First view over the lake
We started by walking through the scrub, looking for Fieldfare and Redwing, without success.
Our next target, the Heronry South lake, which had a tall wooden fence with viewing slits at various heights, big enough for my 100-400mm lens to poke through. Because the birds were a fair distance away, I attached my 1.4x extender to give my lens more reach. But the low hanging mist hanging still limited the view.
The warden, Martin, set up his telescope and scanned for visible birds. He soon pointed out a Green Sandpiper on the edge of a small island, dwarfed by a Grey Heron standing beside it. Other sightings included Mute Swans, Greylag Geese, Moorhen, Coot, Black-Headed Gulls, Mallard, Gadwall, Wigeon, Shoveller and Teal.