WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY
There was a light frost overnight, followed by another cold day, temperatures peaking at 2 degrees C. Kent saw some substantial snow during the day (up to 32 cms) and the Chilterns also had a light covering by nightfall.
CHESS RIVER VALLEY
All 5 LITTLE EGRETS were still present, with two at Chesham Sewage Works and the three by Church Covert.
Driving through a snow blizzard on the A11, I eventually reached Stretham mid afternoon. Frustratingly, the two Bohemian Waxwings that had been present since Tuesday had been last seen at 12.30pm. They had been feeding on the Rowan trees by Hazel Court. Two Mistle Thrushes were guarding the two trees and chasing everything out that landed in them, including Collared Doves. I assume that is why the Waxwings had moved on.
The last two days have seen a widespread arrival of Waxwings into the country, so hopefully I will get another opportunity to see one in the coming days.......