Burton Marshes on Tuesday

Burton MarshesI can't remember seeing the Dee Marshes in snow before. They had a somewhat Siberian air to them.

The birds were keeping their heads low. I can't say I blamed them. I was eventually rewarded with a (very distant) view of a short-eared owl on the hunt. It was the long, flappy wings that gave it away. Other than that, I only spotted a few gulls and a couple of grey herons. I'm guessing there were also little egrets about, but they will have been uncharacteristically camouflaged.

Grey heron, Burton Marshes
Grey heron, Burton Marshes

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