Only 1 car in the car park as I drove in. I decided to buy a cup of tea from the Wild Bird Cafe. The lady serving me told me that the road will not now open until January 19th as they have had to repair some drains. Then hopefully we cab drive there without having to make a long detour.
The scene at the wetlands was certainly wintery as my photos show.
From the south hide I could see a group of wigeon by the far bank on my left
a group of teal were on the right hand sude of the lagoon
Along the lane back to the car I noticed lots of bird sound coming from the hedges on both sides of the road. Birds kept flying from bush to bush and sometimes they would fly across the road. I was able to add greenfinch, goldfinch, dunnock, blackbird, sing thrush, redwing, fieldfare and starling to my day list.
This female chaffinch was keeping a watrchful eye on me. I discovered the reason for the small bird activity, the feeders have been moved from near the sacrificial crop field and the cafe seating area and out near the gate. The reason for the move was due to having large numbers of rats at the other sites.