A Frosty day at Warnham Local Nature

On Sunday I visited my local patch, Warnham Local Nature Reserve. As I haven't been for a couple of weeks it was nice to see winter approaching slowly. When I arrived the grass was covered in frost and small parts of the lake were frozen.

There were 12 Tufted Ducks, 10 Teal and a Grey Heron on the lake. Also 5 Cormorants were perched on a tree on the other side of the lake. I think they were drying their wings.

There were quite a few Robins around and I managed to get a couple of photos:

Along with the Robins there were the usual Chaffinches, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit and Nuthatch with a surprise visit from a Great Spotted Woodpecker, which I haven't seen for quite a while. 

Whilst in the Heron hide, which looks over the lake, a female Roe Deer appeared out of the undergrowth. You can it is a Roe Deer by its brown fur and black nose. 

To finish off my visit a the beautiful blue and orange colours of a Kingfisher dashed past me and landed on a tree right next to the hide. Within seconds of me picking up my camera it had gone!


  1. I really like the photos of the robin and how lucky of you to see the deer. I was hoping to see deer up on the Downs on Sunday but didn't. I did see 2 buzzards being mobbed by crows over kingley Vale


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