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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Freezing fog, a cathedral town and some birds...

I woke to freezing fog.  So I headed off to Chichester for a particular shoe shop - which had closed and I was looking at an empty shop window.

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

 and a few black sheep are being grazed there again this winter.

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.

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