Just a bit.
Very few birds about this morning, and just a quick visit, because I wanted to get back to ring Dawn from the Parks Trust.
Just the north lake visited this morning, and lots of Coots about. More than anything else I would guess.
A fleeting glimpse of a Sparrowhawk, and that was probably the highlight of the morning.
I rang Dawn, and the problem seems to be the rats.
Some complaints from members of the public about the rats; not the rubbish, the illegal fishing, the dog crap, the burnt tables from barbecues...............no, a few rats seems the cause for concern from a few members of the public.
So, I'm meeting Dawn this afternoon, at 2:30, by the feeders, to discus the rats.
We'll see what happens.
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)
Feral Pigeon (Columba livia 'feral')
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
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)
Total species 21