An early start and a change of tack with a watch from No.4 tank from 0800 until1200 noon. Meadow Pipit (84 moving south) and (17 west), Pied Wagtail (15 south and 38 moving west), Skylark (38 south), 11 Raven were on Frodsham Score, Chaffinch (2 west and 6 south-east), 3 Goldcrest (No.4), 7 Stock Dove, 4 Common Snipe (flying south), Jackdaw (3 south and 5 west), 2 Greylag Goose (4 on the Score and 4 flying high to the south), Starling (113 west, 8 north and 8 east), Grey Wagtail (1 flying south), Linnet (24 south, 8 north) and 1 Chiffchaff (No.4).
Frodsham Score was buzzing with birds and 15 Great Crested Grebe, 400 Wigeon got the ball rolling, 400 Curlew, 1 dark-bellied Brent Goose (with Wigeon), c1000 Canada Goose, 2 Golden Plover, 3 Common Buzzard, Wood Pigeon 36 south, 4 heading south Swallow, 1 Wheatear feeding on the score banks and 5 Greenfinch heading east.
Elsewhere: 20 Little Grebe, a juvenile Marsh Harrier drifted over No.3 and 5 tanks, 6 Great Crested Grebe on the River Weaver, 60 Black-tailed Godwit and 30 Mute Swan were noted.
Observer and images: Tony Broome.
A Cetti’s Warbler at the Lum and nearby a female Scaup was with 200 Tufted Duck on the Weaver Bend, but the Scaup flew when disturbed by a boat and a Common Sandpiper was also present.
Observer: David Bedford.
No.6 tank was a little low-key compared to the rest of the area but still amassed 2 Pintail, 120 Common Teal, 157 Tufted Duck,15 Ruff and a Golden Plover heading south. Finally 3 Swallow were on wires close to the caravan park on Marsh Lane.
Observers: Tony Broome, WSM