|Variety of birds on the HESC bund|
|Teal (& female mallard) browsing|
Along the margin there were a number of teal, some on the lake feeding, others (look closely) still tucked into the marginal reeds, resting, well camoflaged.
|Greylag feeding, teal sleeping|
I had some feed in my bag, so I put it out on the tables and feeder and we settled down to watch. A steady stream of great tits robin and chaffinch began to come and go, with some coal tits and a couple of dunnocks cleaning up the spills on the ground.
Well I ws told they were willow tits by the chap who joined us in the hide - I'm still not convinced I can differentiate one from a marsh tit - they are very alike. Need to spend some time on the web working it out for myself!
The pictures here aren't all the same bird -and the 4th one does seem to have a much smaller bib than the others. I love the palest pink tinge to their bellies - very dainty and pretty birds.