It's getting colder somewhere if there's a Lapwing wandering around the reserve. Offshore sightings limited by the bright sunshine (and lack of birds !) but did include 4 Shelduck & a Red-breasted Merganser heading south. A Grey Wagtail flying over is the first of it's kind for several weeks. Despite the fact there is still frost on the ground in the shade at mid-day a Peacock butterfly was enjoying the glorious sunshine by the back gate.