After work and a trip to the marsh until sunset to check the area and its birds out. Work commences with some gusto on grubbing out the hedgerows along No.5/6 and No.4 tanks and a site office at the junction of No.4 tank and Lordship Lane seems to mean business with these turbines.
My expectations were ambitious compared to the reality of what was on offer: 14 Shoveler were on the open water along with 87 Common Teal, a drake Pintail, 2 Tufted Duck and 4 Mute Swan. Shorebirds present on the water edges were in very low numbers with just 67 Golden Plover and 89 Lapwing.
A ship sailing along the Manchester Ship Canal looked odd with just the mast and the Union Flag poking out from beneath the surrounding land.
The sun setting over No.6 tank provided some back-lit Cormorant silhouettes.
Observer and images: WSM.