Yesterday we decided to get some of the Xmas pressies delivered to the family in Stocksfield so took the opportunity, when passing, to visit Sled Lane pond just outside Crawcrook.
Although the pond was 60% frozen there was a nice mixture of birds with Goosander,Goldeneye,Little Grebe,Tufted Duck and many Mallard,Moorhen,Coot, Blackheaded Gulls.
So decided to give a return visit today to try to get some pics. On arrival the pond had even less open water and had expected some no shows but apart from female Goosanders having gone awol they were all still present.
With ample parking outside Bradley Garden nursery and just at the end of the pond this is an easy spot to visit.