Personal musings, wanderings and sightings from around the lake.
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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


  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.

  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.

  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)

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

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

  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