A grey, mild, and windy day again today, the 13 CANADA GEESE (52) that flew over early this morning as I walked to work , proved to be the highlight of the day.
This afternoon the weather was even duller, with frequent squally showers, I visited the Lakes again, where there is shelter from the rain, and counted 24 MALLARD, 11 MOORHEN and a GREY HERON on the water. I stayed for 40 mins, dodging the showers, but it was a particularly dire visit. Birds seen, of any note, were SPARROWHAWK, a pair of GOLDCREST, a pair of BULLFINCH and a COAL TIT. GREEN and GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS called, as did a MARSH TIT, and a JAY squawked from cover, lets hope the first full patch walk of the month tomorrow morning turns out to be a bit more interesting !