Despite feeling under the weather I needed to get out for some fresh air, so I wrapped up warm and spent what turned out to be a difficult day in the New Forest area. First stop was Lepe where I had reasonable views of the Lesser Yellowlegs. Then onto Pennington Marshes where the conditions were so bad I eventually scoped the fields near the car park where most of the waders were feeding. In amongst the usual suspects were a couple of Ruff.
I then went onto Sopley where I couldn't find the Green-winged Teal in the horrible conditions. At Harbridge I ticked off the lone Bewick's Swan and then moved to Blashford Lakes where I at least salvaged some of the day with a Black-necked Grebe, drake Red-crested Pochard and Lesser Redpoll (but no sign of any Common Redpolls).
At Kingfisher Lake I had a couple of brief views of what was probably the Ferruginous Duck but the views weren't tickable.