After yesterdays rain and strong winds, this morning was clear, cold, a bit windy; and sunny.
Still can't reach the feeders, but the water level does seem to be receding slowly. No chance of doing the north lake though.
After feeding the Mallards who were waiting under the road bridge, I made my way round the south lake.
The Crows were on form, and had some seed. At the far end, still a lot of mixed Crows and Wood Pigeons in the field, and down by the bird hide, the Robin appeared for his breakfast. A lone Little Grebe shot across the water, paddling like mad. I'm sure these little birds have radar, or eyes in the backs of their heads. They seem to spot people from a great distance.
Along by the rowing club, quite a few Tufted Duck and Pochard, and as I reached the houses, a pair of Goosander, shining in the sunlight.
A good end to an almost normal walk.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Goosander (Mergus merganser merganser)
Little Grebe [sp] (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
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)
British Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argenteus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Redwing [sp] (Turdus iliacus)
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)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
Total species 30