A cloudy start, but the sun soon put in an appearnce.
I found one Little Egret, over on Cormorant island this morning; maybe the rest had left earlier, or were better hidden.
I re-sited some of the feeders this morning. Trevor's idea seemed pretty good yesterday, so I took a few of them down to some bushes well away from the path, and near an arm of water that comes off the lake. Not sure if it's the spot Trevor had in mind, but it seemed OK. A few birds soon found them.
I just walked the north lake this morning; still got loads to do at home, but I'm not really in the mood for it all.
A nice little sign in one of the gardens made me smile.
Probably not intended for me, or most of the other people that pass by; but I could of done with a coffee.
A single Swallow was flying overhead; first one way, then the other, before eventually heading in a southerly direction.
Quite a few Coots gradually increasing their numbers, along with some Tufted Duck and the Canada Geese.
And at the jetty, near the pub, a few Cormorants busily drying their wings.
I managed to capture one that flew in their way too.
And as I got back to the footbridge, it was good to see some Reed Buntings coming back, to take advantage of the seed.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
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)
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)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
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)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 33