We drove down in full sun and the M6 was even running quite well which made for a pleasant drive for once, getting there we noted a goose in the field opposite the pull in off the lane, but this turned out just to be a lone Greylag.
Well we headed for the group on the boating lake side. This did allow us to see the Whited Fronted Geese which were on the far bank, but no joy with the Little Gull, we did note Great and Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Little and Great Crested Grebe, Numerous Herons beginning to nest on the island plus Wigeon and Tufted Duck.
Being so busy we didn't see that much the Chiffchaff from last weekend couldn't be relocated. Although there were plenty of gulls on the lake.
Sunday was a day for making use of our National Trust membership, so it was off to Quarry Bank Mill.
We hadn't been here since the gardens were opened up to the public and since Gem appeared on the scene. Getting there soon after the place opened up meant we could beat the crowds and had the place almost to ourselves as we went around the mill. Around the meadow we noted bird wise Great and Blue Tit, Treecreeper, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff and Pied Wagtail.