I spent an hour along the Manchester Ship Canal at midday. Wrens seemed to be in every other bush along the tow path. The Mute Swans were again in the field alongside the Holpool Gutter as was a Little Egret . The mixed swan flock was again on Frodsham Score with many hidden by the canal bank.
The female Merlin was perched in a hawthorn bush which it has taken a liking to, before flying over the canal and settled on a post there. A pair of Great White Egret were feeding alongside each other out on the salt marsh and followed each other about the area.
Observer: Paul Ralston.
This aerial image taken yesterday shows the main spots but includes the mixed winter swan flock on the edge of Frodsham Score. Image by WSM.