And with the wind, the waves were lapping on the 'shore' - this is a field!
I was walking in an anti-clockwise direction around the reserve and this is what greeted me. The River Arun and River Stor are bursting their banks.
I had my wellies on which come up to about mid-calf length... but even so the water was so deep it was coming over the top..the the pathway was too deeply flooded for me to continue and I had to turn back.
The Fallow Deer were evident in large numbers.
The feeders by the visitor centre were being overwhelmed by birds
Great to see Coal Tits.. I used to have them visiting my garden when I lived in Surrey... I do miss the wildlife I had in that garden ...