How lovely it was to be out walking in the glorious sunshine this morning, far removed from the dull and gloomy days of late. Two Grey Herons flying overhead were the first sighting as I started my walk in search of the Siskins that I had seen earlier in the week. On the lake were the usual birds minus the Tufted Ducks. There were plenty of Black-headed Gulls on the water and many were bathing, a large flock were in a ploughed field soaking up the sunshine. I caught up with the Siskins as they fed in a stretch of Alders, too many to count as they flitted from branch to branch, Goldfinch were mixed in with them. The sound of the Siskins twittering away as they fed was a pleasure to hear.I scanned the trees for Redpoll but the sun was very bright and for the most part I was looking at silhouettes. Blue and Great Tits were also in the Alders. Other highlight birds today were Long-tailed Tit, Blackbirds (plenty), Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Dunnock, singing Robin, Jay, Buzzard x 2 soaring, Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Green Woopdpecker that I had 3 sightings of possibly the same bird each time.