3 Little Grebe, 18 Goldeneye and 100 Tufted Duck on the Weaver Bend.
A Waxwing dropped into the hawthorns along Brook Furlong Lane.
Frodsham Score produced 1 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret with c1,000 Canada Goose and 1 Grey Plover.
In addition 8 Reed Bunting, 1 Lesser Redpoll along track adjacent south side of No 6 tank.
Low light and short day prevented closer watch of No 6 tank. 56 species total.
Observer: Peter Twist
03.01.13. Local Waxwings.
Today I found a flock of 16 Waxwings in Widnes at approximately 2.15 pm. The birds were perched in an ornamental tree and were dropping down to the ground to feed on fallen berries? They were along the verge on the westbound Ashley Way West (A562) to the roundabout before the Ditton Road roundabout. I didn’t have time to stop and the traffic is quite busy here. So, if you get a chance tomorrow to have a look you can park in MacDonald’s or, the car park at Leigh Recreation Grounds (rugby pitches) and walk back.