Brrrr..... wrap up warm and stay local was the best I could do this weekend. Both Poynton Pool and Higher Poynton canal were both frozen (and look like being so for a while now as the nightly lows reach around -8c). Plenty of Gulls on the pool with a nice couple of Common Gulls in with the Black Headed.
However the gulls didnt take all the limelight, as a couple of Kingfishers flew from one side of the pool to the other, fishing in the sheltered parts under the tree branches that shade parts of the waters edge
The Grey Heron didnt fancy being on camera! so it retreated to a quieter corner
Plenty of woodland birds along the pathways including a small flock of Long Tail Tits
and an inquisitive Wren
whilst this mother and Juvenile Morehen forage for morsals on a less slippery surface
up at the Canal the usual Mallards made use of the very little water that wasnt frozen
and along the towpath berries are still in abundance, as are the Thrushes. Good numbers of Mistle Thrush guarding the food laden trees
from the dozen or so nervous Redwings that were easily chased off
Other local birds were very visible while foraging for food in the sub zero conditions
now for the new Garden visitors when the snow eventually arrives!!