Anyway, enjoyed the usual buzz of activity from the Southern Hide, totals as follows -
Reed Bunting 2
Blue Tit 7
Great Tit 4
Water Rail 1
House Sparrow 2 (not actually feeding, but looking shyly from the undergrowth as if they wanted to)
Water Rail 1
So fairly buzzing at times!
There were also 22+ Teal out on the marsh and 1 Carrion Crow looking a little forlorn in the approach copse.
A bit of activity - Great Tit, Goldfinches, Blue Tits
Three grumpy old men - Greenfinches
The view from the Stuart Hutchings hide was particularly bleak at times, driving rain and the surface buffeted by strong winds as the odd squall passed through; no grebes that I could discern (perhaps they were further around the res in a more sheltered spot, or just hidden in the troughs), but 40+ Wigeon and 10 Mallard were working the margins around the causeway end, and c.150 Herring Gull, 5 each of Black-headed Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull, and single Greater Black-backed Gull and Common Gulls were sheltering in the lee of the bank in front of the hide. Three Cormorant and 3 Meadow Pipit completed the line-up.
And I think that was about it. I had wanted to take a bit of a walk along the east side, but not the greatest idea in the conditions, so I didn't.
Common and Herring Gulls
Two Cormorants having a breather
Other recent sightings of note -
10/01/15 - Slavonian Grebe, 2 Pochard, 6 Common Gull (4 1stw), 3 Lapwing (J St Ledger)
11/01/15 - 2 Mediterranean Gull, Little Egret, Muscovy Duck (!) (SVH)
Finally, spot the Meadow Pipits (2)