18th January

Two Lapwings and 2 Redwings were appropriate arrivals at the Bill where, despite it being a day of unbroken sunshine, the thick layer of ice on any standing water was testament to how cold the nights have been just lately. The day's only other sightings were entirely routine: 9 Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver through off the Bill and 3 Purple Sandpipers, 2 Water Rails and a Black Redstart still about on the land there.