Someone with a good sense of humour! (realised after I had downloaded the photo’s that someone else had made a mini snowman on the picnic benches at the back of the centre with, intentionally or not, an uncanny likeness to my good self!).
The view from Goosander Hide – lots of shoveller and pintail in particular and a few 10’s of goosander amongst the birds you can see.
Roe deer (one of two) crossing the path on the way down to collecting some dead oak for an artificial osprey nesting platform that should hopefully go up over the next few weeks – more on this in another blog!
Snowy river scenes!
Spent the day outside clearing the snow and ice from the hide ramps, board walks and footbridges (hopefully they’ll still be clear tomorrow!) and also removing some fallen tree’s that had come down under the weight of the snow.
Never did see any more of “my” owl, but saw two bittern this morning, roe deer several times and (at last!) a small flock of redwing feeding near the entrance to the reserve.
The main Tern Hide car park remained closed all day and will probably remain closed tomorrow and possibly for a few days until the snow/ice/slush has gone. The Tern Hide is however open and will only be closed if the concrete surface of the car park becomes too treacherous.