It'll be autumn before we know it.
The dopey camper has left; maybe he got some stick yesterday.
Quite a few Blackcaps around the footbridge this morning, along with the regular crew of birds. Just the north lake visited today, because I have to put in an appearance at work later.
Common Terns fishing over the lake, and the Oystercatchers hanging around the pub.
The family of Mute Swans, with their 7 cygnets, were cruising across the lake in a line. Looked very majestic. They were heading to the shallows by one of the islands, for their morning wash and brush up.
Spent some time watching a Reed Warbler up by the weir, in the reeds along the river, as he churred his way through the vegetation. No sign of a Kingfisher this morning, but three Cormorants were busily drying their wings on the old boat, used by the nesting Common Terns earlier.
Short visit, but good to get out.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
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)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
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)
Eurasian Reed Warbler [sp] (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Blackcap [sp] (Sylvia atricapilla)
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 Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Total species 28