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Sometimes the picture doesn't have to be perfect; it's the captured moment that counts. - me

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Back with the regulars

A visit yesterday; but no post. Went to visit my mum instead.

And just a quick visit this morning.

Quickly made my way round to where the Kingfishers are, and it seems as though another hole is being excavated.

Very few birds at the top end of the lake, apart from a vocal Chiffchaff, and once I'd reached the pub, over on the side I'd just come from, were the pair of Oystercatchers.

Crossing over the lake on the noisy road bridge, I could see four Goosanders swimming close to the edge, by the reeds; and back at the feeders, just a couple of Mallard collecting the fallen seed.

Short post today; lots to catch up on.

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)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
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)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
Common Chiffchaff [sp] (Phylloscopus collybita)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Rook [sp] (Corvus frugilegus)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)

Total species  31


  1. The sweet grebes remind me of spring flowers all fluffed open..

    SO more cygnants to watch grow up cool!!Great walk around!

  2. Thanks Sondra. The thoughts of spring have really kicked in with the birds here. :-)

  3. Lovely to see all the Blackthorn blossom around the lake Keith, it's definitely looking more Springlike now and with the Chiffchaff too things are really moving on :-)

  4. Thanks Jan. Yea, a great time of the year.