And like yesterday, the sun came out after they left. Never mind.
The footbridge is continuing to attract plenty of birds,
but no sign of the Brambling today. There were two Black Swans that flew over though, heading north. Probably disturbed by the boat people.
I put another feeder up this morning; this time with sunflower hearts. As soon as I walked away from it, a Blue Tit landed on it, and helped himself to some seed. I think it’s going to be a popular one.
The Mallards were about, by the bridge,
and when I began my walk round the north lake, I was quickly joined by a few more. Fed them; and a couple of Canada Geese that were there too, and I made my escape, to continue my walk round.
I counted 14 Great Crested Grebe in one small area of the lake.
It certainly has a healthy population of these beautiful birds, and further round, another pair were performing the weed dance.
Not so many Wigeon around now, and I only saw one pair of Gadwall at the south lake. Still good numbers of Tufted Duck though.
Around the south lake, the highlights were a couple of Little Grebe, a female Goosander, and Buzzard soaring peacefully overhead; the Crows must have missed him.
Back at the footbridge, a little more seed, and a few pictures, before I left for home.
A good morning
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)
Goosander (Mergus merganser merganser)
Little Grebe [sp] (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
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)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
Bohemian Waxwing [sp] (Bombycilla garrulus)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Redwing [sp] (Turdus iliacus)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
British Jay (Garrulus glandarius rufitergum)
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 37