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



Friday, 25 December 2015

Black Swan, Goosander and Lesser Redpoll


After myself and Whisky had our usual early morning walk, I decided we'd take a wander over the lake.


Cloudy start to the morning, with a chill in the air.





Not many people about this morning, but we did meet a couple of early morning dog walkers, so Whisky had a good time running around.


There's been a Black Swan here for a few days, so I managed a couple of shots.





A shame the sun wasn't shining.



Shortly after seeing him/her, I spotted 3 Goosanders ............. 2 males and 1 female.

While I was doing a bit of video, a Kingfisher happened to fly into view too.


One of the strangest things I saw this morning was a Musk Mallow, in flower, on Christmas Day.



 These usually flower in June. The weather really has gone crazy.




Quite a few Canada Geese around this morning, plus the usual group of Mallards 'quacking' for some food. Good that Whisky doesn't go charging after them either.



Not very much else as I walked the south lake, until I reached the far end.

I decided to walk alongside the bushes by the railway line for a change; glad I did.


A small group of Lesser Redpoll were feeding on some seed heads of what I think was Rosebay Willowherb.






By the time I reached the rowing club, it was starting to rain, thankfully not too much.


A quick look round the hedges back at the car park, but nothing extra to see.
One thing though. This time of the year, the cold and frost, would have killed of the growth of nettles. Not at the moment though.
The grass was full of new shoots of nettles pushing through. Makes me wonder if it will smother the  Primroses and Cowslip in the spring.













Full list of today's sightings

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
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)
Goosander (Mergus merganser merganser)
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)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
British Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argenteus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
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)
Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis cabaret)


Total species  31




Sunday, 20 December 2015

Goosander, Lapwing and Daffodils



A very quick visit to the south lake today, after our usual early morning walk and run, in the hope of getting a half decent sunrise.




A sizeable gull roost stretching between the two islands this morning, but too dark in the early light to see much. The boats were making an early start too, and by the time it was light enough for pictures, the gulls had left.



On to the field under the railway arch for the sunrise, and another disappointment.


No where near as good as I'd hoped. Oh well, at least Whisky was getting a good walk this morning.


I started to walk back to the car park, and overhead about 40 Lapwings were circling around. A nice surprise.




 Maybe they'd flown over from Willen Lake.




Around by the houses and my second surprise of the morning.




A male Goosander.


I hadn't noticed him earlier when I walked down to the far end of the lake.
Just the one today; the early light not as good as it is now .................... bright sunshine as I do this.




Finally, almost back at the car park, and a group of Daffodils caught my eye.




 Spring bulbs in December, crazy.


The weather has gone mad this year, it's been so mild.



Someone who's probably enjoying the mild winter weather at the moment though, along with his pals, was this Robin.




 No snow yet. Something to sing about.











Full list  of today's sightings


Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Goosander (Mergus merganser merganser)
Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)


Total species  25




Friday, 4 December 2015

Goosanders



Myself and Whisky had a very long walk around the lake today.


A four hour journey that was twofold.


Someone I've met when I've been walking the lake in the past, asked me if I could take some pictures of her for a project she has in mind. Of course I said I would, so 2 hours before we were due to meet, myself and Whisky decided we would go round the lake first, to see what was about.


All the usual suspects, and now 2 male Goosanders on the patch.






Both lakes completed, we then met up for our photography project, and walked the south lake again.



Nothing extra seen, but an enjoyable and different day.



No video today, but here's a Full list of birds seen.


Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Goosander (Mergus merganser merganser)
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)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
British Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argenteus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
British Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris britannica)
British Jay (Garrulus glandarius rufitergum)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Eurasian Jackdaw [sp] (Corvus monedula)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)


Total species  32



Thursday, 26 November 2015

Goosander



An enjoyable walk round the lake this morning, and despite the dull conditions, managed to see some good birds.



After leaving some leftover grapes and bread for the birds on the grass in front of the car park, myself and Whisky headed for the north lake.
A Buzzard flew over heading north, and shortly after a Red Kite was flying in the opposite direction. A good start.



Plenty of Herons about.





Whisky seems fascinated by these large birds.




I began to meet a few other dog owners as we made our way round, which is good for the boy to socialise with other dogs. All of today's dogs were friendly, but sadly sometimes the odd few aren't so pleased to see other dogs.



At the top end of the north lake, a few Wigeon; but nothing like the usual numbers at this time of year. Some Tufted Ducks, Coots and a few Mallards were the rest, and at the gully, near the weir, a Grey Wagtail.


As I got passed the pub, amongst a group of Canada Geese, was a lone Barnacle Goose.




 I'd seen him here a couple of days ago, when I walked over here with Whisky.




A group of Mallards flew over, apparently recognising me as the 'seed man'.
A couple of handfuls for them thrown on the ground, and as we walked away to let them feed in peace, they were quickly joined by some Crows.




Up to the south lake, and a couple of men with some measuring instruments were looking busy.
Surely not surveying to build houses?
My curiosity got the better of me, so I asked.
Seems they were from Anglia Water, and they measure the dam every year about this time, to see if it has moved. I was surprised to learn that the 'dam' was the grass bank we were walking on.
Well, you learn something every day.



