A change of tack and a watch from Marsh Farm for a change as the tide slowly rolled in on the river beyond the raised banks of Frodsham Score.
A count in excess of 650 splendidly summer plumage Black-tailed Godwit were feeding on the exposed mud of the river, they joined a similar count of Curlew. The birds were eventually edged closer to the secure green banks of the salt marsh and moved there out of sight of FD and myself.
A count of 47 Raven was approaching the big counts of two years ago, they appeared to be having fun, tumbling and sky rolling above the ship canal banks.
A video of the Ring Ouzel here:
Observers: Frank Duff, WSM (and images).