Wednesday to HOM then Marshside. Whooper swans still between Guide Road and HOM lots of shelduck around as well. Linnet, skylark, curlew, were also present but a very quiet time.
At Southport I had tufted duck, pochard, blackwit, teal, shelduck, pinkfeet, mallard, coot, wigeon, merlin, peregrine and little egret.
Thursday at Martin Mere with Jim. The mere itself was very full of whoopers, pinkfeet, greylag, pintail, shelduck, cormorant and mallard. At the Janet Kear hide Jim had brambling. The snowdrops were just beginning to appear as we went to Ron Barker hide. Here we saw lapwing, blackwits, wigeon, shelduck getting frisky, moorhen, buzzard, crows, at least one raven and two marsh harriers