Nice day after the rain

All the rain we had yesterday has naturally left The Comons very wet: thank goodness for the boardwalks! This morning was lovely; bright, fresh with a little frost remaining from the coldest night we've had for a while. This change in the weather might explain the few less frequently seen birds I found. On Jubilee Boardwalk there was a least one siskin in the tree tops, as well as a goldcrest and tree creeper nearer the ground. Visible from the newly cut area A at the Warren Road end of the main boardwalk was a common gull (that's appropriate), along with the usual black-headed gulls and at least one herring gull. Best of all, looking a bit disconsolate all on its own in the central area, was a lapwing. Perhaps it had become separated from its flock, or perhaps it was unwell. It stayed in the same place for a while, until it decided I was taking too much interest in it, when it flew off in the direction of Lower Street.

These are hardly the best pictures in the world, but I did manage to get a couple of shots of the lapwing before it cleared off.

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