Took ages to get light this morning.
And it was windy, and raining. Not very nice.
There was hardly any light until I'd almost walked round the north lake; just in time to get some video of the female Goosander.
After feeding some of the Mallards by the pub, and a couple of Crows, I made my way round the south lake. By the time I'd reached the far end, the rain was getting heavier, but I managed to get some distant video of the Smew, and a couple of Little Grebes.
Tufted Duck, Pochard and Coot were the main birds, and a few Mute Swans flying around. As I passed the rowing club, another 'birder' was making his way to the far end, presumably to see the Smew. I think the rain put him off though; he soon turned, and began walking back.
A quick look at the feeders, before I left, and they were doing a roaring trade, with Goldfinches, Greenfinches, a few Tits, and a single Siskin.
And a last look under the road bridge, and there was the Great Northern Diver, diving in front of the pub.
Don't let a bit of rain put you off.
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)
Smew (Mergellus albellus)
Goosander (Mergus merganser merganser)
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)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
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)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
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 35