We got up early to get to the reserve for opening and watched the sun rise on the drive there. A Pheasant met us by the feeders in the car park, with Coal and Marsh Tits flying in and out of the feeders. Whilst Dunnocks, Robins and Chaffinch hopped undeneath.
There were footprints of Deer though we are not sure which ones.
A Squirrel was eating,with others jumping and running about in the woodland.
We had an excellent view of a pair of Bullfinches eating berries at the top of a bush. The Konik Horses were feeding onthe scrapes.
At the beachwe had a sea; bobbing its head above the waves.
On the final walk round whilst the sun started to set we had the privilege to see Whopper Swans flying by the Isle of Mere Hide.
View from Isle of Mere Hide
There was a Water Rail eating and hiding along the reeds,then sprinted off. A Bearded Tit came fowardand we had the best view of a male that we have ever had.
FInally before we left the hide a pair of Otters was swimming, playing and splashing around at the back.
On the walk back to the car we had four Red Deer walk in frout of us and they were watching us from trees.
At the car the Tawny Owls were calling out to each other and as we left a Muntjac Deer walk in front of us. This was an extremely good end to the day.