Another fine selection of birds available on the marsh this evening with a male Whinchat, 5 Wheatear (Greenland form) and a pair of territorial Swallow present by Marsh Farm. A pair of Bullfinch were in the hedgerows bordering Half Furlong Lane.
The male Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Common Buzzard is a good indicator of the amount of prey available. Over on No.6 tank where the 6 Avocet were still lingering there.
The Weaver Bend and Weaver estuary had a pair of Great Crested Grebe, 37 Tufted Duck, numerous Gadwall and a drake Garganey. 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover and 2 pairs of Oystercatcher made up for the lack of other waders.
Observers: Frank Duff, Gary Worthington, WSM (and images).