Meadow Pipit foraging for food
The very cold night resulted in some new species arriving with flocks of Redwings and Fieldfares arriving on the beach. On the Lagoon a drake Scaup had arrived, 4 Pochards and at least 2 Ruddy Ducks. Slipe field was spectacular with hundreds of Skylarks, a few Woodlarks, Linnets,Greenfinches,Chaffinches and large numbers of Yellowhammers present. Meadow Pipits were desperately searching for food in the snow and ignoring my presence. Snipe were constantly on the move in the frozen long grass and small flocks of Lapwing were over flying. With a forecast of an even colder night tonight I am fearful for the wildlife as conditions are not likely to ease soon.