Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum is down the road from Brighton, just beyond Lewes, and in combining cars and birds manages to please BOTH members of the visiting party.
After a quickish scoot round the car bit (enjoying the rogue Peter Rabbit sat in a small car) and a light snack outside in the perfect sunshine, we launched ourselves into the wildfowl area.
Having recently got a new camera, I was keen to get to see what it could do (of course, I've not read the instructions yet, preferring to just 'get in there') and it was fantastic - with a great zoom.
I love birds so much - they're a real inspiration for my designs - and there were plenty of beauties wandering about here, although they were mostly sleeping and not really interested in the corn I'd bought to feed them with, unlike the geese at the Wildfowl Trust in Arundel, who are NEVER backward in coming forward.
We had such a lovely time, the birds were great, the weather just perfect and a stop off for cider-tasting at Middle Farm and a little wander round the fields at Berwick finished the day off beautifully.
Of course, it's grey and cloudy again today.