A dull, cloudy morning; but the birds were still singing.
The Song Thrush by the footbridge was in good voice, as was the Robin close by.
A big group of Magpies were quite vocal too, chattering away.
I made my way round the north lake, intending to do the whole lake, but half way round, my knee was giving me some pain.
I get arthritis in it at times; and this was one of them.
I hate the whole thing about getting old.
A few Mute Swans were busily flying around, as were the Canada and Greylag Geese.
Plenty of Wigeon and Gadwall at the top end of the lake; but no sign of a Kingfisher today.
Down past the pub, and a small group of Black-headed Gulls were sitting on the boat jetty, along with some Cormorants, drying their wings, ready for the next bout of fishing.
A couple of Pied Wagtails were skipping over the grass, and up in the trees, a big group of Wood Pigeon.
I crossed the lake at the road bridge, and made my way down the steps, towards the car park.
A nice sight was a Treecreeper, briefly working his way up the trunk of a tree, before he flew off.
He takes the years bird total so far, for here, to 59.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
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)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
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)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
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)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 32