1 year old, and I should have done something special for the occasion.
Never mind, here's the first picture I posted on here.
Kinda fitting I think.
I've met quite a few very nice people over the last year I've walked round here; some I stop to chat to, and others we nod in passing. Dog walkers, joggers, cyclists, other birders and photographers; and even a couple of boat people.
Ok, so today.
It started a bit dull, but the sun gradually struggled to push through the cloud.
The usual birds around today, and the Common Gull still over on the island.
The footbridge soon got busy, and the first visitor I saw there was the Great Spotted Woodpecker, as he flew away from the fat balls.
A brisk walk round the north lake, and quite a few fishermen out today.
I spent quite a bit of time taking some macros of plants, and very little of the birds this morning.
Here's a Blackbird I did manage to get though
The south lake had a few Common Terns flying around, lots of Canada Geese coming in from the fields, and a single Tufted Duck right at the far end. First one I've seen for some time. I guess winter is not far away.
And plenty of plants and flowers, which took up the bulk of the picture taking with the macro.
I'll finish with one of those annoying sticky things, that cling to your clothes in the latter part of the year. Can't for the life of me think what they're called though.
A not a very exciting post or video today. I'll try harder next time; but for now, a celebration drink.
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)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Kestrel [sp] (Falco tinnunculus)
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)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
British Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major anglicus)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
Blackcap [sp] (Sylvia atricapilla)
Common Whitethroat [sp] (Sylvia communis)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
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 35