I almost didn't bother with a post today; but felt it was worth it; maybe.
A pretty dull morning, but after filling the feeders, I walked the north lake.
First up were the Mallards. Great to see them fly across the lake, in anticipation of some food. How could I let them down?
As I carried on round the lake, I heard the sound of a Kingfisher. I guessed where he might be; and I was in luck. Sat in a tree by the edge of the lake, with a fish for breakfast.
Autumn is really kicking in now, with leaves turning gold; and dropping.
Our clocks go back this weekend; that'll really bring the seasons home.
Further round the north lake, I found three pairs of Wigeon at the top end, along with a group of Cormorants drying their wings after a fishing trip.
Around by the pub, a Green Woodpecker was just being ........ a Green Woodpecker; looking for ants, and possible threats.
I was soon back by the car park; things to do this morning, but not before seeing a fine looking Blackcap,
a couple of Redwings, and a large flock of Fieldfare flying overhead, heading north.
A good morning.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
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)
Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
Redwing [sp] (Turdus iliacus)
Blackcap [sp] (Sylvia atricapilla)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Eurasian Jackdaw [sp] (Corvus monedula)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Total species 27