Thursday 4th February 2021 - 11:00 to 12:15The park is becoming very busy and muddy during the wet weather. The uncontrolled dogs are a nuisance.Our spirits were lifted by seeing two unusual birds. A Siskin has been seen before but not often. There were a few Lesser Redpolls feeding in the alder trees at the south end of the lake next to Selwyn Close. This is a new bird for our park list.The family of two adult and six young Egyptian Geese were swimming in a well-marshalled flotilla across the lake.There were many Canada Geese and Black-headed Gulls noisily chasing any sign of feeding. Today we did not have the challenge of trying to count them.The usual water birds were all present. But the finches and tits were playing hard to get.A full list of birds seen is given in the Bird Table.