On Thursday morning we walked around Westport Lake.
The mist was hanging over the water
Everything was grey
As we walked the mist began to lift slightly
There weren't many people walking just a few stalwarts taking exercise or walking dogs. Although the air was damp it wasn't cold.
The birds were keeping close to the edges of the lake, looking out for people with food to offer them.
Others were snoozing
There were a few tufted ducks out on the lake also grebes and gulls. I watched a cormorant fly over the lake but didn't see it land.
There were lots of coots and moorhens about too
We only saw two swans on our walk, there are usually far more.
There were four Muscovy Ducks. Two out on the smaller lake and two keeping dry under the trees.
This goose looks like a cross between a greylag and one of the white geese.
The long tailed tits were flying quickly between the branches of the trees. I managed to catch one of them from the rear but they are so hard to take photos of.
A tree full of pigeons all rock doves rather than wood pigeons.
I've registered to take part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch. We've done this for quite a few years now. The weekend for the survey is 26th -28th of January 2019.
At the moment we have loads of goldfinches visiting the feeders plus sparrows, chaffinches, blue tits and great tits. We saw a green finch a few days ago and the blackbirds are back in the garden.
What are the odds that they will all stay away when we sit down to take the survey?