It was overcast, drizzly and quite cool at 8°C.
Pretty quiet for the WeBS count this morning:
Canada Goose 2
Common Tern 18
Grey Heron 1
Mallard 15 Also 5 ducklings with no adult present. 2 of the adults recorded had 10 and 2 ducklings.
Mute Swan 13 One of the swans carried Orange Darvic 744.
Total number of species: 9 Individuals: 55
I also had a party of 22 Swallows through north west and another 3 local birds, probably from the stables across the road. Some of the other species recorded were:
A flyover Lapwing
2 Common Whitethroats
1 Garden Warbler
2 Reed Buntings
1 Sedge Warbler
No Otter this morning but I did see one near the island on the river at the south east corner of the park on Friday morning (18/05).