Cold first real heavy frost this morning saw ice spreading out on the pools.

Highlights of recent days include the female smew on Marian Mawr.

Geylag geese from saltings, usual flocks of teal and wigeon, female merlin on the saltmarsh. Red kites and buzzards.

Sparrowhawk from the visitor centre and lesser spotted woodpecker in the woods behind the centre.

Stunning views across the reserve in the winter sunlight.

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