That usually means rain, and crowds.
It started sunny, but soon clouded over. The crowds were represented by the joggers and boat people. Not that many, but enough.
An overhead Sparrowhawk, being chased by a bunch of Magpies was an early sighting. These raptors certainly get a hard time from the Crow family; you gotta feel sorry for them.
A rather sleepy looking juvenile Wood Pigeon sat in the bushes, amongst the red berries, not really bothered by presence.
The brief appearance by the sun picked out some toadstools growing under a group of trees.
Great Crested Grebes were out in force, along with Black-headed Gulls. No sign of any Common Tern this morning though.
A few Swallows were hunting insects over the grass at the top end of the north lake, and I was surprised to see a group of Swifts and House Martins over the south lake. It's been a while since I've seen these.
At the far end of the south lake, along with the Tufted Duck, a new arrival........a lone Gadwall. I think it won't be long before the first Pochard and Wigeon begin to make an appearance. Hello winter/autumn.
The boat people were soon out, along with some joggers and cyclists. To be expected I guess, on a Bank Holiday weekend.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Little Grebe [sp] (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk [sp] (Accipiter nisus)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Feral Pigeon (Columba livia 'feral')
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Swift [sp] (Apus apus)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
House Martin [sp] (Delichon urbicum)
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)
Common Whitethroat [sp] (Sylvia communis)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
British Jay (Garrulus glandarius rufitergum)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Eurasian Jackdaw [sp] (Corvus monedula)
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)
British Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula pileata)
Total species 41