After spending most of yesterday picking up my new car with Trevor, and driving up and down the motorway in the rain, it was good to get round the lake in some sunshine this morning.
A few juveniles were around by the footbridge, enjoying the early rays.
And as I made my way towards the road bridge, the swans from Cormorant island were out with their five cygnets.
Over by the pub, the two Oystercatchers were busily searching for some breakfast, and a few Common Terns were flying around, and swooping down to the water.
The group of Canada Geese were grazing in their usual spot, on the way towards the dam, and overhead a large number of Swifts flying above the tree tops.
The Common Tern was still sat on her eggs; or maybe a chick or two?
On to the south lake, and a few butterflies flying amongst the wildflowers down by the footbridge, over the river.
Along the edge of the river, a female Mallard was with her lone duckling.
As I reached the palette 'hide', the female Mute Swan was swimming with her two cygnets.
Lovely to see them enjoying the sun, after all this heavy rain.
The real stars of the lake, for me, at the moment.
As I made my way towards the rowing club, a Blackbird was singing in a tree, being warmed by the sun.
Finally, opposite Cormorant island, a couple of House Martins flying overhead, and sat on the edge of the island, a pair of Tufted Duck.
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)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk [sp] (Accipiter nisus)
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)
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)
Mistle Thrush [sp] (Turdus viscivorus)
Eurasian Reed Warbler [sp] (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 34