It was quite blustery on our way to the River Weaver from Brook Furlong Lane this evening. After negotiating the over friendly cows on the restricted byway adjacent to Redwall reedbed we eventually reached the river. The effort put in didn’t warrant the outlay but it’s always pleasing to see a flotilla of 12 Little Grebe engaging in a spot of water bobbing on the river. Also noted were 120 Tufted Duck gathered against the wooden jetty to avoid the buffeting wind.
Walking back and taking a diversion onto Alder Lane we reached the pipes that cross No.1 tank where 6 Wheatear were gathered out of the wind and further along the track was a male and female Stonechat which kept hopscotching along the fence line.
Observers: Sparky, WSM (and images).