A cold, frosty start to the day, and it must have fuddled my brain. I could have sworn it was Monday.
The Heron was in his usual spot, under the footbridge, near the bandstand, and I almost thought I'd get close.
A Buzzard was a nice surprise, gliding overhead; but he was soon moved on by three Crows. A flash of a Kingfisher, as he flew close to the bank, briefly settled in a tree, and then disappeared on the island.
Up by the weir, a second Kingfisher; and a group of Wigeon and Coots, enjoying the suns rays.
Past the pub, a few Pied Wagtails, Canada Geese, and Mallard; and as I began to eat my apple, a friend appeared.
Obviously telling me to hurry up, and finish.
Down by the railway line, at the south lake, a pair of noisy Jays were in the trees, and a group of Redwing feeding on the berries.
The wader scrape held the usual Black-headed Gulls, and a few Gadwall swimming around.
On past the offices, and up in the trees, a group of Siskin.
Always good to watch these, as they perform their acrobatics in the branches.
A couple of Little Grebe by the rowing club, and more Black-headed Gulls around the town houses. Probably waiting for people with some bread.
A quick look at the feeders, which were busy with Goldfinch and Greenfinch, and a very inquisitive Crow.
Probably thought I had more apples.
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 Buzzard [sp] (Buteo buteo)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
British Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major anglicus)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
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)
British Jay (Garrulus glandarius rufitergum)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
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)
Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus)
Total species 37