When we got there the warden said a cuckoo had already been heard in the car park that morning. We heard robins, wrens, great tits, chaffinches, woodpigeons, a song thrush and blackbirds as we walked out of the visitor centre. Then we reached the edge of the lake and somebody pointed out a Ross's Goose. They're supposed to be in California at the moment and definitely not in this country, so nobody is quite sure whether it's been blown off course during its migration, or has escaped from a local collection. Anyway, not what you expect to see in the middle of a lake in Tring!
|Great Crested Grebes|
We later also heard a Whitethroat. Further round the lake we spotted a Green Woodpecker that flew up the path and landed on a fence post, where it yaffled for us.
Then we headed up to the barn to watch the birds on the feeders, have a look at the nest cameras and warm up with a cup of tea.
|Cameras on the feeders and nest boxes|