A cold foggy start to the day; and I was up late.
The feeders seemed pretty full still from yesterday, so after doing the Crows, I set off under the road bridge.
The Mallards were waiting.
After feeding them, I made a quick exit, and up towards the next footbridge.
A few Cormorants, Great Crested Grebes, a Grey Heron under the bridge, and on the far side, three Goosanders. Two males and a female. They swam around for a while, and then flew off to the main lake.
The gully is looking normal once more; and doesn't have a Swan up and down it; yet.
It did have the usual Heron, standing in the reeds though.
Round past the pub, and then under the road bridge to the south lake.
A group of Canada Geese were grazing, and the three Crows soon came down for some apple. Over by Cormorant island, a male Goosander was swimming by.
Another one, or one from the north lake?
Walking down the footpath, I looked across towards the rowing club, and found two more. A male and a female.
At the far end, a Kingfisher sat on his usual perch; briefly, before flying off.
Back to my usual Kingfisher shots
Suddenly, up from the field behind the railway line, hundreds of mixed Crows noisily took to the sky. Something must have spooked them, but what an amazing sight and sound.
I made my way towards the hide, and soon found the Robin, waiting for his breakfast.
He's such a friendly little thing.
Out on the lake a large group of mixed gulls, a good number of Tufted Duck, and some Pochard.
By now the fog had cleared, and the sun was starting to break through.
Up towards the rowing club, and a male Goosander was fishing their usual spot.
A couple of people came round the corner, and he swam out to the safety of the middle of the lake. A female was there too.
I wondered if it was just a very mobile three Goosanders this morning, or more.
Past the houses, and a few more Pochard, and then finally back to the car park.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
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)
Goosander (Mergus merganser merganser)
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)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
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)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 35