(a lot of pictures today; sorry for the overload)
Another misty start to the day; but no frost.
I couldn't see any winter thrushes this morning, but the winter ducks are building up their numbers. Despite the best efforts of the boat people putting the birds in the air,
there are still good numbers of Coot, Tufted Duck, Wigeon and Wigeon.
And at the far end of the south lake, half a dozen Little Grebe swimming around.
But back to the north lake, first. A Kingfisher flashed by his usual spot, and a few Herons flying or fishing, when they weren't disturbed.
A Jay gave me the chance for a distant flight shot.
I could get better with this.
On the south lake, a lovely Grey Wagtail flew in, and briefly posed for a few pictures in the sunlight.
Still no sign of the Common Gull on Cormorant island, but a few Cormorants on there, and using the boat peoples buoys to dry their wings.
And at the feeders, a Crow was overlooking everything,
and a rat was doing his best to look 'cute'.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Little Grebe [sp] (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
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)
Feral Pigeon (Columba livia 'feral')
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
British Jay (Garrulus glandarius rufitergum)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Eurasian Jackdaw [sp] (Corvus monedula)
Rook [sp] (Corvus frugilegus)
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 35