Rather dreek in the Park this morning – didn’t stop raining until I was on my way home! First bird I saw was a Barn Owl, which flew across the water meadow to land just a few metres away from me, at it’s roost hole. It watched me for a bit before disappearing into it’s hole. It must have had a pretty difficult night’s hunting. At the Lake there were the usual wildfowl but five Mandarin were nice – two pairs and the young male. The number of Canada Goose has doubled from two to four. A mixed tit flock by the viewing screen contained both Marsh Tit and Siskin. There was a pair of Bullfinch along the ‘hippo’ hedge and another pair up The Street. The dark phase Buzzard flew from cover on the edge of the deer park.