A much better morning today; well, it was dull, but it wasn't windy.
The feeders still looked pretty full, so it didn't take long to top them up.
A pair of Mallards were at the car park when I got there, and quickly ate the digestive biscuits; much to the dismay of the Crows and Magpies.
I caught a glimpse of one of the Kingfishers as he made his way across the north lake, and seven Tufted Duck are now at the top end. A large gathering of Coot and Black-headed Gulls, the Canada Geese grazing in the fields, and the trees donning their autumn coats...........winter definitely on its way.
At the far end of the south lake, a lone Pochard was swimming around with another Tufted Duck, and as I got to Cormorant island, a Little Egret was sat in the trees.
The sun made a brief appearance when I got to the car park, but soon disappeared.
At the footbridge, a Chiffchaff was searching for insects in the bushes,
and at the feeders.........rats!
About half a dozen, eating the seed that has spilled, and climbing the tree.
As I left, the lone Little Egret had been joined by another; and a Grey Heron.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Little Egret [sp] (Egretta garzetta)
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)
Feral Pigeon (Columba livia 'feral')
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
House Martin [sp] (Delichon urbicum)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Common Chiffchaff [sp] (Phylloscopus collybita)
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 Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Total species 31