Some images from a walk last week, at Riverside Park, starting as usual alongside the Wey Navigation from the iron bridge.
A Grey Wagtail appeared briefly on the path behind us but as soon as we turned around it promptly flew away into a nearby garden. We scanned the water meadows and located over 30 Pied Wagtails busily feeding plus distant movements amoungst the grass of Meadow Pipits and probable Water Pipits through the bins. (A scope would have made the task easier if I had bothered to take it!)
Still plenty of seeds on the riverside reeds gently swaying in the chilly breeze. We searched the trees alongside the Wey Navigation and found Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits, Chaffinch, Blackbird and Goldfinch. I also heard Siskins but couldn't locate them high in the top of the Alders. A lonesome Redwing was seen searching through the very damp undergrowth and a number of Wrens flitting alongside the path.
Close to the lock a Canada Goose popped its head up to check on the nearby intruders to its patch!
We stopped at the lake for a rest and spotted a single Great Crested Grebe, Tufted Ducks, Mallards and various Canada Geese all paired up. It was peacefully quiet until the 'honking' begun and two geese took a disliking to one another. I wasn't ready for the action on the water but just managed to capture them as the chase to took to the air. They soon returned to their respective partners on the water non the worse for their brief encounter!
Two Cormorants posed on the Tern raft, totally oblivious to anything around them.