Today's weather forecast was a LIE. Actually, it's looking quite nice and sunny now but this morning was mostly rather gloomy (as well as cold). We got the Sigmonster back from the menders today and Rob decided to take it to Cliffe on his way to work to make sure it really is mended. I asked him to drop me off at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve on the way.
From Grebe hide there was, for once, quite a lot of wildfowl on view including a flotilla of drake Pochards. There were also yet more Siskins eyeing the feeders, although they were too shy to visit them while I was there. I walked on towards Willow hide, hearing but not seeing a Bullfinch on the way.
I decided to keep going to the far end. Through a gap in the trees I spotted a pair of Goosanders coming in to make a perfect touch-down on the somewhat choppy water. I admired them through bins for a while but they were way too distant for a worthwhile photo.
On the walk back, I was watching four Greylag Geese flying past when it occured to me that one of them looked a bit smaller and darker, and I wondered if it was the juvenile White-fronted that has been around. Unfortunately I didn't get the camera on them until they were going away, and my photos are inconclusive.
I bumped into Mr Sharp by Nature, Phil Sharp (http://sharpbynature.blogspot.com/) on the way out, who said he'd abandoned a glacial Oare Marshes and decided to give Sevenoaks a go instead. Hope you had a good visit, Phil :)