After going up to Redcar Tarn we called in at St. Ives on our way home.Here we
walked round the Coppice pond seeing 40 Mallards,15 Canadas,6 Coots and 3 Moorhen.
There was a Carion Crow cheekily making use of one of the seats around the pond,
there were quite a few fisherman also trying their luck.We then went to the hide seeing
three Mallards and then noticed something on the feeder,to our surprise it was a
Spotted Woodpecker, although on the far side of the feeder. However it quickly flew
away then briefly returned with a second Woodpecker,maybe its mate,they squabbled then
flew off again. A Squirrel perched on the wire trying to get at the bird food,then a
Chaffinch came to the bird table and a Stock Dove came feeding from the ground around
the bird tables. Then another visiter to the bird table,a Nuthatch landed just long enough
for a quick snap,this was our first sighting of this bird. Our bird watching came to an abrupt
end as a dog appeared chasing off the Mallards and Stock Dove.