A Frozen Widewater Today, 1st March 2018
I made a drive through survey of the east end of Widewater Lagoon and briefly left the warmth of the car to observe the west end from the pathway above the mud bank. I returned quickly with my face stinging!
In various water-side places above the ice and on waterside structures at the foot of gardens I counted at least 30 Dunlin. Also present in the area which I could see were a dozen Teal, 4 Redshank and 2 Ringed Plovers.
Alan Kitson reckoned it was the most ice he had seen in the lagoon since 1963.