What a wonderful winter landscape greeted me. A good 4 1/2 inches of snow covered the ground and I almost expected to bump into Rudolph and his fellow Reindeer round any corner!!
Bird-wise it was understandably quite quiet, however a few nice birds were seen. A good passage of Redwing with single numbers of Fieldfare passed through, at least 7 Skylark and 1 Meadow Pipit were noted, and a flock of 5 Teal flew down to the Lake.
On the Lake itself were 16 Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, and at least 76 Black-headed Gulls and 18 Common Gulls.
2 Black-headed Gulls