Went there yesterday, and always an enjoyable visit.
The trees were looking splendid, in their autumn attire,
and one of the big attractions is the lake. Usually a few Mandarin Duck there, and yesterday, I wasn’t disappointed.
I didn’t count them, but must have been in excess of 40 birds. The most I’ve ever seen there.
There are always plenty of dog walkers about; even more at weekends, and a lot of people leave seed for the birds along the posts by the paths, and at the bridge, that crosses the lake.
The birds have really cottoned on to this, and they are usually more than willing to pose. As well as the usual garden birds, occasionally something different turns up.
Yesterday was no exception; a few Siskin, and a small flock of Redpolls. Crap pictures, but pleased to snatch a couple for the records.
Siskin getting a drink
Lesser Redpoll, hiding
Another star bird yesterday, was a Marsh Tit.
A little more co-operative.
A few of those about, and some Coal Tits.
Flying in to snatch some food.
Great Tit and Blue Tit, finished off the tit collection,
and a small flock of Long Tailed Tits at the far end of the lake; but they managed to evaded my lens.
Not the Chaffinch though, he was happy to pose,
A very enjoyable couple of hours, rounded off with a toasted cheese sarnie and coffee in the café. Well worth the visit.
Enjoy the weekend