A lot of rain yesterday afternoon, and the long grass down to the feeders was a bit wet; I got soaked.
A lot of Canada and Greylag Geese were across the lake at the pub this morning. And a small gang of Mallards soon found me under the road bridge. Fed them, and made my way round the north lake.
Good numbers of Swifts overhead, feasting on the insects that were just above the trees. A couple of Common Terns fishing over the water, and a few juvenile Blue Tits calling from the bushes.
Before I got halfway round the north, the rain started. I only had a T-shirt on, so I made a quick decision to just do the north.
Swallows and a few Sand Martins joined the Swifts round the back of the pub, and a single Black-headed Gull on the boat jetty.
As I made my way towards the road bridge, the rain was getting heavier, the Geese were making a dash for the water, and three Grey Wagtails and a couple of Pied Wagtails were along the edge of the footpath.
Short visit, and my last for a while.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
British Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argenteus)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Swift [sp] (Apus apus)
Sand Martin [sp] (Riparia riparia)
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
Grey Wagtail [sp] (Motacilla cinerea)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
Eurasian Reed Warbler [sp] (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
Total species 24