Sunny clear and calm but freezing cold, down to -3.
Had a lunch stop at Bothal Pond today for a change. By then it had thawed out in the main areas and plenty of wildfowl were on show. There were 50 Canada Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese, 120 Wigeon, 37 Teal, 10 Pochard, 9 Mallard, 5 Goldeneye, a dozen Tufties, 50 Coot, a Snipe and a Redshank.
All were scanned for Yanks ( Wigeon, Teal and Aythyas) but no joy. I remember a time when we used to get Ring necked Ducks quite regularly. Not so these days, I wonder why?