Dull, cloudy morning, and then rain.
I was a bit late getting to the lake this morning, and by the time I did get there, it was as light as it was going to get. Fed the Crows, and put some seed on the bridge, then made a slow walk round the north lake.
No sign of the Bittern today; in fact no sign of very much at all. A fairly quiet morning, but I guess the rain didn’t help much.
I stopped to talk to a few people as I made my way round, and fed the Mallards near the pub, and then made my way back to the car park.
I had an idea of going to another lake, just up the road, but after topping up the seed on the bridge again, it started to rain quite heavy, so I decided to leave, and go home.
The foot bridge has become quite an attraction now, with the smaller birds; and the Crows. I counted 15 Chaffinch at one point. There may have been more, but they kept on the move. Good to see so many though.
Wet Wednesday 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)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk [sp] (Accipiter nisus)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
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)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 32