Main sighting: Winter thrushes
Sunny, cold morning for the Wetland walk circuit. Fairly quiet for birds. Total of 34 species . Main highlights were 5 Snipe roosting on the edge of one pool, 2 hunting Marsh Harrier ( immature male and a female), 2 Stonechat on the sea wall, male Bullfinch in the woodland and a sizeable mixed flock of winter thrushes feeding in the meadows to the north of the reedbed – counted at least 80 Fieldfare, 21 Blackbird, 9 Redwing and 8 Song Thrush ( the paler, more densely spotted continental birds).