An earlier dart from work and a couple of hours birding before him upstairs closed the curtains for the day. A large gathering of Lapwing on No.6 tank numbering 1500 were with 340 Golden Plover and 243 Dunlin all stayed beyond sundown.
Ducks were gathered to spend the night on the water at No.6 tank and included 12 Cormorant, 10 Pochard, 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 12 Mallard, 17 Common Shelduck, 234 Common Teal and a drake Pintail.
The Marsh Harrier was out over No.4 tank quartering the reed beds there. A Sparrowhawk caused a bit of consternation with the local Redshank and at least two pale morph Common Buzzard were on No.5 tank.
There were five Stonechat together on the fence line dividing No.5 tank and I guess it wont be long before they make their move to a heathland or moorland across the country?
Observer and images: WSM.
Other news: A Chiffchaff was on Runcorn Hill today.
A little belated but some additional sightings from Frodsham Score earlier today. Two Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret and Grey Heron.
Observer: Paul Ralston (image 5).