A walk around the sea path revealed c. 75 shelduck on the shore, 80 avocets huddled together against the wind, and a fair number of curlew, redshank and dunlin.
The East Flood was iced over apart from a small area near the road where a number of teal, wigeon, lapwing, mallard, common gulls and shoveler congregated, joined by a single ruff.
What do water birds do in the freeze? They skate!
|Shoveler on ice|
|Common gull. It sat down on the ice a moment later!|