There was a ground frost overnight, leaving a thin scrim of ice on open water. Variable northerly breeze. The sun shone all day.
Heysham skeer - low water 10:00
Everything pretty much the same as yesterday, including the marauding Peregrines. The only addition were 7 Bar-Tailed Godwit.
Middleton Nature Reserve - early afternoon
Teal 2 male
Shoveller 1 male
Little Grebe 3 (all amicable on the "no swimming" pond)
The Shoveller and Teal looking splendid in the sunshine.
Water Rail 3 - 1 squealing plus 2 contact calling
Common Snipe 1
Grey Wagtail 1
Meadow Pipit 1
I routinely have Goldfinch on my garden feeders, as I am sure many of you do. But it is more satisfying to see them feeding naturally on teasel seeds.