Dull weather conditions with the threat of rain didn’t put me off from dropping in on the marsh after the working day. I made my way up to Marsh Farm and looking over the ebbing tide on the river there were hundreds of Black-tailed Godwits, Curlew, Dunlin, 23 Oystercatcher and Shelduck.
Marsh Farm had a flock of 1000 Starlings gathering in the grass and then streaming out towards the east. No.2 tank was alive with the sounds of bleating lambs and a ewe was tending to twins which had only recently been born.
A Stonechat was along the fence line on No.1 tank and 14 Fieldfare were in the recently cut hedgerow along Brook Furlong Lane.
The highlight from No.6 tank in the gloom of the evening were 2 Little Egret, 2 male and a female Pintail, 8 Tufted Duck, 87 Common Teal, 8 Ruff and a single Black-tailed Godwit.
Observer and images: WSM.
Additional news concerns this Red Kite which flew over Runcorn Hill yesterday.