A walk along the Manchester Ship Canal overlooking Frodsham Score at high tide which covered the marsh bringing masses of waders such as Dunlin, Redshank, Curlew and Lapwing in to the air as several raptors took advantage of the situation with Peregrine, Merlin, Common Buzzard and Sparrowhawk seen in the area. Hundreds of Canada Geese formed a large raft which held some Pink-footed as well as the mixed swan flock.
A flock of at least 200 Goldfinch fed on the bankside vegetation and many Skylark left the marsh as the water covered the whole area. Back on the approach road to Ince Berth large numbers of Redwing and Fieldfare fed alongside Curlew and Black-tailed Godwit with 2 Little Egret in attendance .
A single Great White Egret was seen out on the score alongside several Little Egret. Also 28 Barnacle Goose flew in to the marsh.
Observer and images: Paul Ralston.