A misty start, that soon gave way to some glorious sunshine in a clear blue sky.
The squirrel proof feeder seems to be doing the trick now; thankfully.
Working my way round the north lake first, I quickly caught up with the Great Northern Diver, fishing in his usual place. It wasn't long before he disappeared though; moving out into the main part of the lake.
A couple of Crows were busily probing the muddy edge, looking for some tasty treats.
Grey and Pied Wagtails were on the newly uncovered stony edge to the lake, and try as I might, I couldn't manage a picture of both in the same frame unfortunately.
Up by the steps, I caught up with the diver again, out in the main part of the lake; but he soon went back to his usual spot once the boats got out.
Hopefully they won't scare him off over the weekend, with their noisy tooing and frowing.
By the weir, the usual crowd of Wigeon, Gadwall and Coot; and a Kingfisher flying across the lake.
A lone Lapwing flew slowly overhead, then turned, and flew back.
Round the south lake, at the far end, the new wader scrape is still host to numerous Black-headed Gulls, and the odd Common Gull.
I noticed four Little Grebes swimming around too, but always too far away for pictures.
Past the rowing club, and back towards the car park.
Just in front of Cormorant island, a Great Black-backed Gull took to the air, disturbed by the boats.
Arty? Or farty?
A couple of male Mallards were having an argument,
which gave me an excuse to try more arty farty shots.
A quick check on the feeders, and things were quite busy with Goldfinch and Greenfinch.
In the shallow area of the water, a Siskin was bathing alongside a couple of Goldfinch.
A long walk round this morning, stopping to talk to lots of people; but very enjoyable in the spring like sunshine.
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)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Northern Diver (Gavia immer)
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)
Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
British Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argenteus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Grey Wagtail [sp] (Motacilla cinerea)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
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)
Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 41