Unfortunately, after a night of sleepless, fits of sneezing, I didn't quite feel up to a full patch walk this morning, in fact I felt pretty rubbish!
Around 10 o'clock, I'd had enough of prowling around the house like a caged animal, so dosed up with cold remedies, I took a walk over to the lake, just to see if anything new had arrived, it hadn't! Just 4 CANADA GEESE, 3 pairs of MALLARD and two MOORHEN were seen, and I beat a hasty retreat back home, feeling worse than when I left :-)
The day was almost a total loss, but as often the case there is always something to make the day, today it was seeing a cock PHEASANT arrive at the garden feeders, only the second one ever, the first one being seen back in December 2002!
One other bird of note was a LESSER BLACKED BACK GULL (51) flying over the house, one more for the months list :-)
Above and Below: The cock Pheasant in the garden