It was raining all day today, sometims light, sometimes heavy, and whilst I was walking home from work it was of course, heavy!
I was eager to check the lake out, now it has thawed, so after a quick sandwich I put my wet coat back on - always a pleasure, (not) and set off out. Now all week my blog posts have been complaining of dire, dismall, gloomy, wet, dull and all the other adjectives I could think of to describe the weather, but today was the worst!!
It was bareley light, and the rain was steady, my walk to the lake was noteworthy for just one thing - two GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS were drumming, marking out their territories, the first drumming I have heard this year. At the lake I heard GREAT and COAL TIT calling, but a long scan of the water and bankside vegetation was fruitless, not a single thing was seen, not even the Moorhens!
So that was that, I'd had enough, and trudged off home, wet and cold. I think it's going to be a difficult year this year! The last of the ''daylight'' hours was spent watching the feeders, but activity was below normal today, however it was good to see, both SISKIN and NUTHATCH come in to feed.
Tomorrow has got to be better, hasn't it ?