Well I got up at silly o/clock this morning, and it was chuffin freezing, left the house to light sleet, 10mins and I'm in the car park, now very light snow, no other fowlers there, even thogh I been told a couple were going down.
Walked down the path to the marsh gate, snow slightly heavier, crossed the marsh, snow getting heavier.
Put all my gear down and started putting the deeks out, it's now snowing very hard, and the tide's running, a lttle to fast for my liking.
All deeks out, I go back to the hide, I can't see my gunslip or gamebag, they're buried under snow, the hide netting is just a wall of snow, and I cannot see more than 20 yds.
It's now I discover that the last time I used my ear defenders I left them switched on, so I can't hear beggar all, then my glasses steam up and run with water, so they come off and go in the bag, I look up as I was putting the glasses away, to see a dozen Wigeon right above me and going like the clappers upriver.
Right, let's see If I can be ready for anymore , it's still snowing a blizzard, "uge gert big flakes" I squinting upriver at what I think maybe a Duck coming my way, but it lands, I turn around and there's 6 Wigeon just going over my head heading inland Oh and my goose deeks were covered in snow and I couldn't see them, and the ducks in the water had a layer of snow on them.
The next 2 bunches get saluted then at nearly high tide, and before I had to get of the Island for 3/4 hr, a pair of Wigeon came by about 30/35yds out, only one left while getting Oscar out to the bird, 3 Geese came past the back of my Goose deeks, had I been in the hide I could of at least "saluted " them if not even put one in the bag
After this the sun came out
All in all a good outing and a good end to the season