Above: The footpath that runs adjacent to the lake, which is on the right, the scrubby woods is on the left.
The sun continued to shine this afternoon for my patch visit to the lakes, thats two days in a row ! :-) It was just a pity that it was so quiet, nothing really to note, a few MALLARD dabbled around the Wet Woods, and three GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS were up in the trees. The SISKIN had moved on, and the only ones noted were flyovers, also flying over were two LESSER REDPOLL. One thing I did see on the floor of the woods, were the first shoots of the bluebells, poking up through the sodden leaf litter.
On the lakes it was once again a Mallard and MOORHEN day, and I cant see it being any another way until those wretched Gas cannons stop firing!
Above..........Nothing on the Main Lake :-(
I had a walk around the woody scrub, but the feeding flock had moved on, or dispersed, I did see 3 GOLDCRESTS, and one of the MARSH TITS, plus 4 BULLFINCH'S, 3 of them males. REDWINGS have now moved onto the leaf litter, with at least 10 being seen, but boy, are they well camouflaged !
I took a slow walk home across the Tree Nursery, but again it was quiet, although it was good to see two MEADOW PIPITS flying over, not seen much of them this month, there were also 7 PHEASANTS strutting around the shrubs. A bit of an uneventful day..............