Sunday 27th January
I managed to get out between 3.30 and 5.30 this afternoon. I spent sometime around Brooklands lake Car park hoping for a Redpoll. No sign but two very confiding Chiffchaff and a flyover Rook - quite a scarce bird here amazingly. Back over towards the Millstream I spent a while observing a Water Vole. A Kingfisher, 2 Fieldfare, several Little Grebe and some calling Water Rail.
As it got dark I had some good views of a Bittern at the end of the Millstream (around 5.15, but still plenty of light)
Apologies for another picture of a Water Vole.
All pictures today taken with my old Panasonic FZ7 compact. Great little camera if anyone wants a good quality inexpensive digital camera.