No, not me!
Light spots of rain this morning, so just a quick visit to the north lake.
I've found a pair of Blue Tits that have nested in a hole in a tree, so I guess the pair that have nested in my garden, are not as behind as I first thought. Maybe the birds have adapted to the terrible weather we've had recently, and delayed their breeding times.
Quite a few warblers seen and heard around by the car park this morning. Dawns chorus was in full swing.
Plenty of Swifts over the lake, and plenty of Swallows skimming the surface.
And I soon found a pair of adults with their four cygnets.
Next up was the pair with five, from the top end of the lake.
I was treated to another display of 'back riding'.
Great to see.
A special mention here, for one of the local residents, who yesterday managed to rescue a group of goslings that had found themselves in one of the gullies, and couldn't get back on the lake. He also built a ramp, to help any other unfortunates that might find themselves in the same position.
Well done Julian.
Up by the pub, a few Mallards flew over for some food, and attracted a couple of Greylag Geese too.
And as I made my way to the road bridge, to cross over to the car park, I found myself witnessing a love ritual, and finally a mating, between two young Mute Swans.
Maybe more cygnets to come?
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
Common Swift [sp] (Apus apus)
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Blackcap [sp] (Sylvia atricapilla)
Garden Warbler [sp] (Sylvia borin)
Common Whitethroat [sp] (Sylvia communis)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Rook [sp] (Corvus frugilegus)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Total species 31