There was not a great deal to report from the patch today amongst the Arctic weather conditions. On Mill Pool there were 12 Common Shelduck, 10 Goosander, 55 Eurasian Wigeon and 8 Northern Shoveler. A flock of Northern Lapwing roosted on the ice and an adult Yellow-legged Gull dropped in briefly. The escaped drake Hooded Merganser was still on the River Anker just north of Shuttington Bridge.
Just what you need at the moment...... a snow shoveler!