I am a novice to birding and have become interested since walking Frank our dog, a cross Flat Coat / Springer around Hastings Country Park and the surrounding area, I realised the little brown birds weren't just sparrows.
With plenty of snow still around his afternoon I took a trip to the ARC pit, as I walked along the track to the Hanson hide a brief view of a bittern flying was all I could find, all the usual ducks in large numbers.
A pair of Gooseanders was a nice surprise but weren't around long enough for the camera, no Smew to be seen but a Black-necked Grebe was on New Diggings. The reserve was still closed.
At Castle Water viewpoint for dusk nothing moved other than geese coming into roost and a male Marsh Harrier hunting over the reed beds