
Tomorrow’s another day.
Friday 14th from holdingmoments on Vimeo.
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)
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Goosander (Mergus merganser merganser)
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 Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
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)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
British Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula pileata)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 30