Friday the 13th wasn’t the shocker you would have expected so, both the Red-necked Grebe and the Lesser Scaup continue their stays into a third week. The Scaup is now beginning to shows signs of moult and I guess he’ll be present on the marsh throughout the summer.
Additional birds noted included a Common Sandpiper, Avocet chicks (3), a single Little Ringed Plover on or by the River Weaver and 8 Raven on No.5 tank.
Observers: Chris Done, Sparky, WSM (and upper images).
Just to celebrate the grebe’s 3 week stay, I have included Gary Bellingham’s photo of the 1997 summer plumage RNG which frequented the Manchester Ship Canal below Marsh Farm.