Dull and cloudy to start, few spots of rain here and there, and by the time we were headed home, the sun came out. Oh well.
Whisky had a great time today. He met a few dogs that he knows, and he wore himself out.
There were some good birds today too.
By the car park a Song Thrush was singing heartily, while down below a Redwing was foraging in the leaf litter.
In between a party of Long Tailed Tits were sweeping through the branches.
Under the road bridge, and on towards the north lake, and the gang of Mallards spotted me; so a quick feed for them, and we carried on.
We soon met up with Whisky's 'friends', so not many pictures or video for a while.
At the top end of the north lake, a Little Egret was along the side of the river, and a Little Grebe was swimming around amongst the Coots and Wigeon on the lake.
On towards the south lake, and I found my first Cowslip of the year pushing its way through the grass.
At the far end a Kingfisher, and after feeding the Robin, we made our way towards the car park.
And, there it was; a Red Crested Pochard.
Took a few pictures, and then as we almost reached the car park, the sun came out.
A quick look round the bushes opposite the car park, and we found this Robin happy to pose in the sunshine.
Great visit, as always.
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)
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Little Grebe [sp] (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
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)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
British Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argenteus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
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)
British Coal Tit (Periparus ater britannicus)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Total species 33