First day round the lake after getting back from a snowy Wales yesterday.
And yet again, the lake is flooded. I've never known it to be flooded so much, and so often. Just the south lake this morning, and a quick visit.
I found the Scaup straight away, swimming with a group of Pochards.
Four males, and three females.
At the far end, the water is over the seats at the hide, but I managed to see some Little Grebe swimming around with a group of Tufted Duck.
A quick hello to the Robin, who took some seed from my outstretched hand, and the on past the rowing club.
A group of Herring Gulls out in the middle of the lake, and as I passed the houses, a lone male Goosander amongst the Tufted Duck and Coots.
A poor set of pictures today, and a rushed post. Lots to do, and catch up on.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Greater Scaup [sp] (Aythya marila)
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)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
British Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argenteus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
British Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major anglicus)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
Total species 28