Waterbird numbers: Mallard (97, up from 58 last week), Tufted Duck (24, compared to 21), Coot (4, 3 last week), Moorhen (11, 4 last week), Mandarin Duck (46, 26 last week), Great-crested Grebe (1, 2 last week), Grey Heron (1, 2 last week), Grey Wagtail (1,same as last week), Kingfisher (1, 2 last week) and Black-headed Gull 36, from just 6 last week). Unfortunately, last week's Teal and Wigeon had both moved on. Compared to last year's count for October (see here), numbers were much higher, so perhaps it's a sign of things to come for the winter?
Here's a few photos from this morning's visit.
Tufted Duck (male)
Mandarin Duck (male)