At the far end, an orange flash caught my eye.
A Kingfisher flew into one of the bushes at the side of the water.




Not the best of shots, but you can see what it is. I'm not one to pay money and sit in a hide to get close.



I walked up to where I used to feed the Robin, to leave some seed for him.
No sign of him, but I left some seed anyway. Something will eat it.



Towards the rowing club, and a group of Tufted Duck were swimming away from the edge as I got nearer.




A single male Pochard was with them.




As I neared the big houses, and the end of our walk, out amongst the gulls and Coots on the water, was a male Goosander.





As I walked round to the side where he was, he inevitably drifted back to the side I'd come from. Typical!!



I watched him for a while, and a group of House Sparrows taking a bath in a puddle,





and then it was time to head home.










Full list of today's sightings


Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Goosander (Mergus merganser merganser)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Red Kite [sp] (Milvus milvus)
Common Buzzard [sp] (Buteo buteo)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
British Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argenteus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
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)
Redwing [sp] (Turdus iliacus)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Eurasian Jackdaw [sp] (Corvus monedula)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)

Total species  34







Monday, 28 September 2015

Common Sandpiper and Others



My first visit to the lake for a long time, and even longer since doing a blog post.



The morning started very foggy and difficult to see very much. A few Tufted Duck on the water,





and lots of Great Crested Grebes around. Coots seemed to be the most numerous birds and quite a few Black-headed Gulls flying around too.




Down by the wall of the dam, a big row of them, standing and preening.




As I walked up the steps, I found some mushrooms growing amongst the wooden risers.




 A perfect autumn colour; whatever they are.





The trees are beginning to get their golden coats of autumn now and I imagine it won't be long before the winter birds start to arrive.







 A shot of the ubiquitous spider web covered in misty water droplets.





At the top end of the north lake, I heard the unmistakeable sound of a Wigeon, and after a bit of searching, the now clearer view of the lake as the fog began lifting, I found him.




The first of soon to be many, no doubt.




A couple of Gadwall too, and a Little Grebe.







Past the pub, and I began taking a few pictures of a very obliging Crow.







By the time I'd reached the south lake, the sun was shining strongly; the only mist visible was a long way off in the distance.






A couple of Herons, and more Coots, and when I reached the far end, by the bird pallets, a couple of Little Grebe to break the monotony of Coots.



Past the rowing club, and on towards the houses.



Up on the grass bank, something caught my eye. A Common Sandpiper, busily feeding, and totally oblivious to my presence.







After my fill of pictures, it was back towards the car park, and home.




An enjoyable walk.













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)
Little Grebe [sp] (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
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)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
British Jay (Garrulus glandarius rufitergum)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Eurasian Jackdaw [sp] (Corvus monedula)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
British Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula pileata)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)

Total species  29




Thursday, 9 July 2015

Oystercatchers



No video today .............. the sun shone, so I was going to concentrate on butterflies.


Whisky came too; after all, it was his walk.






A dog and a stick equals FUN!




North lake first, but round the car park, before we crossed the footbridge, plenty of song from a Garden Warbler. I saw at least three, and I'm guessing some were juveniles. Maybe a couple of families, judging by all the calling.

Under the road bridge and a large group of Greylag Geese and their young. Big young now, they're growing fast. Out on the water was an equally big group of Canada Geese, and a Kingfisher flashed low over the water, as he crossed to the other side.
Common Terns wheeling above, and above them, Swifts, screaming into the morning.


Past the bandstand, and the reeds were alive with the sound of Reed Warblers.
A group of Starlings on the grass, and a couple of House Sparrows in the bushes.


Up towards the wall of the dam, and I counted 27 Mute Swans.


On the wall itself, some juvenile Common Terns had taken a rest.





Juvenile Common Tern



It was still early, but the sun was shining, and I was hoping to see some butterflies in the long grass further along.



Marbled White



A few Meadow Browns were also beginning to come to life too.


Passing the weir, I could hear a Reed Warbler calling, and he soon climbed the reeds, and came into view.






By now we had also met a couple of other dogs on our travels, and Whisky had a great time playing.
It's good to see him getting on so well with other dogs.
And also, so far, walking quite happily off the lead.







On the grass in front of the pub, a family of Pied Wagtails were running to and fro', and more geese, lazily plucking at the grass.

Down by the rowing clubs jetty, the pair of Oystercatchers were just ........... being Oystercatchers.





One seemed bored after a while, and flew round, but soon landed back in the same place.






A Grey Heron came in to join them, and stood posing for a while.






The sun was getting warmer by now, as we went under the road bridge, and headed to the south lake.



A couple more dogs to greet, and play with, and then it was into the long grass in search of butterflies.



I wasn't disappointed.


My first Gatekeeper of the year, (although no picture), and lots of Meadow Brown.








A few Small Skipper







and a Shaded Broad-bar moth got in on the act too.








Rounding the far end of the lake, a Ringlet.







We made our way past a quiet rowing club, and out on the water was a Great Crested Grebe.






