After a prolonged battle with the flu (despite several attempts at drowning it) I finally got out to Big Waters this morning. The lake was half frozen but still held a lot of Wigeon, some Teal and Mallard. On the walk round we saw 2 Curlew and heard Kingfisher and Golden plover, a field half covered in Wood pigeon also had 2 Lapwing in it. The regular wintering flock of Greylag was only 35 strong and the Canada geese were 18 in number. My garden as ever was host to lots of Tree spuggies, probably about 30 all told. My feed bill is getting expensive but what can I do, they must eat.