On 2nd I watched a female Great Spotted Woodpecker chipping away at a tree in the wooded area behind the bird table. Today, 7th Feb, in a very cold easterly wind a quickish circuit round both lakes. There were 22 Pochard on W lake in nice light so managed some nice shots of a couple of drakes. They were closer than usual but still needed a biggish crop. Two Little Grebes were in the bay and there were 3 Gadwall. A lone Redwing was in leaf litter by the high path at the back of W lake.