There were plenty of birds on the pond, including a family of mute swans
a cormorant who we first noticed stretching out its wings on the boardwalk
but who then joined the other birds on the water and seemed to be having an in depth conversation with this swan
There were also three male goosanders and one female and this male came very close, which is relatively unusual for this species
We also kept our eyes open for the otter that has been recently seen here, though no luck today! But the Figgate Park is always a lovely place for a walk whether or not you see the otters or the raer ducks that sometimes appear there (including mandarin, shoveller and gadwall!).