And not a Deep Purple song to be heard either.
A very quiet morning on the north lake; not many water birds around at all.
A few Herons, Swans and Wigeon, along with lots of Coots; and that was about it.
At the footbridge, plenty of Chaffinch taking the seed, and good to see some Reed Buntings again.
The highlight this morning though, was watching two Crows escorting a Sparrowhawk, high in the sky, away from the lake area. As all this was going on, a flock of Starlings were heading towards them. Suddenly a quick detour, as they back tracked away from possible trouble.
I doubt the Sparrowhawk could have done anything at the time though, he was more concerned by being mobbed by the unwelcome pair of Crows; but it was fascinating to watch the events unfold in the skies.
Quite a large group of Black-headed Gulls on the jetty, by the pub, along with the usual Lesser Black-backed Gull; and a few Starlings sitting on the sails of the pubs windmill.
Back at the feeders, it was interesting to see how much seed the birds had got through in just 90 minutes. Half a dozen Goldfinch and Greenfinch, all jockeying for position on the feeder.
Hopefully they'll find the new ones at the new area soon, before the squirrel takes it all.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
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)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Feral Pigeon (Columba livia 'feral')
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
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)
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)
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 32