A cracking winters day today i.e. clear blue skies contrasting with a snow covered landscape. We decided on a walk to Pit-house West and RVCP which seemed a good idea for a spot of photography. A Woodcock flushed from the path as we entered PHW was a good start but once again there were no Long-eared Owls in the once regular roost. Meadowgate Lake was mostly frozen as were the Fishing Pond and Main Lake giving the chance to get close to some of the birds. Get close yes, take decent photos no.