...and one that has stayed for a while.
Remember this chap?
Yup - the partially albino/leucistic Blackbird is now in his fourth year and looking quite perky. Well he looks perky in real life - in this picture he just looks like a fuzzy blob.
The ones that got away? 4 ducks flew over yesterday in the direction of Barnes, but the light wasn't good. My best guess was Shoveler. Unfortunately I couldn't be positive on the ID. Strangely one of the birds had legs trailing prominently behind the tail - which I don't know of being an ID feature of any of our ducks but in the brief time I had I was rather fixated on this point. So it may have been a Shoveler with a short tail. Either way. No tick.