A quick visit to see if the Brambling was about, but I didn’t see it.
Didn’t see much of anything really, it was quite foggy again. I kept around the footbridge, and the seed feeders, and the usual birds were there. Even the Mallards were still chasing each other around.
I’ve had a delivery of nyger seed, so I could top up that feeder, and hopefully more birds will get a chance on the sunflower seed now.
A new bird spotted at the feeders this morning, was a House Sparrow, along with the regular finches.
The pair of Oystercatchers were on the Cormorant island, and also I was surprised to see another bird there.
Four weeks ago, (22nd February), I saw and filmed a Common Gull at the far end of the south lake, with a broken wing. He could only swim in the water, and at the time I didn’t think he would survive for too long. Well, to my surprise, there he was walking around on the Cormorant island. Seems he’s managing to find food some how, to have survived this long.
I hope he can spend his days in peace on the island
Full list of today’s sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Eurasian Oystercatcher [sp] (Haematopus ostralegus)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
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)
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)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 25