It was very very quiet in terms of birds. Several Cormorants and Grey Herons - the numbers are buildng now. Several Teal around in addition to the numerous ducks that are regulars there.
Was great to see a Ruff and Snipe from the Peacock Tower and another Snipe elsewhere.
A Great Spotted Woodpecker dropped by onto one of the feeders (which needed filling!! - please note WWF Barnes if you're reading this?)
A pair of Great Crested Grebes and a family of Little Grebes also added to the day's sightings.
I'd suggested to Trev that even though the wild birds were short on supply at least there would be some photo opportunities in the Collection birds. Wrong!! This was the day that they were giving health checks to most of the birds and, not only were there a lack of birds on display, but some of the water areas had been drained to enable easier captivity of the birds. Another time perhaps!!
However, these youngsters were growing up (Whistling ducks I think) and being protected from predators.
An enjoyable day even though the lack of birds; thanks for your company Trev and... better luck next time! (Glad you enjoyed using the lens ;) )