A week of not getting to the patch seems like a long time, so being out this morning with a hard frost and bright blue sky was excellent.
I headed straight to WSL after John had the Bittern perched high....and it was still there and stayed there for ages, no doubt warming itself in the sunshine. It is fair to say it showed rather well.
Also on the limited unfrozen water, 3 Little Grebe, a few Gadwall, 2 Teal Wigeon and the Ferruginous Duck.
We did a circuit of BSL's South bay and West side, just 1 male Goldeneye was of any note.
Looping back via WSL the Bittern was still on show, then on to Lea Farm G.P. where a lot of wildfowl were gathered. A new record count of 327 Teal, 193+ Wigeon, 90 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye (2m), a few Shoveler.