A beautiful sunny start to the day.
The birds were all in fine voice this morning as I made my way round the lake.
Spent some time looking at a Blackcap in a tree, and wondered if the song I could hear close by was that of a Garden Warbler. They do sound very similar, and the male Blackcap didn't seem too bothered by the singing.
I did fleetingly see the Cetti's Warbler again, and heard my first Reed Warbler here this year. Very difficult to see today though.
I did get some good views of a Magpie though.
He seemed quite happy sitting in the sun.
We've still got the daisy carpet in front of the pub; but I fear that will all change this coming week, once the Parks Trust send out the mower men.
The female Mallard still has 3 of her ducklings, and a Buzzard was soaring over the car park as I finished my walk.
No video today. I did do one; too long. I re edited it but it was still too long to be able to upload to YouTube within the hour I have at the moment, so that's it. Not cutting it down anymore, can't be arsed.
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)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Buzzard [sp] (Buteo buteo)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
House Martin [sp] (Delichon urbicum)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
Cetti's Warbler [sp] (Cettia cetti)
Blackcap [sp] (Sylvia atricapilla)
Common Chiffchaff [sp] (Phylloscopus collybita)
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)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 30