The awful weather didn’t deter some birders from making the pilgrimage to see the waders on No.6 tank, so it was no surprise that the first Curlew Sandpiper of the Autumn finally made it to the marsh when a juvenile paid a visit. Also present and an increase in numbers was an adult and 5 juvenile Little Stint. In a similar vein a juvenile Golden Plover dropped in to join the 12 Lapwing, 800 Ringed Plover, 3 Greenshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit and 700 Dunlin. The only addition to the normal duck species were a few Shoveler. The wind blew in a SE 3-4 for most of the time with thick drizzle occurring later in the day didn’t dampen the spirits of those fortunate to see the variety and not considerable volume of shorebirds present.
Five Common Swift were over the M56 where it crosses the River Weaver at dusk (WSM).