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Bright, sunny, but very cold, with a light frost on the grass this morning.
Quite a big gull roost now on the south lake, and a few Cormorants over on the island.
After topping up the feeders I made my way round the north lake.
The footbridge had over a dozen Collared Doves there this morning. They've had a good breeding year.
A few Redwing in the trees, and as I got to the road bridge, a gang of Mallards appeared, along with the regular pair.
No sign of a Kingfisher this morning, but I was surprised to see not one, but seven Egyptian Geese swimming on the lake.
There's a few that have bred at Woburn, and I'm wondering if this group are from there.
Up at the top end there were nine Wigeon, and three Gadwall; along with a group of Cormorants on the old boat.
A few newer boats were out on the water by now too.
In front of the pub, a Green Woodpecker was searching for food,
and the gang of Mallards appeared again, searching for me; and food.
It was getting a bit windy and cloudy as I started to walk round the south lake.
The Crows began following me as I walked the path, but no apple today. They had a bread roll instead.
Down at the bottom end, a couple of Mute Swans were feeding, a Heron hiding in the reeds, and a group of Long Tailed Tits noisily flitting through the trees.
I'd been checking the Ash trees as I walked round, looking for signs of this terrible disease that's hit them over here. To be honest though, I'm not sure what I should be looking for.
Not sure if this is normal die back of the leaves or not.
Soon past the rowing club, and by now the wind had begun to get stronger; and colder.
The swan family from Cormorant island were feeding round by the town houses, and the cygnets are as big as the adults now.
An enjoyable morning.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
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)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
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)
Redwing [sp] (Turdus iliacus)
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)
Rook [sp] (Corvus frugilegus)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 36