A brief visit to the north lake today, to see how developments are coming along with the pub.
Brief, because the delivery that should have come yesterday via DPD, is now coming today; or so they say in their second e-mail to tell me to 'make sure I'm there to sign for it.'
Yea, did that yesterday.
Anyway, a quick scan of the south lake, and a large gull roost was just taking to the skies. Big numbers there now.
On to the north lake, mainly to be nosey, and see how the pub extension is coming along.
Rather well. Ready for Christmas, perhaps?
It was quite a nice start to the day, with the promise of a decent day for a change, instead of this constant rain.
On the arm of the lake, behind the pub, a small group of Wigeon, a few Tufted Duck, and a lot of Canada Geese.
Moving further round, a couple of fishermen were fishing in a no fishing area.
Despite being politely told by myself and a lady walking her dog, one didn't seem bothered, and the second said he wasn't fishing.
I left them to their ignorance and carried on. When I looked back, they had moved further round into the fishing area.
Mr. Not bothered
Mr. Not Fishing
The Little Egret was still hanging around the same area; he must like the fishing here too.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
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)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
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 24