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Chichester and Fishbourne

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This is my attempt at some solo birdwatching, which is to say, going out on a cold, windy day, take a lot of photographs, and hope that I can make them out when I'm back somewhere warm. A couple of short movies I took on the day didn't make the cut - I took them more to get the sounds of the Redshank warning calls, but all I got was the sound of the wind.

To cut to the chase, there's a lot of Redshank here, along with Dunlin, Oystercatcher, and Grey Plover. Oh, and the usual Mute Swan, gulls etc.

Fishbourne 3

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Having tried digiscoping in my previous trip to the inlet, I thought I'd give it another shot - not great, but interesting to play around with.   I also took a few snaps of the flora of the area.

Fishbourne Roman Palace

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One of the largest villas found in the UK, and some of the earliest gardens, it was found by someone digging a hole for a new water main.  Now it's a mix of preserved mosaic floors, and recreated gardens.

I also went to the Celtic day there later on.

Fishbourne 2

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Taking the folks to see the inlet at Fishbourne.  Not quite as wet as before...  Features my first attempt at digiscoping, before that was even a thing.

Fishbourne

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On Saturday 20th(?) January 2001 the weather was very clear (and so quite cold), but after doing the weekly shop decided I couldn't miss this opportunity and decided to walk to Fishbourne from Chichester. Perhaps going in my flying jacket and trainers was a little inadvisable after all the rain we'd had in previous months - although there hadn't been much rain in recent days, the fields were still completely saturated with water and early optimistic sod-hopping (jumping from tuft of grass to tuft of grass to try and stay out of the water) soon gave way to trudging along with wet and muddy feet. I think it was well worth it in the end though.