and Bullfinch 4.
Despite the early cloud, making it very dull, and the couple of rain showers, it was another excellent morning.
The Song Thrush was singing heartily, accompanied by a Robin; and a noisy group of Magpies and Crows, made short work of the biscuits and bread I left, by the car park. They were soon joined by a group of Mallards too, that seem to have latched onto the idea there is food around in the mornings.
The north lake had a pair of Goosander at the top end, along with the Gadwall and Wigeon; and a lot of flying activity by the Canada Geese.
I found a group grazing, as I made my way towards the pub, and noticed amongst them, one poor soul with a very deformed foot.
After looking at some pictures I took, it looks like he has some fishing line wrapped round his leg.
I can only imagine the pain he must have been in; and maybe still is.
Onto the south lake, and a few showers, but thankfully didn't last too long.
The Crows were there, and a few boats going up and down too.
At the far end, Little Grebes, and another pair of Goosander.
By the offices, half a dozen Siskin kept me engrossed for a while, as they searched the trees for food.
Past the rowing club, and soon back at the car park.
A Treecreeper was playing hard to get, but I managed a couple of not so good pictures.
In the surrounding bushes were a small group of Bullfinches,
and the usual finches and tits on the feeders.
A lovely mornings visit.............and now the sun is shining.
I see YouTube has got its new face lift now, and one of the 'tabs' is named 'Copyright'.
Three of my videos infringed copyright apparently. The reason given, was music content, or something. Of course it would be helpful if they'd said what the 'music' was.
I filled in the online appeal form, stating the only music content was bird song, which to the best of my knowledge, isn't copyright.
Hmmm, Google own the tube, and Blogger don't they? Rapidly becoming my most unfavourite organisation at the moment.
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)
Goosander (Mergus merganser merganser)
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)
Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Grey Wagtail [sp] (Motacilla cinerea)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
Redwing [sp] (Turdus iliacus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
British Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris britannica)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
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)
British Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula pileata)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 37