This morning, I repeated my walk of yesterday at Stanwick Lakes.  Yesterday I saw 52 species and today 54.

The species I saw yesterday, but not today, were: shelduck (6 of them), goosander, great-spotted woodpecker, pied wagtail, treecreeper and jackdaw. Whereas today the species I saw which I didn't see yesterday were: buzzard, kestrel, golden plover, redshank, collared dove, kingfisher, redwing and greenfich.

In addition, I kept a note of those species which I heard first and those which I saw first.  I did this before once.  Here are the two lists:

Heard first: chaffinch, song thrush, wren, crow, great tit, mute swan, Cetti's warbler, goldfinch, magpie, long-tailed tit, reed bunting, gadwall, dunnock, robin, kingfisher, chiffchaff, green woodpecker, skylark and greenfinch (19 species).

Seen first: common gull, black-headed gull, tufted duck, coot, greylag goose, wood pigeon, collared dove, pheasant, Canada goose, wigeon, grey heron, blue tit, moorhen,  teal, mallard, oystercatcher, blackbird, great crested grebe, redshank, shoveler, lesser black-backed gull, cormorant, great black-backed gull, fieldfare, starling, stock dove, bullfinch, little egret, buzzard, goldeneye, golden plover, redwing, lapwing, kestrel and pochard (35 species).

Tomorrow we'll get back to the serious stuff!

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