I had a walk round Beacon Ponds today in almost sub-arctic temperatures.Nothing outstanding on view however sanderling, redshank, knot and turnstone were along the shoreline on the way up.
Red-breasted merganser and scaup were the best birds on the ponds also flyover peregrine and 4 whooper swans were on the new scrapes.
There was a decent flock of brent geese on long bank with a sprinkle of pale bellied birds.
I had a drive back through some of the more secluded roads hoping for a decent raptor or owl but didn't see either., just a few flocks of winter thrushes and golden plovers.
Extremely chilly so kept in the car most of the time, might get out in the morning for some snowy shots.