Almost didn't bother with this post today.
Yesterday was very windy, and during the night, heavy rain.
Heavier than a Black Sabbath concert.
Ideal for some migrant action maybe? Nah, not here. It's the weekend, and that means boats and joggers.
The rain had stopped by the time I started walking round, so that was a small bonus.
Lots of Cormorants around today; lots. I don't do counting very often, and I didn't today, but there were a few about.
Still quite a few Jay's too.
Two Kingfishers were a good highlight this morning. I managed some distant pictures of one of them.
Pretty poor, but a long way off.
Up on the wall of the dam, a pair of Grey Wagtails, and for contrast, round by the pub, a few Pied Wagtails.
Some Tufted Duck on the south lake, and the Shoveler had re-located to the safety of the far end of the south lake, along with a Gadwall.
A few overhead Fieldfares, and that was today.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
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)
British Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argenteus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Grey Wagtail [sp] (Motacilla cinerea)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
British Jay (Garrulus glandarius rufitergum)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 33