First post for a while, even though I've been round the lake a couple of times since my last post.
The morning started with drizzly rain and dull cloud. Thankfully the rain soon stopped once I'd topped up the feeders.
Quite a few Redwings about in the bushes by the car park, along with a few Blackbirds and a couple of Song Thrushes.
I just did the north lake, and I was soon met by a group of Mallards under the road bridge. In the trees a group of Long Tailed Tits were making their way searching for insects, and up by the footbridge towards the bandstand, a Kingfisher flashed past.
Cormorants fishing up by the island, and a Heron waiting for any fish that might stray towards him.
Towards the dam, at the top end, high in the oak trees, a couple of Mistle Thrush were busily chasing each other, clacking away as they hopped from branch to branch.
On the wall of the dam, the usual bunch of Black-headed Gulls, and a Green Woodpecker noisily flew overhead.
Must have been a lot of rain last night, because the weir was furiously rushing into an overflowing river.
Didn't hear a thing last night. The whisky nightcap works a treat.
The gully is now level with the lake, so a lot of water around again.
Past the pub, a couple of Pied Wagtails, a few Starlings, and as I made my way under the road bridge, the Mallards flew over again, for some more food.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
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)
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)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
Redwing [sp] (Turdus iliacus)
Mistle Thrush [sp] (Turdus viscivorus)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Eurasian Jackdaw [sp] (Corvus monedula)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
Total species 29