Jim’s not his usual self this morning, so a very quick visit, till I could get him to the vet.
Fed the Mallards and the Crows under the road bridge, put some seed on the car park bridge, and then walked down to the bottom of the south lake.
The sunrise was quite a good one again, and I watched a Buzzard for a while, until it got lighter, and then made my way back towards the car.
By the rowing club, the ducks are quite spread out now, but I managed to pick out the Black Swan easily. Plenty of Mallard, Tufted Duck, a few Wigeon, and Mute Swans.
Brief glimpses of a pair of Goldeneye, and Little Grebe; they seem to constantly dive.
Back at the car park bridge, most of the seed had been eaten. I’ll have to start bringing 2 bags every day at this rate.
The usual tits and finches, and some Reed Buntings.
Then back home.
Latest on Jim……..he has a pain in his stomach area, so an x-ray, (showed nothing), pain killer injection, (doesn’t seem to have worked yet), and some blood tests. I’ll get the results while I’m at work, about 4 p.m.
Full list of today’s sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
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)
Common Goldeneye [sp] (Bucephala clangula)
Little Grebe [sp] (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Common Buzzard [sp] (Buteo buteo)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
British Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argenteus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
Redwing [sp] (Turdus iliacus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 34