Frost and snow returns

17th December 2010 – overcast/snow showers/cold/calm
Grounded Migrants
A further 2 Woodcock were the only evidence of newly arrived grounded birds.
Wildfowl and Waders
A pair of Gadwall and 8 Shoveler were amongst 400 Teal and the Long-tailed Duck remains among 30 Goldeneye. At least 3 Greenshank continue to sit out the freeze,
Two ringtail Hen Harrier and a Common Buzzard were seen and several Little Egret are still along the eastern shore.