A couple more dogs to say hello to, and then we were almost back at the car.


Almost


Another butterfly to snap first.




Comma




A great mornings visit, and Whisky is now happily sleeping.



 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~





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)
Little Egret [sp] (Egretta garzetta)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Eurasian Oystercatcher [sp] (Haematopus ostralegus)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
British Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argenteus)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Swift [sp] (Apus apus)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
Eurasian Reed Warbler [sp] (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Garden Warbler [sp] (Sylvia borin)
Common Whitethroat [sp] (Sylvia communis)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)

Total species  36



Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher and Whisky



Since getting back from Wales last week, I've had a daily visit to the lake with Whisky. The idea is to get him used to the car.
We're getting there.
This is the first blog post since getting back, and there were some good birds to be seen.



First thing I've noticed, is the introduction of a new rubbish bin at the car park.
Every day it's been full, so hopefully that will go a long way to helping the problem of the dirty buggers that just dump their rubbish.
We'll see.

Garden Warblers and Blackcaps were calling around by the footbridge at the car park, along with foraging Blue Tits, Blackbirds and a Song Thrush.

We walked under the road bridge, and opposite, where the pub is, a Common Sandpiper flew to the edge, was disturbed by a jogger, and flew back again.
One of the Oystercatchers was visible too, by one of the boat jetties.


Just the north lake today, because I'm awaiting a parcel, that will hopefully come later.


Towards the footbridge by the bandstand, a Grey Heron was standing on the handrail.




Grey Heron


Heading towards the wall of the dam, we met up with four other dog walkers, with a variety of dogs between them .............. various ages, sizes and breeds. Half a dozen.
They were all friendly, and Whisky was in his element ............ dogs and people.
I know I would say this, but he does seem to be, (at the moment), a very sociable dog, which is a good thing.
He doesn't seem to want to chase after the ducks and geese either. Probably because in Wales he was used to a large goose, and 13 chickens running around the place.
Hopefully he will stay this way. There's nothing worse than seeing a dog, off a lead, chasing and harassing the wildlife.



Up by the wall of the dam, is an area of long grass, that is a magnet for Marbled White butterflies, amongst other species.
It wasn't the best time of the day to see them, they do like a bit of sun and warmth, but I managed to get a couple on video, while Whisky was charging through the long grass.
I spent a long while here a couple of days ago in the sun, and the area was full of Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, and Common Blue Damselfly.





Teasel



Eventually we left here, and carried on round the arm of the lake, at the back of the pub.

Lots of geese on the water, and Common Terns flying overhead.
More geese in front of the pub, and quite a few juvenile Pied Wagtails. They do seem to do well here.


Finally it was over the road bridge, and back to the car park.



A good visit today, enjoyed by us both.










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)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Eurasian Oystercatcher [sp] (Haematopus ostralegus)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
Common Swift [sp] (Apus apus)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
Eurasian Reed Warbler [sp] (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Blackcap [sp] (Sylvia atricapilla)
Garden Warbler [sp] (Sylvia borin)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)


Total species 28




Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail and Mandarin Duck





After the Yellow Wagtails yesterday, Trevor came over early this morning in the hope of seeing them. He wasn't disappointed.



We made our way to where I'd seen them, and there on one of the boat jetties was a Common Sandpiper.





A good start.



A few pictures, and then we were surprised to find a Wheatear there too.




Some quick shots before it vanished ...........





.....and the next bird up was a Yellow Wagtail.





What a great start to the day.




Pictures fulfilled, we set off round the lake a bit further.


I was watching the Swallows skimming over the lake, when Trevor called out,
"Mandarin Duck!"


I swung the camera up just in time to get a couple of shots as it flew across the lake.






We carried on.




At the footbridge over the river, a great spot for warblers, we found a Long Tailed Tit visiting its nest with beak fulls of insects, Blackcap, a fly past by a Kingfisher, and a Garden Warbler.





What a great morning; and we still had just over half the lake to do.



Quickly fed the Mallards by the pub, and then down towards the weir.


A Reed Bunting was collecting some nesting material,





and a Grey Heron was lazily taking in the rays of the sun.





Up towards the wall of the dam, and a couple of Whitethroat calling in the trees.


The sun was beginning to warm the air by now, and we were soon back at the car park.


A few more warblers to see, an Orange Tip butterfly and a Speckled Wood, and then back home.


Great morning.



A rather hurried post today, and a very short video with a few of the stars today.













Full list of today's sightings


Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk [sp] (Accipiter nisus)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
Sand Martin [sp] (Riparia riparia)
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
House Martin [sp] (Delichon urbicum)
British Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava flavissima)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Northern Wheatear [sp] (Oenanthe oenanthe)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Eurasian Reed Warbler [sp] (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Blackcap [sp] (Sylvia atricapilla)
Garden Warbler [sp] (Sylvia borin)
Common Whitethroat [sp] (Sylvia communis)
Common Chiffchaff [sp] (Phylloscopus collybita)
Willow Warbler [sp] (Phylloscopus trochilus)
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)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)

Total species  45