I made tracks through a nice blanket of snow along the Paldang 'rapids'. Much of the water area, thankfully enough, did not succumb to the ice. This caused a great influx of avian. Highlights were as follows: 4 Ring-necked Pheasant, 8 Little Grebe, 16 Grey Heron, 6 Smew, 300 Common Merganser, 700 Common Goldeneye, 50 Whooper Swan, 200 Greater White-Fronted Geese (which flew over to rice fields across the river from Paldang Stn.), 300 Tufted Duck, 50 Common Pochard, small numbers of Mallard & Spot-Billed, 2 Stellar's Sea Eagle, 4 White-Tailed Sea Eagle, 1 Eurasian Kestrel, 1 Eastern Buzzard, and a wild assortment of Yellow-throated & Meadow Bunting with Marsh & Great Tits.