The rain stopped for a few hours this afternoon, and I even had some flashes of sunshine, the temperature was a balmy 10c, no more burning cold fingers!
I spent 2 hours over at the lake area and around the Wet woods, and saw not much that was different from yesterday. Again the LONG TAILED TITS provided the entertainment, and they were abley supported by the COAL TIT, TREECREEPER, GOLDCREST, NUTHATCH and GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS.
On the lake I was well happy with seeing the COOT for the third day in succession, with it were a dozen MALLARD and a few MOORHEN. Overhead, a CORMORANT flew low over, only the second record this month. The only raptors seen were a pair of SPARROWHAWKS, the male of which was seen later zooming through the wet woods.
Above: My Coot! I looked at last years records for coot, and saw that one turned up on the 23rd Feb. Just one day later than this years bird turned up, maybe it's the same bird ?
Below is the scene that greets me 90% of the time when I look over the water - nothing on it!