Just a very quick walk to the lake was had this afternoon, the continuous rain was just easing off as I left, but it was hardly light enough to see, especially as I walked through the Wet woods, where peering through the semi darkness two Pairs of MALARD could be seen on the deepening pools. Above, in the twiggy branches a GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER called, and a few SISKINS were seen high in an Alder, but not much else was about.
I squelched my way over to the lakes, and was pleased that the mornings torrential rain had deterred the college trainees from turning up today, ...... every cloud.....! Alas there was still little to be seen on the water, just 4 pairs of Mallard and one pair of MOORHEN, the nearby gas cannon was still blasting its triple volley every 40mins, so that could well prevent any wildfowl turning up here, it was good to see the KINGFISHER again for the third day in a row though.
I didn't stay long, there was obviously little about in the terrible, dusk like conditions, I noted LESSER REDPOLL going over, and BULFINCH calling before heading off home...............what a poor week :-(
No rain is forecast for tomorrow, so things should look up a bit for the patch walk, who knows it may even be bright enough to take my camera out.......now where did I put it ? !