Today I went up to London to see my Mum and my Sister who was over from France. A planned stop at Staines Reservoir was shorter than hoped for due to the traffic on M4. Still worthwhile though with a few Arctic Terns amongst the Commons. Hundreds of Black-headed Gulls were seen along with a few Lesser Black-backed. The only Ducks seen were Mallard and Tufted. A Great Northern Diver was drifting around on the southern reservoir. Last time I saw one here it was spending ninety percent of its time underwater. A couple of Oystercatchers were feeding along the waterline. No hirundines were seen, obviously conditions were not right. Later on had a walk along the Thames at Richmond with only Mallard, Great Crested Grebe, Starlings and Parakeets seen.
Incidentally this is my six hundreth post.