The morning started wet.
Very wet. Heavy overnight rain, but the sun pushed it's way through later.
A pair of Mallards were waiting by the car park when I arrived, and they were quickly joined by another pair, once the food came out.
The seed feeders hadn't gone down much since yesterday, so I'm thinking the birds are getting more natural food now.
It was my first full visit this week, so I started off at the north lake.
Common Terns flying around, I counted 5 eventually, and a couple of Black-headed Gulls were with them too.
The Canada and Greylag Geese up by the pub, were proudly showing off their goslings,
and a few families of Coots were about too.
Around the south lake, were more young families; and plenty of warblers.
Reed, Sedge, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow and Chiffchaff, were all in fine voice.
The Blue Tit that has nested in the lifebelt housing, now has some young babies, judging by the noise one of the adults was making as I walked too near the 'nest'.
A beak full of caterpillars was a bit of a giveaway as well.
I didn't hang around to take pictures; I just moved on and left them to it.
A few Swallows skimmed over the water, along with a few Sand Martins, and half a dozen Swifts were screaming overhead.
The boats were out, the joggers were out, and even the sun started to come out.
Time for me to go.
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)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Eurasian Oystercatcher [sp] (Haematopus ostralegus)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Swift [sp] (Apus apus)
British Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major anglicus)
Sand Martin [sp] (Riparia riparia)
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)
Eurasian Reed Warbler [sp] (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Blackcap [sp] (Sylvia atricapilla)
Common Whitethroat [sp] (Sylvia communis)
Common Chiffchaff [sp] (Phylloscopus collybita)
Willow Warbler [sp] (Phylloscopus trochilus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Eurasian Jackdaw [sp] (Corvus monedula)
Rook [sp] (Corvus frugilegus)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
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 40