Pulborough Brooks are totally under water after the river burst it's banks last week and is currently home to plentiful ducks and geese rather than waders. (You can just about make out West Mead hide in the middle of the picture on the edge of the water.)
While there and after a leisurely lunch, I took a walk around the heathland area which is now looking completely different having had a large number of the plantation trees removed.
It's opened up the whole area, although there are still a few clumps of trees and the occasional solitary tree standing in the now bare heathland. Much easier to see the spotted woodpecker flying across.
The black pond swollen by all the recent rain has also expanded and there's a plan to create more pools up the valley to encourage the dragonflies.
Out at the new viewpoint there's now a view across the Pulborough 'Lake'. A completely different view from just a few weeks ago as the water is now up to the edge of the slope.
View through the trees across to Winpenny hide in the distance.
I didn't have time or the gear to take walk down to the hides. Will be back in the new year - especially as I've still not managed to see 'Wally'.