Personal musings, wanderings and sightings from around the lake.
A little history, and about the lake, at the bottom of the page.

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Sometimes the picture doesn't have to be perfect; it's the captured moment that counts. - me



Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Bit cold today.



Tried to get the sunrise this morning, but it was a non event compared to the one I missed yesterday. Oh well.




The video is very short too. It was so windy on the microphone, it wasn't worth saving most of it.


Whilst watching the pathetic sunrise, I did manage to see a couple of Fieldfare, and then later, a group of Redwing.






Quite a large flock of Long Tailed Tits were in the trees,




and a couple of Goldcrests chasing each other through the branches.
Too quick to capture with the camera though.


The Mallard gang caught up with me once I reached the north lake, and still followed me down the path after being fed.

No sign of the Red Breasted Merganser this morning; a shame when there's some sunshine available.

Plenty of Grey Herons about. Some quietly fishing, and others using up energy flying around.




A lot of Cormorants





and Great Crested Grebes on the lake today as well; and a bunch of marathon runners thundering round too.

On a Wednesday?









Full list of today's sightings

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
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 Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
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)
Redwing [sp] (Turdus iliacus)
Goldcrest [sp] (Regulus regulus)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Eurasian Jackdaw [sp] (Corvus monedula)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)

Total species  32




6 comments:

  1. Been there for bleeding ages. I always enjoy your video and soundtrack. They were quick to get you to shift the feeders perhaps, they need another e-mail and site meeting to take the wet paint signs down. Horrible they is.

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  2. Yea, they are slow in some departments Adrian. I'm sure that sign was up before I went to Wales.

    Keep safe with all that bad weather you're getting.

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  3. Now there's a thing!...never known you to suffer with a little bit of wind before, and you were a day late for the sunrise,...and, and you dipped on the RB Merganser..what's going on? Just one of those days I guess?
    Nice to see the Thrushes and the LTTs though...[;o)

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  4. I'm beginning to wonder what's going on in Bucks too Trev.

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  5. Great looking shots...we had a very breezy day here today...cold too!

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  6. Thanks Sondra. We have some snow forecast, but nothing like you had in the US. No doubt it will bring our country to its knees though. lol

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