I'd been to Woods Mill Nature Reserve in Sussex today - lots of mud and not much else about today. I had time to kill before picking my grandson up from school so decided to have a look at Widewater Lagoon on the way back. I've always thought of this being Shoreham but technically it's Lancing.
I'd been to the Lagoon last year when down on a visit - a Little Egret was the bird of note on that occasion.
I drove into the car park! What are they? Woo hoo 3 male and 3 female Red breasted Mergansers. The sea was very rough so they may have sought shelter in the lagoon. Just a car park separates sea and lagoon.
I managed some pics but the ISO was up as high as a dared... the light was dreadful and in the end rain stopped play.
I understood from another birder that there were 2 Snow Buntings further up on the beach. Pity I hadn't got time (or the weather!) to go and find them.
So some, (definitely record shot) pics!
After a while all six were diving for food... think this one may have caught something - but the jury's out!
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