A bit of freezing fog, -8 degrees on the way,couldn’t stop me,I love winter birding.You see such great things,but soon realise it’s all about survival.(I’m talking about the birds).Today I watched in awe as a magpie viciously attacked,killed and started to eat a starling.A moorhen tried to join in,yep,a moorhen,amazing.

I went over to Frieston to look for the lesser canada goose,(formerly called cackling canada goose). They should’ve kept the old name! I found a flock of about 250 canadas near the North Sea Camp,but the cackler wasn’t with them.Either that or I failed to pick it out.Did find a single barnacle goose with them,though.

P1030598pintail

P1030576wigeon

The Witham is slightly wider than it is at Grantham
The Witham is slightly wider than it is at Grantham

P1030597black tailed godwit

Part of a flock of linnets,over 350 in total
Part of a flock of linnets,over 350 in total

P1030588brents

A walk along the sea wall was fun,I kept tripping up on frozen mole hills,but was entertained by a peregrine and a male hen harrier.