Monday 14th September 2020 - 08:15 to 10:15It was a clear fine morning and promised to be a hot day.A Grey Heron was fishing in the shallows.A large Terrapin made its way up a log during our walk to warm in the sun.There were several large Carp patrolling together just under the surface. Occasionally a large tail fin broke the water as they pushed down to the bed of the lake.The first highlight was a Teal; a new bird for our patch list. It was associating with some Mallard and displaying to them. For once I had my camera when it was needed.The next highlight was two Swallows and a fleeting raptor. I have put it down as a Kestrel. But could it have been a Hobby following the migrating swallows?A large formation of Canada Geese flew in and landed on the lake with a splash.The brood of Egyptian Geese still contains five youngsters and they are growing well.A Grey Wagtail was foraging on the muddy shore at the Grattons Park end of the lake.A full list of birds seen is given in the Bird Table.