On a sunny Sunday 23 October, I counted the waterbirds on the lake.
Mute Swan 2
Canada Goose 24
Tufted Duck 10 (pair pictured)
Black-headed Gull 75
Grey Wagtail 2
So no Common Gull or Heron today. Goosanders should arrive later in the winter.
The day before, I saw a Fox and a Brown Rat next to the park on Demesne Road. It’s possible that the sudden surge of duck-and-goose noise at 4am this morning is related to the presence of the foxes.