Young Black-headed gull.
There were six Mute Swans present, from two families. The browner single young of one of them did a busking display to the young from the other family, looking most impressive. I wonder if he (?) is trying to bond with a partner. The adults looked very relaxed about each other.
The young swan with fluffed up neck after the display.
The very brown young swan approaches the siblings from the other family.
A number of Pied Wagtails was present, two on the bowling green and three on the grass by the boat house.
One of the adult Mute Swans preened itself, managing to keep both feet out of the water. As it did so, it went slowly in circles.
This Carrion Crow and its partner were walking about with head feathers raised (bristle-head posture).
Another view of one of the show offs.One of the highlights of today was superb views of a lone female Goldeneye. She was feeding near the bridge and I could approach while she dived and hide behind the life-saving rings to take her photo when she emerged.
Kingfisher on the railing by the bridge.
I caught up with it again and again. This time, it fished from the branches of a fallen tree.
A late Chiffchaff hunted for insects in a Sycamore.
There is a group of rowans, all berries and no leaves on a small hill. This Mistle thrush had taken possession of the lot, and spent quite a long time rattling from them, and then chasing any blackbird that dared fly to its trees.
On the way back, the Goldeneye was still diving on the same spot.
A very yellow Grey Wagtail on a puddle.
This young crow (quite brownish plumage) has white primaries. This is thought to be due to poor diet when being fed by their parents, and, if the bird survives, it should grow black feathers in the next moult.One of the birds I missed was the Jay, again! But I saw the lone Ring-necked Parakeet flying over the lake being very noisy. Overall, 40 birds in today's visit.