View from the Freezer:-
Several hundred Herring gulls, with a dozen or so 'Scandinavian' birds & once again our Yellow-legged Gull present for around 30 mins - one previous sighting this month by Mick, who initially picked this bird up on the Biffa landfill 6 or 7 years ago, & its been overwintering ever since.
This bird gets picked up the Biffa site, Hetton Lyons & in the coastal roost at Roker from time to time - not that common a sight in NE England.
Teal roosting - theyll fly out at nightfall to feed
Still 30+ Gadwall - outnumbering Mallards today:=
Lapwings looked somewhat baffled by the ice
Coots in snow flurry on an ice free patch
parts of 2 Long-eareds - backs to us due to the weather
taken from a public footpath close to the nature reserve
DJ clocked a couple of Roe from the hide :-