I've put up another large seed feeder today, and repaired the other that the tree rat had destroyed. That's just over 5kg of sunflower hearts a day they're getting through, on top of all the biscuit, peanuts, mixed seed and fat balls.
The three Oystercatchers were outside the pub this morning, along with the Black-headed Gulls and the Lesser Black-backed Gull. Herons, Starlings, Mallards,
Coots, Cormorants and Mute Swans; that's just in this small area.
Further round, the Greylag and Canada Geese were grazing, more Cormorants fishing, along with Common Tern, and a couple of noisy Green Woodpeckers, as they yaffled their way across the sky.
In the reedbeds some very vocal Reed Warblers, and at the bottom of the south lake, families of Whitethroat and Blackcap
flitting through the trees.
And even the sun put an appearance in.
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 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)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
Eurasian Reed Warbler [sp] (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Blackcap [sp] (Sylvia atricapilla)
Common Whitethroat [sp] (Sylvia communis)
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 Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Total species 32