Since I've been working solid for the last few days, I've not been able to get round the lake as I'd like to have done. But I have stopped off to do the feeders, and put some seed out, before going in to work each day; and I've had the video camera in my pocket.
Some days I did a quick bit of film; some days I had no time.
So, rather late in the day, a compilation of the last few mornings, and a list from this morning.
Highlights have been the numerous Swifts feeding over the tree tops most mornings, the Crows and Magpies, that seem to be waiting for my arrival, all the juveniles around and feeding on the feeders,
the Common Gull, still hanging in there, the Oystercatchers, and for today; the tiny mouse.
All this from the area by the car park. Amazing.
That's why I love this place so much.
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)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
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)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
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)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Total species 24