A sunny morning as November makes its faltering steps into the year.
Plenty of leaves fallen from the trees now, as most of them take on their autumn colours.
No sign of the Little Egrets on the island this morning, but a large gull roost on the south lake. Mostly Black-headed Gulls, but a few Lesser Black-backed.
I walked the south lake first, but no sign of the Siskins from yesterday, or the Shoveler. Plenty of Coots however, and a flock of Long Tailed Tits, noisily flitting through some trees.
The Little Grebe were in their usual place, at the far end, and good numbers of Great Crested Grebe all around the lake.
A group of Crows were following me along the path, as I made my way towards the north lake, and for their persistence they got an apple.
By the pub, a pair of Swans were getting very amorous.
A shame I was in the wrong position to capture the full heart shape. Another time, maybe.
A Kingfisher was being its usual awkward self for a picture, but a few Herons around the lake edges were more co-operative.
At the top end, by the weir, amongst the Coots, were a few Wigeon.
At least they were helpful too.
Making my way back towards the car park, a single Gadwall was passing under the bridge, by the bandstand. Probably more, but he was the only one I could see. And no sign of the Red Crested Pochard today either.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
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)
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)
Redwing [sp] (Turdus iliacus)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
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 34