Yesterday was a beautiful crisp winters day with great light and I can tell you that it was really good to feel the warmth of the sun on my back with the '' shortest day '' looming large on the 21st.
Fieldfares are all over the reserve stripping the berried shrubs but unwilling to pose for the camera, very frustrating.
I spent some time in the South hide and was pleased with this image of a well lit Dunnock perched on top of some brambles by the side of the reed beds, they really do get everywhere.
A number of Water Rails were calling and squealing from the depths of the reed beds, heard but not seen.
Apart from that a male sparrowhawk flew past with the low sun illuminating its breast and a wren briefly came into the hide to keep me company, what a pleasant end to the day.