The weather was the usual dull grey and I almost left Dad's and headed home but decided I really ought to make a first visit of 2012 to Rye Meads.
Birds there were but none were playing ball but I did see Fieldfare, Redwing, Snipe and Green Sandpiper amongst the ducks and woodland birds.
I did however see this chap have a laze.
He(?) was in a spot where he was unlikely to be disturbed as the public aren't allowed however an RSPB work party came along and he stirred.
He just crept into a ditch and the work party didn't know he had been there! Still he was the highlight of my day!