The Weaver Bend beckoned this evening and with a cool breeze wafting in from the south-east. Ducks were much in evidence with totals of 78 Tufted Duck counted from the Weaver estuary along to the bend were joined by 10 Gadwall, a male and 7 female type Goldeneye on the river. It was good to see 5 Sand Martin in flight over the Redwall reedbed fields.
Several Tufted Duck males were defending their partners from other drakes and allowed close observations from the banks of the Weaver causeway
A distant view of a male Marsh Harrier over No.6 tank this evening.
No.6 tank always has something to offer so 4 Grey Heron, 100 Common Teal, 2 Shoveler and 67 Common Shelduck were to be expected and a male Marsh Harrier gave a fine view quartering the reed beds there. 6 Sand Martin flew through into the wind and the ubiquitous Raven were ever-present.
4 Fieldfare and a solitary Redwing in the hawthorn hedge along Brook Furlong Lane would be soon heading into the wind.
Observer and images: WSM