We had a quick walk around the dam on Sunday morning on the way to my parents. It was bitterly cold so we didn't linger too long!
There were quite a few small flocks of Starlings in the grass on the entrance road.
The birds didn't flock to the jetty for a change, they must have been well fed over the weekend. The usual birds were there - Mallard, Canada Geese, Swans, Coot, Moorhen and quite a few Tufted Duck. Out in the middle a lone Great Crested Grebe and further round a pair of Pochard, not a bird I see there often. The Tufted Ducks came quite close to the banks and we could actually see them swimming under the water, narrowly missing the Mallards, my daughter loved that!
At the top end there was a single Cormorant and lots of Black-headed Gulls. I scanned them all and couldn't find a single Common Gull for a change.
A short visit but it added some of the more common species to this years list.