About 9 Brent Geese were in the field above!
and then I took a small detour around a private lake... there was one Great Crest Grebe; they've bred there for the last 3 years.. to my knowledge.
The lake had thin ice on it in parts..
A wing wiggle from the GC Grebe!
nipped home to unload the car and then a quick trip around Pulborough Brooks.. very muddy underfoot but the flood waters had subsided from when I was last there.
I pretty certain this is a Linnet
and dozens of rabbits scampered about
Hundreds of Wigeon... or so it seemed.. pity these four were partly hidden by the grass
Fallow deer seem (to me) to be increasing in number - certainly several herds of them in different places around the reserve today..
and, finally, a Goldcrest flitted through the conifers... these are the best shots I could manage, and that's not saying much :)
Still, as I desperately need to lose some weight, it was a great way to get some exercise.. I must get out for a walk every day... not enough exercise since the bad weather!!