First stop the causeway and public hide, and as soon as I walked in I got Marsh Harrier. Generally there wasn't much knocking about as every where is froze solid. I called in at the centre and after a while found Marsh Tit.
|Marsh Tit in the marsh|
There was nothing doing at the marsh hides, again nothing but ice. So on foot I made my way over to Jenny-brown-point in the hope there might be Great Crested Grebe about, but although there was plenty on show no grebe. On my way over there I slipped on some snow-ice, my main concern was my equipment, but every thing seams OK. My left wrist took a bit of a knock and didn't bother me much at the time, but since I've been home its become very sore and aching. I'm not one for pain killers but when needs must.
So with one hand I will continue. Before going home I thought I would give Lillian's hide another go on the off chance a Water Rail would ingratiate itself for my lens. I had been in the hide 10 mins or so when my last tick of the day crept out of the reeds, fantastic.
|Look at the size of the feet on this thing|
|Coots having to graze|
|Again large feet for small bird.|