Back after a week away, and I come home to a pile of letters, all awaiting urgent attention, and this, attached to the tree with the feeders.
Now it could mean one of two things; a bollocking for feeding the birds; or they're going to donate some bird seed to help out.
I'll ring them tomorrow, but I think I know how the conversation will go.
More importantly though, the birds.
The feeders were all empty, but a few birds were around by the bridge. A few more turned up once the feeders were full.
Around the north lake the bird population consisted mainly of Coots, but a flash of blue, as a Kingfisher made his way across the lake was a welcome sight, and a Heron,
just loafing around.
Around by the pub, a couple of Pied Wagtails, Black-headed Gulls, Cormorants, and quite a few Starlings. And briefly, on the grass,
a Green Woodpecker.
Quite a dull, cloudy morning, but at least the rain had stopped, as I made my way round the south lake.
A few Mute Swans, Great Crested Grebes; and out in the middle of the lake, a dozen or more Lesser Black-backed Gulls, bobbing on the water.
The south end of the lake seemed very quiet, and as I made my way back towards the car park, a Robin was keeping a watchful eye.
An interesting morning.
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)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
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)
Total species 25