The hedgerows bordering Brook Furlong Lane were notable for the mixture of passerines there which included a single Willow Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, several Chiffchaff with a few Blackcap, a ‘tacking’ Reed Warbler, 2 Goldcrest and 10 Robins thrown into the sortie.
Marsh Farm was less productive today with a light passage of mainly Meadow Pipit moving over although more were over Brook Furlong Lane later in the day. A Kingfisher was calling from the ship canal below the farm. Also noted there was a Common Sandpiper.
Further out from Marsh Farm on the Mersey Estuary was a collective flock of 750 Black-tailed Godwit, smaller numbers of Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Golden Plover and a solitary Greenshank. Everything rose into the air when a female Pererine powered through the flocks.
A caterpillar earth mover crawls along Moorditch Lane with barely an inch to spare either side.
Across the marsh on No.6 tank was a little more stable but it could do with an injection of some new stock. 173 Common Teal, 2 Pintail, drake Pochard, 4 Shoveler and 6 Tufted Duck. 4 Ruff joined 340 Lapwing. Also heard was a Reed Warbler
Observers: Tony Broome, Frank Duff, WSM (and images).