As I got out of the car, I was amazed to see so many Mallards waiting around by the car park. Four pairs! Probably more than what is on the lake.
The feeders have attracted lots of young Great Tits
and Blue Tits, all being busily fed by their parents.
So good to see so many juvenile birds around. I think this year has been a good breeding year for most of the birds.
Over on Cormorant island the Oystercatcher was wandering around, and had a minor confrontation with a female Tufted Duck, that was sitting..........or maybe nesting?
She certainly wasn't going to move.
The Mute Swans were swimming by the pub, with their 7 cygnets, the grass was full of noisy Starlings, and the sky was full of screaming Swifts.
A lovely morning, despite the dull, grey clouds.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Eurasian Oystercatcher [sp] (Haematopus ostralegus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Swift [sp] (Apus apus)
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
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)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Total species 24