Quick cycle round the top end of the patch, things moving about with the pools all now ice free.
Coot 3, Mallard 28, Pochard 1, Gadwall 3, Shoveler 3, Tufted Duck 1, Mute Swan 2, Goldeneye 3. Also, about 35 Woodpigeon feeding at various places.
Saw BH Gull 250, LBB Gull 5, Comm Gull 15, Herr Gull 15, Lapwing 107 and a welcome return of 19 Oystercatchers. Starlings 114 also present.
On the track was a flock of 8 Long-tailed Tit, Greenfinch 1 and 2 Bullfinch. All the geese were on the opposite side of the river, but there was 700 Lapwing to view. Curlew 5.