As I drove to Chichester, it was caution for the first part of the journey - very very foggy. I climbed over the hill and came down into brilliant sunshine.
Having had an abortive attempt at shopping I took some pics around the Christmas market and the Cathedral... having had my 'pocketable' camera with me..
I then decided shopping was a waste of valuable sunshine and birding weather so headed off to Warnham LNR. As I got over the same hill, I descended into thick fog again.
After a call at home for a quick lunchtime sandwhich, the fog cleared and the sun came out.
So - off to Warnham LNR
Whilst watching from the hide, I saw a fox on the far bank and a Kingfisher whizzed past.
Dozens of gulls....
All the usual culprits around the feeders... Great & Blue Tits, loads of Chaffinches, dozens of Goldfinches. No Siskins or Redpolls today.. not many seen recently by all accounts.
and then a female Great Spotted Woodpecker arrived... nice one..
The occasional Greenfinch..
Quite a few Greylags about..
and on the way out, an obliging Robin
Didn't stop long as the sun was going and it was getting very misty and cold.
A Water Rail & a Goosander have been seen in the last few days. Not by me today though.