Nothing extra-ordinary,but the place is heaving with winter wildfowl now.50 pinkfeet on the wet grassland,40 ruff,scores of wigeon,lapwings,golden plovers and brents etc.

Walked to the Witham mouth,the dog and me got caked in mud.Not much birdlife apart from a flock of about 600 oycs.A green woodpecker looked out of place,right at the mouth.4 skylarks flew in off the sea and dropped down onto the mud bank for a rest.

Lookout for waxwings anywhere,hopfully we’ll get plenty this winter,they’re pouring into the Northern Isles and elsewhere.Looks like it might be another good year like two years ago,hope we get ’em in Grantham again.Several reported in Lincs. already.

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