IT may be the depths of winter, but one beauty spot is still teeming with life.
Birdwatchers have been visiting Titchfield Nature Reserve to catch a glimpse of the many bird species that have migrated there to see out the cold winter months.
The area provides a refuge for ducks, geese and wading birds, and is also well-known as the summer breeding ground for the rare avocet bird.
Peter Smith, 53, a factory worker from Petersfield, was one of those with binoculars at the ready.
He said he saw Black-tailed Godwits, Teal and Black-necked Grebes.
‘I have been doing it since I was a child,’ said Peter.
‘It’s just something I have always been interested in. Sometimes I take photographs, but I don’t bother with logs or anything.
‘That’s a bit like trainspotting! I just do it because I enjoy being out and you never know what you might see.’