I know it's the weekend, but......
After topping up the feeders, I began to make my way round the north lake.
As I stood gazing into the mist, I was suddenly aware That I had company.
The pair of Mallards were patiently waiting to be fed, so I had to make my way back to the car, to get some seed.
Yea, mad, I know.
A Grey Wagtail was searching for insects along the edge of the water, under the road bridge, as I returned; but no sign of the Mallards. Maybe they got fed up waiting.
Quite a few Cormorants are beginning to fish the lake now, which must be upsetting for the fishermen. Shame.
A bit misty this morning too.
A nice surprise was to see a pair of Gadwall swimming up by the area past the bandstand; but they soon moved on when a fuzzy faced man in a canoe appeared, and started putting everything up in the air.
Further up at the top end, by the dam, he continued his journey up towards the arm that goes behind the pub.
By now the regular rowers were out too, so the birds had nowhere 'quiet' to go to.
At the top end, past the weir and on the grass, the Canada Geese had sought refuge from the disturbance; eventually deciding to go elsewhere.
I had the same idea too, but not before the pair of Mallards found me, and got some seed.
Maybe tomorrow won't be so busy.
Full list of today's sightings
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
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)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Grey Wagtail [sp] (Motacilla cinerea)
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)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
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 Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
Total species 29