After a few weeks in north Wales, it was back to the lake today.
I see the chainsaw brigade have still been busy while I was away. All the willows along the edge of the reeds near the car park have been cut down, leaving it very open for when the Reed and Sedge Warblers arrive and begin nesting.
I suppose there is a very good reason for it though; especially during the nesting season.
A big gull roost on the south lake still, with a good selection of birds there.
Plenty of white blossom showing now on the Blackthorn. Spring is making its presence shown.
Still a few Wigeon around, and Pochard, and the group of Mallards spotted me as I made my way towards the pub on the north lake.
I did take a few pictures, but my computer decided to play up a bit when I got home.
It downloaded the video, but for some reason the picture files could not be accessed. It was the same when I tried to copy and past other pictures and documents.
I formatted the memory card, but this still didn't make any difference.
Last resort I ran a chkdisk on my hard drive, and it seems to have done the trick ......... for now.
A couple of fishermen, fishing on the south lake by the rowing club, and when I explained there was no fishing on this part of the lake, their reply was, "can't see any signs"
Maybe the Parks Trust could make some from all the trees and bushes they've hacked down.
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)
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)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
British Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argenteus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
British Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major anglicus)
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 Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
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)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 34