I wasn't going to post today, but it was so good, I had to.
After feeding Doris and her ever expanding crew, I set off round the north lake.
First up was a Goldeneye, swimming in his usual spot. Quickly followed by a couple of Goosander. Then a couple more. They seemed to be everywhere.
A total of nine, just on the north lake.
A lot of Redwing and Fieldfare were all around the lake too.
Gadwall, Tufted, Wigeon and a few Pochard were also present.
Down past the pub, and Doris caught me again, with her gang.
South lake next, and to see if the Scaup were still present.
They were. Eight.
At the far end, the Crows were filling the field, and a large group of mixed gulls were down by the first hide.
Onto the second hide, to feed the Robin. I had the video camera ready, just in case.
And I finally captured him on video, gingerly taking some seed from my hand.
A lovely experience.
On to the rowing club, and more Goosander.
I watched a female for some time as she stood at the edge, busily preening herself,
and then eventually swimming away.
I carried on towards the car park, and counted even more Goosanders. A total of 18 for the day. Excellent.
And to finish the morning off, a Little Egret, perched over on Cormorant island.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Greater Scaup [sp] (Aythya marila)
Common Goldeneye [sp] (Bucephala clangula)
Goosander (Mergus merganser merganser)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Little Egret [sp] (Egretta garzetta)
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)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
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)
Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
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)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Total species 38