I sketched wildfowl in a bitterly cold easterly wind today. Castle Howard Lake offers good views of a variety of wildfowl. There were very large numbers of Wigeon, Teal, Tufted Duck and Mallard but I concentrated on sketching drake Goldeneye and Goosander. For comparison a recent post shows sketches of female Goosanders found on Newburgh Priory Lake. Today I could only find drakes. After a couple of hours my fingers were struggling to control pencil and brush but winter wildfowl make such a fine subject on a cold grey day.