The male Marsh Harrier was again hunting No.6 tank were there were 2 Avocet and a Little Egret.
Wheatear on No.1 and 2 on track between 3 and 6, Meadow Pipit on No.1 tank and Common Whitethroat in various places displaying/singing. The first Reed Warbler of the Spring was on 6 and a Wheatear was by Marsh Farm.
Observers: Frank Duff, Paul Crawley (and video and above images).
Wigg Island’s lagoon with Fiddlers Ferry (that black smoke can’t be good) across the river.
Locally Wigg Island is just a few miles upriver from Frodsham Marsh and the two Black Swans that had been on the Canal Pools moved to the lagoon at Wigg there on the rising tide.
An Iceland Gull flys past Hempstone Point, Wigg Island.
A pair of Black Swans on the lagoon at Wigg Island and a Cetti’s Warbler gave a brief burst of song. Plenty of migrant activity with Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler being highly vocal. Small passage of hirundines moving northward. On the lagoon 4 pairs of Little Grebe, 43 Tufted Duck, 2 pairs Shoveler and the usual gathering of summer Gadwall
Observer and images: WSM