Well as promised the camera went to Liss, and via Liss to Petersfield - Home of the world's most inbred Mallards:
We wandered round the park trying to feed the already overfed ducks, and I failed to take action shots of gulls (see below for the only good one). Nonetheless it was a very pleasant walk and we had, as previously mentioned, a rather good chinese. However it's thrown up a bit of a puzzler. What the hell is this?:
At the time I was thinking maybe a juvenile goose, but the bill's all wrong, and it's way too big to be a duck. Here's another to give you a sense of scale, but take my word for it, it was much bigger than mallard size:
Answers on a postcard.
Anyway, a nice day and we got through a whole loaf of bread. Hoping to maybe have a go at Cranham Marshes this weekend. And my new tripod just arrived, yay!