The briefest of visits today, appointment at the jolly job centre later.
After 45 years working, and paying into a system for people that need some help, I suddenly find myself in the position of having to grovel for some help. It's shit, and I'll probably end up telling them that.
But the birds.
Plenty of Chaffinches on the footbridge, along with Greenfinches, and a Collared Dove. On the feeders, a couple of Great Tits, and some Goldfinches.
I made my way under the road bridge, and from there I could see a few Black-headed Gulls flying around, lots of Mallards, Coots and Great Crested Grebes. No sign of any Herons though.
Back on the footbridge, a Little Egret flew overhead, and a pair of Mallards picking up the fallen seed.
Then, time to exit.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Little Egret [sp] (Egretta garzetta)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
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 Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Total species 16