Lade - 0930hrs - cold, dry and sunny, n1 - A cracking winters day with a sharp frost and bright blue skies. All the usual wildfowl present, but in small numbers, including 8 Goldeneyes and 15 Wigeons on north pit. Cettis`s Warbler and Water Rail very vocal this morning.
RSPB - Checked out the bird reserve this afternoon. A large mixed flock of plovers, pigeons and corvids on the fields behind Boulderwall, plus a couple of Marsh Harriers and a close Stonechat in the reedbed. Elsewhere, 3 Smews on New Excavations, Great White Egret and Dabchicks on Dengemarsh and the Long-tailed Duck on ARC.