But still managed to see some great birds.
The feeders; or one of them, is taking a real hammering from the squirrel. He seems to be sucking the seed out, almost as fast as I can fill them up.
While I was there, I spotted a Treecreeper, working his way up a couple of trees.
Passing under the road bridge, the fog was so thick, it was impossible to see the pub over on the other side.
I did manage to see one Kingfisher though; and a group of very noisy Canada Geese.
I think there was some argument going on, as to who is going to nest on the island.
Through the fog, I managed to pick out the pair of Oystercatchers; and further along, a small group of Wigeon.
At the top end of the lake, were five Goosander; four males, and a female.
Very little else could be seen until I was at the south lake.
My usual Robin, along with a couple of Chiffchaff calling, but impossible to see in the fog.
There was a Long-tailed Tit though, with a large feather in his beak, flying from tree to tree. My guess is he's building a nest, so I stepped back, and waited. Once I was a comfortable distance away, he made his way to where I think the nest is.
Back at the car park, I rearranged a couple of the feeders, in the hope that it might deter the squirrel; and then I finally caught sight of the elusive Chiffchaff, singing high up in a tree.
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)
Eurasian Oystercatcher [sp] (Haematopus ostralegus)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
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 Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
British Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris britannica)
British Jay (Garrulus glandarius rufitergum)
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 38