Unfortunately, my many social engagements(!) have prevented me from doing any useful birding during my stay in the area, but I managed a decent trawl around the Parish of Aldcliffe this afternoon. This will probably be my last visit to the old patch for some time...
Naturally, my ears were straining for the sounds of a flyover Lapland bunting, or a yellow-browed warbler in the sycamores, but neither materialised.
To be honest, there wasn't a great deal around, the few highlights being:
4 little egret on the marsh
6 gadwall & tufted duck (Freeman's Pools)
5 little grebe ( " " & Darter Pool)
There were 3 roe deer at Freeman's Pools too.