Another sunny day. It seems summer has finally arrived.
First bird this morning was a juvenile Green Woodpecker, strutting around the car park. A very quick bit of video, before he decided to take off. Unfortunately the camera was in the boot, so no pictures.
As the sun came up, there was some beautiful light.
This doesn't really do justice to the lovely light first thing.
Plenty of birds singing in the morning, and even a pair of Great Crested Grebes renewing their love, with some head waggling.
Up at the boat, at the top end of the north lake, the stars for today.
Two Common Tern chicks. The two parents were busily protecting them, while they enjoyed some morning sun. I hope these little ones make it. I suspect it's going to be tough though, as one of the adults is already chasing off any Lesser Black-backed Gulls that stray too close.
On to the south lake, and Reed Warbler was singing his little song, out in the open.
Difficult to get a picture with some detail though, as I was shooting into the sun.
The young cygnets were all out with their respective parents, along with the boats, and the naughty fishermen that don't know where they can fish; or claim to not understand when you tell them.
Finally back at Cormorant island, a Little Egret was sunning himself.
Another enjoyable visit.
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)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Little Egret [sp] (Egretta garzetta)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Eurasian Hobby [sp] (Falco subbuteo)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Feral Pigeon (Columba livia 'feral')
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
Common Swift [sp] (Apus apus)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
House Martin [sp] (Delichon urbicum)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Eurasian Reed Warbler [sp] (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Blackcap [sp] (Sylvia atricapilla)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
British Jay (Garrulus glandarius rufitergum)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Eurasian Jackdaw [sp] (Corvus monedula)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 38