Cloudy start to the morning, and a few spots of rain.
The group of Crows and Magpies that turn up at the car park, for bread and biscuits in the morning, are now regularly joined by a couple of Mallards. Quite a feeding frenzy for a few minutes, until all the food is gone.
Under the road bridge, a group of the Mallards were waiting for theirs too.
Up towards the footbridge, and the island, four Goosander were flying around, seemingly unable to settle anywhere. Probably due to the boats, that were now up and down the lake. And over on the island, the Kingfisher was sitting in the trees.
At the top end of the lake, I met up with Marilyn, and we watched a group of Goosander for a while. Counting them was quite difficult, because it seemed it was breakfast time, and they were busy diving, and occasionally flying around.
The best guess I think, was four; maybe five.
I carried on towards the south lake, and left Marilyn at the north. I was going to go right round the lake as usual, but my knee is playing up again, so I got to the road bridge, and crossed over, towards the car park.
A quick look at the feeders, and then I made my way home.
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 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)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
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 Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Eurasian Jackdaw [sp] (Corvus monedula)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 31