Freezing Frampton

It was a bit of a brass monkeys job today at Frampton,but some good birds were around,mainly wildfowl.Simon Wilson told me to look out for a female red-crested pochard and some scaup.There were scores of pintails and loads of other ducks.A large flock of pinkfeet fed on grass and a couple of white fronted geese showed,along with a whooper swan.

Out on the saltmarsh barn owl and marsh harrier hunted.The owl made a catch only to have his meal stolen by a kestrel,this seems to be a very common occurance,the owl always loses.

Three grey partridges were so easy to spot in the snow.