A dull start to the day with a blustery wind but we had a bit of shelter at Lister Park with a temperature of 17°C. There were good numbers of Canadas,Mallards,Tufted Ducks and BH Gulls on and near the lake,one of the Gulls having a yellow tag number 2FKS. It was great to see a female Tufted Duck with three young chicks , the speed these little ones could move across the water was surprising,they were already diving for food which they do instinctively as soon as they hatch. Higher up in the Park where there is a wooded area with a stream there were a couple of Grey Wagtails which flew into the trees if you got too close.Also here a Coal Tit,Nuthatch,Robin and Song Thrush amongst other common species.
|female Tufted Duck with her chick|
|keeping a watchful eye on her three chicks|
|Tufted Duck chick|
|male tufted Duck in eclipse|
|moving to tree when we got too close|
|BH Gull with yellow tag 2FKS|
|Lister Park 7/8/2016|