0°c, frosty start but calm, bright and sunny.
Anglers CP: The day got off to a cracking start when Steve Denny had a Red-throated Diver flying over the car park at 07.45hrs. However, it couldn't be found on any of the waters. During a walk around the lake 430 Pink-footed Geese in 3 skeins flew over. 140W at 09.58hrs + 130 NW at 10.39 + 160 NW at 10.40 Looking from the hide, there was a tug of war going on between 2 Cormorants over what appeared to be a large fish, but in fact turned out to be an adult Kittiwake. Before long 11 other cormorants had joined in the fight and pecked it to death. Quite gruesome!
Also seen Redpoll 15, Oystercatcher 1, Snipe 14 and Little Grebe 4.
Wintersett Res: The Cetti's Warbler and a Water Rail were heard in the west bank marsh.