An afternoon walk to see if I could connect with the leucistic Swallow that had been seen in the area yesterday. I started down Brook Furlong Lane where the first of many Chiffchaff were seen and heard. A Goldfinch with a pale head was feeding on the roadside weeds.
There were 4 Stonechat on the fence by Marsh Farm and two more were in the reeds along the Weaver Bank. A large flock of Curlew sat the tide out on the Mersey bank and were joined by Cormorant and Shelduck. On the River Weaver were a dozen Black-tailed Godwit and a single Common Sandpiper which flew down river as did several Redshank. On to No.6 tank and even more Chiffchaff with at least 2 Willow Warbler were in the Elderberry bushes.
The Black-necked Grebe was showing well and spent a good twenty minutes preening close in to the near bank . Alas no sign of the white Swallow.
Observer and images: Paul Ralston