Brief visit, because a shopping expedition was required.
The Song Thrush was in fine voice this morning, doing his best to drown out the noisy traffic; and almost succeeding. At least it sounded better.
As it slowly got lighter, I'd hoped to see a bit more of the gull roost, but unfortunately most of them leave in the awkward moment for pictures, between dark, and not so dark. Maybe I need a night vision camera.
I was hoping to see the Goosander again, this morning, after seeing seven of them on the south lake yesterday. I wasn't completely disappointed, there were two; a male and female. After spooking the female, who was right by the edge as I filmed the male, they both flew off northwards.
I found both of them later by Cormorant island, so thankfully they didn't go far.
A Little Grebe was swimming around at the far end of the lake, and a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers were high in the trees.
Passing the rowing club, a Grey Wagtail was along the footpath, and further along, a pair of Pied Wagtails.
Three Pochard were swimming in the arc, by the town houses. First ones I've seen here for a while, and at least a dozen Great Crested Grebes by the island.
Quick look at the feeders had a group of Mallard picking up the fallen seed, along with a couple of Moorhen; and then shopping.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
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 Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
British Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major anglicus)
Grey Wagtail [sp] (Motacilla cinerea)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
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)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
British Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula pileata)
Total species 29