A much calmer morning, after yesterday; and even some sunshine.
At the feeders, the rats were scurrying up and down the tree. And certainly getting bolder. One even sat above me on a branch, watching intently while I toped up one of the feeders.
Plenty of Coots all around the lake, a Sparrowhawk flew overhead, and still a few Swallows hanging around catching insects over the water. A good number of Tufted Duck around now too.
There didn't seem to be as many birds about this morning though. Maybe they're still getting over the battering from the wind yesterday.
With the sun, came a few butterflies.
A Small White, I believe.
On round the south lake, and much the same. A quick flash of a Kingfisher as he sped down the river, and a couple of Mute Swans were struggling in places to negotiate the overgrown areas.
Back round by the Cormorant island, the Common Gull was stretching his wings, and made speedy progress across the water.
And at the footbridge; a Robin, sat in the sunlight.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
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)
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)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Eurasian Jackdaw [sp] (Corvus monedula)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Total species 31