The South Lake was almost completely frozen over with only a small area in front of the houses free of ice. The snow was six inches plus deep making for tiring walking. Although the temperature was nudging - 9*C the mainly sunny conditions made for beautiful views around the lake.
There were a great number of Wildfowl concentrated in the ice free area, all eager to take food from the many people who had kindly brought bread along with them. Not the ideal food, but in these conditions it certainly helps.
Some photographs of the stars of the show, against all the odds they still put on a fantastic display.
|Black Headed Gull|
|Greylag Geese with Barnacle Goose|
|Tufted Duck (male)|
|Tufted Duck (female)|