I decided to play safe and go to my local patch at Marsh Lane.On route I noticed many fields were flooded and the river had burst it's banks so let's hope we get no more rain for a while.
There were loads of birds on the ponds including the usual Ducks, Geese, Gulls, Lapwings, Cormorants etc. but in huge numbers.
The only decent birds around that I saw were a few Common Snipe and ,best of all, was a pair of Ruff.These chaps were a bit distant favouring the spit over by the River hide and when they started to fly over to near the Oak hide they had a change of mind and flew off into the distance.
Not a good morning's birding but nice to get out for a while.