Sunday was WeBS day and it was blimmin freezin'!
A quick scout about the patch before heading to too for the match. Wildfowl numbers were down on previous months, presumably because some of the birds have started to move north again, this cold weather might have them heading back south again!
The 'redhead' smew was still on the Budge fields. Despite seeing a few displaying lapwings inland last week as well as at Druridge, there was still a decent flock of them and some curlew, so not everything has headed back to breeding grounds just yet.
The big pools was pretty-much dead.
The addition of smew during the week takes the patch total to 81 species and 91 points in the Patch Challenge.