Much against expectations the sun was trying to break through early on and it seemed worth venturing out. I decided to head inland to Warnham LNR in the hope of getting pictures of the Redpolls and Siskin. Big mistake, by the time I got there the light had gone so it was back to the increasingly familiar IS0800 and 1/50 sec exposures.
I should have stayed on the coast which managed to keep some sun for most of the day.
Warnham is one of the better sites for bird photography giving close views of feeders and perches particularly from the Woodpecker hide. Both Redpolls and Siskin were present as well as the usual birds but it was difficult to get a good shot given the low light levels.
Artistic shot of a Siskin. I don't like feeders in my pictures but I haven't got around to replacing the metal perch with a branch yet.
There were also a few ducks sharing the Mill Pond with the Canada Geese and Black-headed gulls.
A good site for those cold bright winter days and a decent cafe in the visitors centre. Just a pity that the site does not open until 10am. You miss the best part of the day.