Met up with Bazzo after he'd done the WeBs count for Marshside 1 (7,000 Wigeon), and we headed north from the Sandplant towards Crossens.
Still a fair bit of frozen water on the inland side, but 4 or more Little Egrets were back on the outer marsh, and Merlin and Kestrel were hunting.
A few thousand Pinkies were strung out along the marsh, mostly grazing in the deeper vegetation, but the Barnacles still stuck out like a sore thumb and one of the Brents (a pale-bellied bird) was on Crossens Outer.
All fairly long distance for digi-scoping though.
An adult Peregrine was drying its wings out Cormorant style while Pinkies fed around it, and the Blackwit and Wigeon flocks are starting to build up again after the big freeze.
I wondered how many birders had headed up to Marton Mere today for the "probable" American Bittern?
God's holy trousers, it's nearly 20 years since the very accommodating bird there - still a happy memory though.
Barn Owl hunting on Plex Moss later in the afternoon, but not much else there.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...