Wednesday 22nd August 2018 - 08:00 to 10:00It was grey, misty and fresh with a cool breeze. Such a welcome change from the heat.This visit created an unexpected record - not one goose of any type was seen.It also provided a new bird for my patch list - a Common Tern. It was flying and diving for fish throughout my time by the lake. The local Magpies took exception to its presence. On one occasion 8 of them were ganged up to stop the Tern from perching on a stump near the shore. Whenever they thought that it had caught a fish they really mobbed it.Two juvenile Great Crested Grebes were swimming on their own. No sign of the third one or the two adults. But they have been secretive this year.Flocks of tits and finches, both adult and young, are starting to form.The water level is still very low. A Grey Heron was walking anywhere it liked across the lake. The large fish are feeding in the shallows with their fins and backs out of the water.A full list of the birds seen is given in the Bird Table.