This morning I stopped off at the car park bridge on the way to a meeting at work, and topped up the seed. All through the meeting, I was gazing out the window, watching the sun. If only I was at the lake…………….
Meeting over, and I left just after 2 p.m. Sun still shining.
I stopped off at home, let Jim out, and then made my way back to the lake. This was going to be a quick visit, just around the car park bridge. I topped up the seed, and noticed a red bag, next to the fat ball feeder I’ve hung in a tree.
Someone had left a bag of seed hanging for the birds. Nice one!
It wasn’t long before the birds began to come down for the seed on the bridge; and even better, the sun was shining.
A quick glance across the south lake, revealed a female Goosander, and an equally quick glance under the road bridge, revealed a few Mallard, Tufted Duck and Coot.
Not a bad afternoon visit, even if only for just over an hour.
Full list of today’s sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
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 Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
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)
British Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula pileata)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 30