I paid a very quick visit on this very cold and frosty morning to check if the reported Spoonbill was still around. There was no sign initially but within twenty minutes the bird flew into the Breach Pool and landed by the nearside bank partially hidden by the reeds. Photography was tricky but it emerged sufficiently to obtain this photo before taking off and flying further along the pool.
During this time other birders were endeavouring to make a snipe into a Jack but in the end decided it was a common. A few minutes later a Jack Snipe did fly over showing the characteristic shorter bill. At the same time another birder had spotted what he felt sure was a Bearded Tit but it never showed itself at the time.