With the cold and wintery weather continuing, temperatures dropping, and regular snow showers work has been out of the question. Tuesday lunchtime was a walk along the beach from the Smuggler to Pett Pools, on the sea there were several rafts of Great Crested Grebes the larget I counted 54, in the distance a raft of ducks and possibly only Widgeon. On the Pools a couple hundred more along with a hundred Coote taking up the only bit unfrozen, in the distance Greylags and Canada Geese but too far away to recognise any White Fronted amoungst them. The cream headed Marsh Harrier put in an appearance. A heavy snow shower curtailed the visit. Wednesday saw more snow showers.
With the sun shining I set off for Castle Water, first bird to see was a hansome male Green Woodpecker sitting on a fence post followed by a very friendly Robin who refused to give me a Xmas card photo. At the view point very little showed except a party of Long Tailed Tits.