This morning I had a meeting to discuss habitat improvements to the area bordering the Longwaters northern shore.
While there I had a couple of good birds:
Common Snipe: one was flushed from the reed bed nearest to The Italian Gardens.
Fieldfare: one was perched in a tree on Buck Hill.
Cetti's Warbler: the male was singing from the scrub where it resided last year.
I returned to the park to be told that 1 probably 2 Firecrest's had shown well opposite the Rose Garden Cafe. I thought they would have moved on by now so didn't rush to go and look for them. I eventually got to the area of hedge that runs along the Inner Circle opposite the Rose Garden Restaurant shielding the large villa (The Holme). I wasn't long before I could here and then see first one but then 2 birds. The male showed very well but the female was feeding just behind the hedge. One of the gardeners whom I have met before allowed me to enter the grounds which is where I was able to take some of my photos.
Elsewhere in the park there was little change.
It was a good day for reflections unless you are a pigeon (see why later).
Lesser Black-backed Gull