Just about sums it up this morning.
A very quick, early visit; expecting some parcels any day, and a short video because of the camera batteries.
No sign of the Otter this morning, so after looking at a group of roosting cygnets on the south lake, (last years youngsters), I made my way quickly round the north lake.
The usual warblers about, and I managed to see most of them. Still only two Reed Warblers on the lake, and one Sedge Warbler.
Up by the pub, a female Chaffinch was busily collecting nesting material, and the pair of Oystercatchers were feeding along with a group of Black-headed Gulls.
The south lake still has the single elusive Sedge Warbler. A shame I didn't have more time to search for him.
The Mute Swans that had their eggs stolen, appear to be building a second nest, in great earnest, further along, and well hidden in the reeds. Let's hope they have more success this time.
Strange to see them building it, but then taking a break, and the male going back to sit on the old nest.
Eventually, back at the car park area, a quick look for the Reed Warbler, and then home. A bit like speed birding today.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
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)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
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)
Eurasian Reed Warbler [sp] (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Blackcap [sp] (Sylvia atricapilla)
Common Chiffchaff [sp] (Phylloscopus collybita)
Willow Warbler [sp] (Phylloscopus trochilus)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Rook [sp] (Corvus frugilegus)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 33