Through the night the temperature at home was -4 rising to -2 at daybreak, but scarcely moving above zero all day. Yesterday's snow froze into a crunchy hard icing over the landscape. Below is a trip with me on my circular walk of about a mile and a half from home...
Just about the only noteworthy thing on an eerily quiet day was a hard weather movement along the coast, with the following all going south -
Meadow Pipit 90
Grey Wagtail 1
Pink footed Goose 90+
On the walk through the Village wood and back by the Heugh were 9 Snipe (3 and 6) dropping into the running streams, 2+ Song Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Buzzard, 5 Siskin, 12 Grey Partridge, 1 male Stonechat and 5 Lapwings.
I couldn't even rumour a grey Gyr let alone a white one...