In complete contrast to yesterday, the sun shone.
A new visitor to the feeders by the footbridge this morning. Too quick for a picture, but a very handsome, and somewhat noisy Jay.
Around the north lake were plenty of Black-headed Gulls, the Lesser Black-backed enjoying the sun on the boat jetty, along with a Heron and Cormorant, and a few noisy Common Terns squabbling in the air.
A few Mute Swans flying around this morning too. Maybe visitors from another lake, or maybe just disturbed by the boat people out on the water.
A couple of Kingfishers; one by the weir, in the usual place, and another back in the old haunt, by the island, close to the bandstand. Good to see them making a comeback after the harsh winter.
Down at the south lake I spent some time watching the antics of some juvenile Blue Tits,
Blackcaps and various warblers.
One particular warbler stood out from the rest. The size of a Willow Warbler, but a rich sulphur yellow body, and olive green back. Not 100% on the ID of this one, but the second time I've seen it here, and it's got me puzzled.
Another Kingfisher flashed along the river, as I stood on the footbridge chatting to a dog walker. That's four now, that I know of around the lake.
The very far end, by the bird pallets, a couple of Little Grebe, and the two Tufted Duck.
On the way to the car park, a quick look on Cormorant island revealed the Common Gull, and a few Mallards.
An enjoyable walk round the lake.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
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)
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)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
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)
Common Chiffchaff [sp] (Phylloscopus collybita)
Willow Warbler [sp] (Phylloscopus trochilus)
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)
Total species 39