An hours walk this afternoon along the Manchester Ship Canal and along the Holpool Gutter. The single Great White Egret was out on Ince Marsh and 2 Little Egret with a Grey Heron were in the gutter.
There were 2 Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk over No.4 tank with several Common Buzzard in the area. The Whooper and mute swan flock has risen to 67 birds with a Black Swan amongst them! Another five Mute Swan were out on Frodsham Score. A pair of Gadwall on the canal and 2 Common Snipe on the path back to the car and a Grey Wagtail by the Ince berth.
Observer and images: Paul Ralston