Highlight of the morning came at the Old Duck Pond which is opposite the Waterfall, and was where the Jack Snipe stayed back in February. Today, there were 2 Water Rails, an amazing 5 Snipe, and a Woodcock - all viewable from the road. Unfortunately the Woodcock did not stay for long, and whilst I shared sightings with a local birder, the bird 'dissappeared' from the pond. A second Woodcock was flushed as I walked through the wood at the foot of Jenner's Bank.
Other birds noted include 5 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, a Coal Tit, 2 Siskin, a male Sparrowhawk, and several Redwing. From the Weir Bridge third Water Rail was seen running across the ice at the mouth of the Len, and 11 Tufted Duck and 14 Pochard were on the Lake. 23 Common Gulls were with the many Black-headed Gulls.