First visit for a couple of day; myself and Trevor have been chasing butterflies, birds and dragons.
Three Little Egrets at their roost when I arrived this morning, and the gull roost is getting steadily bigger.
Down at the feeders, the Mallard family arrived for breakfast, and around the car park and footbridge, it was very busy, with lots of juveniles flying about, and flitting through the bushes.
On round the north lake, and all the regulars; but no sign of Gordon Gadwall this morning. Perhaps he's moved on.
A new arrival in the last couple of days though, is Willy Wigeon.
A lone male, swimming at the top end of the lake.
After completing the north lake, I quickly shot off to the supermarket, before it got too busy. Essential supplies needed ................. petrol, pizza, and whisky.
When I arrived back at the south lake, the sun was beginning to shine through the cloud.
No sign of Peter Pochard again; perhaps he's gone off too, but the Mute Swan family of one were there, and a Tommy Tufted was having a wash and brush up.
Maybe that should be Teresa. It was a female.
As I got back near the car park, a single Little Egret was sat in the trees, over on Cormorant island.
An enjoyable morning.
If the sun is shining where you are, don't forget to put some water out for the birds. They always need a drink or bath.
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)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Little Egret [sp] (Egretta garzetta)
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 Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Feral Pigeon (Columba livia 'feral')
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Blackcap [sp] (Sylvia atricapilla)
Common Chiffchaff [sp] (Phylloscopus collybita)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
Total species 28