An imaginative title, but I’m struggling here a bit lol
I kept mainly round the footbridge this morning, watching the finches feeding; but no sign again of the Brambling. I took a wander up towards the Cormorant island, and managed to see the Common Gull. He looked as though he’d managed a safe night there, but no sign of the Oystercatchers.
A walk round part of the north lake, to see how the Mute Swans were doing with their nest building; and I found one sat on a large nest. All seems well there. A couple of other swans were circling each other, and then some wing flapping, before they parted. I think these were two males sizing each other up.
The Coots were fighting everywhere, it seemed, and Mallards too, were disputing areas and arguing over females. A busy time if you’re a bird.
I made my way back towards the Cormorant island, for another look for the Oystercatchers, and was surprised to see the Common Gull swimming towards me, from the island. He managed a few bits of bread, before swimming off back to the safety of the island.
A quick look at the footbridge for the elusive Brambling again, and then time for home, and work.
Enjoy your day.
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)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
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)
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 27