……and wet weather.
A brief visit this morning, just taking in the north lake. I had to get back for the computer doctor.
No video today, it takes so long to do on this trusty laptop, and I have work soon, so the writing will have to do today. And a couple of pictures from yesterday.
One of the many Blackbirds that are at the footbridge in the mornings. These seem to be the first visitors, followed by the Chaffinch and Tits.
From what I could see of the south lake, it all appears to have thawed out; and most of the north lake too. Still some areas frozen, but the bulk has thawed. The sun yesterday, and the rain today has helped.
It must be getting closer to spring. A pair of Mallards thought so. The rest saw me wandering around, and came over for some food. It was good to hear three different Song Thrush singing from the trees, and lots of Long Tailed Tits, sweeping through the branches. The Heron was in his usual spot, under one of the foot bridges, and another up by the weir.
a big group of Wigeon were out on the grass feeding, in their usual spot too. Haven’t sorted the pictures for today yet though.
Back home, the computer doctor came, pronounced the bad news, and took the patient away, to have a new hard drive fitted; and operating system, etc. etc.
He might be able to recover some of the data, for a price, so it looks like I’m back on toast again.
And it’s raining.
Full list of today’s sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
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)
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)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
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)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 28