The Start of Winter
Sun rise over the Reed Bed
The pentultimate day of November saw the start of winter with the first proper frost of the year whilst here at Kingfishers Bridge we recorded temperatures of -4 degrees; which coincided with the coldest November day for six years nationally!
The Bat Cave at Dawn
The bat cave is steaming which is indicative of trapped warmer air; baffles help limit such movement.
Viewing the Lake to the North
The Lake was partially frozen, with a small open area of water drawing in large numbers of wildfowl. Overnight saw 20 wild Swans arrive, and also several hundred Duck. With the onset of winter we can expect to see duck numbers greatly increase due to cold weather movement, which could include Goldeneye, Gosander and ocassionally Smew.
The Washes attract good numbers of Snipe in the winter.
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Reserves Manager at the Kingfishers Bridge wetland creation project in Cambridgeshire.