An early morning walk from the Holpool Gutter around No. 4 and 6 tanks gave the following 2 Green Sandpiper with a clutch other Mallard ducklings at the end of the gutter.
I continued along the edge of the Manchester Ship Canal to the east with 4 Wheatear and a male Whinchat holding my stride. Additionally 3 more Wheatear near the dredger birth at the Pumping Station. Overhead Swallow, Sand and House Martin were gathered. A nesting Oystercatcher pair on a wooden jetty by the canal pools
On the path along No 6 where several Common Whitethroat and 1 Blackcap singing.
On to Lordship Lane at least 2 Grasshopper Warbler and more Whitethroat and a single female Wheatear sitting on fence.
Not many raptors to be seen with only Buzzard and Kestrel showing.
Observer: Paul Ralston.
Later the following birds were to be found: 2 male Whinchat along the pipes with at least 4 Wheatear on No.1 tank and 4 Grasshopper Warbler at their spot along Lordship Lane.
Observer: Frank Duff.
Image of Ringed Plovers: WSM