I notice some of the talking got blown away on the video. It was windy.
The morning started promisingly; clear skies, an almost full moon, and light wind' and the Great Northern Diver.
Making my way round the north lake, there were the usual Coots and Tufted Duck. Quite a few Great Crested Grebes too. I counted eight in one spot, and plenty of others all around the lake.
A Green Woodpecker flew by, and settled in some trees across the river.
Up by the weir, plenty of Wigeon and Gadwall; and good to see the female Goosander still.
No fighting Herons today, a single Sparrowhawk flying overhead, and then a large group of Lapwing circling above.
By now the wind strength was increasing, and the skies were getting darker, as cloud began rolling in from the north.
It wasn't long before a double rainbow appeared, shortly followed by a hefty downpour. A decision; do I carry on round the south lake, or head home?
By the time I got under the road bridge, the rain had slowed down.
I carried on.
Halfway towards the bottom of the south lake, the skies opened again.
A brief deluge, then the sun began to show again. The wind had got stronger though, and had a real bite to it.
I watched a group of Black-headed Gulls on the new wader scrape, then carried on past the rowing club. Five Little Grebe were swimming around, but soon disappeared once I got along the footpath.
Back at the car park, a small group of Siskin sat chattering in the trees.
The bird feeders were busy, and as I went for one last look from under the road bridge, I noticed a pair of Bullfinches in the bushes.
An excellent morning, despite the rain.
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)
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)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk [sp] (Accipiter nisus)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
British Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argenteus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
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)
Eurasian Jackdaw [sp] (Corvus monedula)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus)
British Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula pileata)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 43