Massive Thaw Overnight (c) 2009
Residual Snow Behind the Walls (c) 2009
Water still 100% Deep Frozen (c) 2009
1430 - 1630hr
W F3, 7degC, 30km, QNH 1025 steady.
Conditions much improved after lunch with low cloud lifting, rain ceasing and temperature continuing to rise.
First day the moors free of snow. Access possible on foot up to the watchpoint today..... access road still ice bound.... water still 100% frozen but massive thaw overnight and through Sunday.
Golden Plover calls heard from the moor and in-bye but none seen. Gulls still coming in to roost but many not staying and flying on high south and south west. No passerines at all on our moors.
No moving birds.