Tuesday 02-11-2021 - 10:15 to 12:30There was a hint of frost first thing. By the time we started our walk, slightly confused by the clocks going back, it was bright and sunny with a brilliant blue sky. The colours were wonderful.It was striking how many gulls there were - over 40 Black-headed and severalHerring. There were also many more Mallard. They are coming back to their winter quarters after breeding and moulting.Both Mistle Thrush and Song Thrush were eating the berries on the yew trees.There were two Cormorants, an adult and a juvenile, in the trees on the main island.It was good to see more small birds: Goldcrest and Nuthatch in particular.Congratulations to Steve, Tom and the garden team on winning a Green Flag Awardfor the third consecutive year. Worth Park was also given a Heritage Green SiteAccreditation.The SOS Sussex Bird Report for 2020 has just been published. Our Egyptian Geese get a mention "the first goslings were seen in late winter, with six at Midhurst on 13 February and nine at Crawley on the 19th".A full list of birds seen is given in the Bird Table.