A long trek to the western end of No.6 tank to catch any shorebirds that may have ventured here from the ever diminishing tide resulted in a few Ringed Plover and 6 Ruff. It was dodgy, dodging the heavy volume and vehicles of the ongoing wind farm construction.
The ‘Splashing Pool’ had a few Coot, Tufted Duck and Raven numbers out across the ship canal are building up after the breeding season and they’re some big corvid brutes out there.
The Black-necked Grebe was again fishing close to the flooded Michaelmas Daisy beds with a couple of Little Grebe. 23 Shoveler, 154 Tufted Duck, a Pintail, 67 Common Teal, Gadwall and Common Shelduck were all noted on No.6 tank.
The Growhow area by Ince marsh fields had a hunting Sparrowhawk and Common Buzzard flushed a flock of 150 Golden Plover which for the early autumn were a fairly significant number.
Observers: Ron Brumby (and images), Alyn Chambers, Mark (Whipper) Gibson, Sparky, WSM