The Wet Woods had a drumming GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, more calling Tits, a NUTHATCH, and 3 drake MALLARD, they were on the almost dried out pools of water, also an old friend passed me by, the 3 legged fox, not seen him since late last year, good to see he survived the winter :-)
On the lakes today it was relatively busy, with 7 CANADA GEESE, 4 more drake Mallard, 4 MOORHEN, a CORMORANT, the pair of COOTS, but best of all a visiting pair of MANDARIN DUCKS, probably the pair seen in the Wet Woods on Tuesday afternoon. I couldn't stay to check the Scrubby Woods thoroughly, but heard BULLFINCH, COAL TIT, JAY, GOLDCREST and PHEASANT, a CHIFFCHAFF called but didn't sing today, I then retraced my steps back home the way I come. A flock of 30-40 BLACK HEADED GULLS flew over calling loudly as I neared home, they were flushed up from the fields over at Migrant Alley, but looking around the sky I didn't see anything to upset them, no large raptors about ;-)
Too dull and dingy for photo's today, the camera stayed at home, so here's the last of my garden finch photo's I took earlier in the week.