I was away from my usual haunts this morning, visiting the Lake Wood woodland nature reserve near Uckfield. It was the first time I’ve been there, but it’s an absolute gem of a place. Today’s post is something of a scene setter.
These are the views around the lake. There’s relatively little bird life on the lake itself (it is home to large pike), but the surrounding woodland is home to a great many species.
As for the birds, there were plenty of blue tits around.
Several long-tailed tits were also flitting among the trees nearby.
And a pretty little treecreeper. It’s always a pleasure to see them.
I’ll be going back there over the coming months (the reason for that will eventually become clear). I’m looking forward to it.
Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.