Did my WeBS today in rather vile conditions. At least it was mild-ish... and definite signs of thaw on the pools.
Highlights from the Aldcliffe-Stodday (ie in 'the patch') section included the following:
A pair of gadwall were on the river near Snipe Bog - where just 1 common snipe was flushed - and a little egret was also here briefly.
8 black-tailed godwit and just 2 golden plover were on the marsh.
4 shoveler were on the Wildfowlers' Pools.
130 Canada geese were on the river while the greylag flock (approx 500) & the lone pinkfoot were in the fields.
Quite a few lapwing, BH gulls and redshank were feeding in the fields.
2 rock pipit were along the tideline.