It didn't take me long to locate it as it slept with head under wing alongside a group of Tufted Ducks and Pochard. The light was poor but as a group of dog walkers passed by the bird awoke long enough to get a shot of it .
Also within this group of ducks was the drake Scaup seen earlier but he was reluctant to look up!
In addition there was a drake Goldeneye and the usual Little grebes.
Moving up to the Spit Hide I met Tim and Peter Callis looking at a first winter Caspian Gull along with Greater Black Backs, Herring (including a Scandinavian) and all the usual waders .
A few redwings were still searching for food under the gorse but I didn't note any Fieldfares.
It might have warmed up as little ...now +2c...but the wind chill was a crippler. It was soon time to return to my log fire!!
How many species in one group? ...click to see large image