Went back down to the GS hide to face a bitter wind.Visibility not good but was greeted by 100+ Tufteds, 50-60 Shovelor and 6-8 Pochard close to the hide, lots of Snipe about and distant views of the Whoopers. No Grebes at all but I was only there for an hour.Good news is that the Gargeny hide has reopened but is slippy underfoot so take care!! Curlew about and the usual big numbers of Teal and Wigeon. Coot also plentyful and a couple of Ruff were seen. 2 Scaup had been noted but not by me.
All looking good!