Sunday 19th January 2020 - 10:00 to 11:30After a clear cold night it was a lovely sunny morning with a blue sky. There was still frost on the grass but, surprisingly, no ice on the lake. Snowdrops are out and Daffodilsare coming up alreadyThe large flock of Canada Geese were grazing on the meadow. One EgyptianGoose was on the main island. But we could not find the other one. Perhaps it is on a nest.Two Great Crested Grebes were on the lake. A Grey Heron flew over. A male Cormorant was resting in a tree - showing the white breeding patch on its flanks.[The next day I saw a House Sparrow, two Pied Wagtails, three Cormorants and the two Great Crested Grebes were together next to their old nest site.]Beyond in Grattons Park we saw a group of Redwings, a Goldcrest that landed on the fence next to us and a juvenile Little Egret. A full list of the birds seen is in the Bird Table.Please look out for news of our coming events; including: The Bird Count Walk (Thursday 13 February at 10:30); The Dawn Chorus Walk (Sunday 19 April) and, hopefully, The Fungus Foray in the autumn.
Cormorantphoto taken byTom Howard-Jones19th January 2020