A fine sunny start to the day, with a chilly wind.
That's the weather forecast out the way, what about the lake?
Well, it's still flooded, and even with wellingtons, I still couldn't wade through the water under the road bridge. I would need a boat; and there were plenty of them on the lake this morning.
I crossed the road, and had a quick look at the arm that goes behind the pub.
Plenty of Wigeon, a few Pochard and Coots swimming around. Some geese coming and going, and a few gulls. Mostly Black-headed.
The work on the pub is coming along; the roof pretty much finished now, and the woodwork looks complete on the end.
A Pied Wagtail was on the soggy grass in front of the pub, and a few Mallards swimming near the edge.
I crossed back over the road, and began making my way down the south lake.
At the far end I could hear a Kingfisher, but couldn't find him. Somewhere along the swollen river. I did see a young Grey Heron though, and spent some time taking a few pictures. A very co-operative bird.
When they are young, they don't seem to have the fear of humans quite so much. The fear must come with experience.
I eventually left him in peace, and carried on to find the Robin.
He soon spotted me, as did a couple of Crows, that have soon learnt that when I'm around, so is food.
The path alongside the rowing club is still under water, as is the path round the houses.
Back at the car park, a last look around by the footbridge, and a few shots of birds on sticks.
An enjoyable visit, as always.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
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)
British Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argenteus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
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)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
Redwing [sp] (Turdus iliacus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Total species 30