Only one RB Merganser about - a female who was sleeping
and out of the water .. sleeping
Something then startled the Mergaser and a adjacent gull and she flew off.. and that . was that.
No Gooseander today...
Then had to go to local town to collect some new specs... which were wrong.. so now the Opticians have to change the lens again...
Popped into Warnham en route as rain was threatened later in the day
Sheep dozing... there's 17 of them keeping the grass in trim in the wildflower meadow.
About 4 Siskins about - nice!
I thought from the back of this bird, it might have been a Mealy Redpoll - but now I would say Lesser Redpoll...
But there were two or three Lesser (?) Redpolls about
and the usual several Tufties... there had also been a Little Egret but that had flown before I got into the hide. And the juvenile Great Crested Grebe is still about..
A pleasant wander in the winter sunshine... and we had rain later!!