Sunday 18th March 2018 - 09:15 to 10:30It was grey with a raw breeze. Snow lay on the ground but the lake had no ice. Children were sledging and building snowmen. Daffodils stood bravely above the soggy soil.A group of Siskins were feeding in the yew trees near entrance to the park. A GreatSpotted Woodpecker flew into the trees near the tennis court. I am sure they are always around but we don't often see them.The pair of Egyptian Geese still have 11 goslings and they are growing well. They seem to be attentive parents.A male and a female Mallard were good to see and might hopefully be a pair.Two Great Crested Grebes, two Coot and two Moorhens were also encouraging sights. We hope that they may breed and re-colonise the lake.Many Black-headed Gulls are still around and most of them now have their black head plumage. Soon they will be moving off to their breeding sites.The Pulham island looked even more exotic with a sprinkle of snow.A full list of the birds seen is given in the Bird Table.