Checked the sea off Ainsdale this lunchtime, just as it began to snow again, so visibility was beyond pants.
At least the ice, snow, sand and water-filled channels made pretty patterns on the beach.
In a relatively small area of scopable sea (most of it was hidden by low cloud and mist), 41 Goldeneye, 3 Scaup, 15 Common Scoter and 5 Great Crested Grebe made it worthwhile - I'm sure there's plenty more out there, as even with the thaw setting today, most inland water is frozen solid.
I guess that's why there were so many Goldeneye offshore.
The 2 Snow Buntings were still about this morning (south end of Ainsdale beach, past the first metal barrier), but otherwise it was fairly quiet, apart from the odd Redwing and Fieldfare overhead.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...