With apologies to 80's rockers Mötley Crüe.
Just a very quick visit this morning, as I had to be back for a parcel, that's hopefully coming today.
Dark, and drizzly rain greeted me as I pulled into the car park, and in the car headlights, the eyes of the biggest fox I've seen in ages shining back at me.
Or it could have been a bear.
After topping up the feeders, the sensible thing would have been go back home, but I wanted a quick look at the north lake. Withdrawal symptoms I guess.
Not that I could see much in the gloom. A lot of gulls though, on the grass in front of the pub. Mostly Black-headed Gulls, and a couple of larger ones too. I tried to work my way closer to them, but they kept a good hundred yards in front; lifting up in groups and landing further along.
A couple of Herons, a few Wigeon, lots of Coots, and the Great Northern Diver was about the rest of the sightings.
A quick check on the feeders, and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was enjoying the peanuts.
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)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Northern Diver (Gavia immer)
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)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
British Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major anglicus)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 26